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David Stoller’s Legal Guides

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  • Adjustment of Status Based on Marriage to a US Citizen (Part 3 of 3)

    If the Form I-485 is approved prior to celebrating the second wedding anniversary, the resident status that is accorded is one given on a conditional basis. The condition can be removed from the resident status upon the submission of a Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on...

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  • Adjustment of Status Based on Marriage to a US Citizen (Part 2 of 3)

    Form I-131, Application for Travel Document - to obtain permission to depart the US and to return while the application for adjustment of status remains pending. All of the applications must be completed and submitted with supporting documentation (i.e. birth certificate of the ...

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  • Adjustment of Status Based on Marriage to a US Citizen (Part I of 3)

    This guide will provide a brief overview of the most common type of application that most immigration attorneys handle, an application seeking adjustment of status based on marriage to a citizen of the United States. The information provided below is intended as a guide only and ...

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  • Why Infopass Does Not Work - Part II

    Instead of training its ISOs to understand what happens before cases come their way and after cases leave their unit, the agency concentrates its training on having its officers handle only what is in front of them. Let me provide an example. I was an attorney who handled the r...

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  • Why Infopass Does Not Work - Part I

    This guide will discuss why Infopass appointments are a waste of your time and a waste of government resources. Infopass is a system whereby an individual seeking information about a pending case can make an appointment to sit with an Immigration Services Officer (ISO) and ask q...

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  • Attorney's Role at CIS Interview

    Interviews before Immigration Services Officers (ISOs) are an important part of the system of adjudicating immigration benefits. This article will discuss the attorneys role during an interview. However, before discussing the attorneys role, lets be familiar with the ISOs. ISOs ...

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  • Obama Administration's Deferred Action Program

    This legal guide will discuss the recent program announced by the Obama Administration regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Although the concept of deferred action is nothing new to the immigration law, the use of this benefit on such a large scale is something that ...

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  • Understanding What "Hardship" Means

    This legal guide will discuss hardship as this term is used by the US immigration law.Often times, immigrants must establish a certain level of hardship to close family relatives in order to obtain approval of an application for an immigration benefit.Most commonly, hardship may ...

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  • New Proposed Policy on Processing Unlawful Presence Waivers

    This legal guidewill discuss a recent announcement by Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) regarding anticipated changes in the way the US government will process certain waivers of inadmissibility.First and foremost, always obtain the advice of a qualified and licensed att...

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  • Deferred Inpections - What You Should Know

    This legal guidewill discussDeferred Inspections.This is a process that is often employed by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to complete the inspection of a foreign national when it recognizes that an individual may have some type of problem with their immigration status when...

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