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  • Provisional Waiver Expanded to Include Children of U.S. Citizens and Residents & Spouses

    On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of initiatives including expanding the Provisional Waiver program to allow spouses and children residents and children of U.S. citizens to remain

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  • Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) Work Permits for Parents of U.S. Citizens

    On November 20, 2014, the President announced his executive action plan to create Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) allowing parents of United States Citizens and lawful permanent re

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  • Key Provisions of the Expanded (DACA) Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

    On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of initiatives, implemented through the President’s executive authority, to help fix our broken immigration system. Specifically, these actions

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  • UNLAWFUL PRESENPROVISIONAL WAIVER BENEFITS US CITIZENS SPOUSES WHO CONSULAR PROCESS

    Immigrant spouses and children over 19 of U.S. citizens will have a new beneficial process available in the coming months called the Provisional Waiver. The new Provisional Waiver of unlawful presence will be processed and approved before a consulate and may receive approval to r...

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  • Deferred Action Applications Accepted Beginning August 15, 2012

    Department of Homeland Security announced today that it will begin accepting applications for Deferred Action August 15, 2012.The government filing fee will be $465 and includes employment authorization. Some people fear that their information will be supplied to Immigration Enf...

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  • How to Work Abroad, Not Lose Your Permanent Residency and Still Become a U.S. Citizen

    Permanent residents can lose their status even if they visit theU.S.often. Once an immigrant has earned permanent residency, typically she or he wants to keep residency and have the ability to travel abroad. The regulations and rules residents must follow to avoid losing their re...

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  • Obama’s Immigration Enforcement Policy Update

    Since President Obama was elected, his administration has detained and deported more persons than any administration before. According to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano, during fiscal year 2010 a record was set of more than 392,000 persons remove...

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  • Actualización de Política de Ejecución de Inmigración de Obama

    Desde que el presidente Obama fue elegido, su administracin ha detenido y deportado ms personas que cualquier otra administracin anterior.Segn la secretaria del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS), Janet Napolitano, durante el ao fiscal 2010, el record fue de ms de 392,000 p...

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  • ¿Cómo trabajar en el extranjero, no perder su residencia y conservar su ciudadanía en EEUU?

    Residentes permanentes de los EEUU pueden perder su condicin aunque visiten el pas a menudo.Una vez que un inmigrante ha obtenido la residencia permanente, por lo general la persona desea mantener su residencia y tener la habilidad de viajar al extranjero.Los reglamentos y normas...

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  • How to Work Abroad, Not Lose Your Permanent Residency and Still Become a U.S. Citizen

    Permanent residents can lose their status even if they visit the U.S. often. Once an immigrant has earned permanent residency, typically she or he wants to keep residency and have the ability to travel abroad. The regulations and rules residents must follow to avoid losing their residency can be c

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