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  • Tips for a Successful VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) Declaration

    Create a Structure Create an outline before you write with all the important points you want to make and to create a structure following a time line throughout your life. Try to include time referenc

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  • The Immigration Affidavit of Support in Challenging Economic Times

    Count all of your "income" A frequent question in the current environment is whether unemployment income can be counted. The answer is "yes." Only means-tested benefits such as Medicaid, SSI, and f

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  • The Immigration Affidavit of Support: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

    If I need to use a joint sponsor, must the person be a relative? No, the joint sponsor does not need to be related to either the petitioner or applicant. The only requirements are that the joint spon

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  • You Priority Date is Current, You are Overseas: What to Expect Next

    Who controls the process? The process is largely controlled by the U.S. Department of State and performed by a processing center in New Hampshire - the National Visa Center and worldwide U.S. consula

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  • Pro Bono and Immigration: How Private Attorneys Fit In

    Pro bono, or the provision of legal services for free, has a long tradition in the context of immigration law. Pro bono work has generally been concentrated in areas of immigration law where important humanitarian, human rights, and constitutional issues are posed, such as refuge...

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  • When the Service Suspects Marriage Fraud, Responding to a Notice of Intent to Deny

    Remember the standard A marriage is fraudulent or a "sham" marriage, if the parties did not intend to establish a life together at the time they were married. The intent of the parties at the time t

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  • Little Things That Can Mean a Lot -- Five "Small" Errors to Avoid in Marriage Adjustment Cases

    If you have decided to step out on your own in applying for your marriage-based green card, make sure these errors do not hinder your progress.

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  • When the Petitioner's Criminal History Matters: the Adam Walsh Act

    What: The Immigration Law Reforms to Prevent Sex Offenders from Abusing Children (Title IV of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006) Who: Prohibits U.S. citizens and permanent residents convicted of any "specified offense against a minor" from filing family-based...

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  • Deferred Action for Minors - Eligibility and Document Requirements, as of August, 2012

    ? Came to US before 16th birthday, either uninspected or inspected o Birth Certificate o Passport o Visa/I-94 (must show expiration as of June 15, 2012) o School Records o Financial Records o Medical Records o Circumstantial Evidence Acceptable (i.e. school record dated ...

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