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  • LGBT Immigration

    In this article, we will review certain provisions of immigration law that touch on LGBT immigrants. Asylum and Refugee Protection LGBT individuals may qualify for asylum under U.S. immigration laws.

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  • Overview of LGBTI Asylum

    Under current U.S. immigration law, LGBTI aliens may seek asylum in the United States. LGBTI Asylum Background Under current U.S. immigration law, LGBTI aliens may seek asylum in the United States. In

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  • Introduction to the EB1B Visa Category for Outstanding Professors and Researchers

    The EB1-B (EB1B) category is an employment-based immigrant visa category for outstanding professors and researchers. The underlying statute for the category is found in section 203(b)(1)(B) of the Imm

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  • Recapturing Priority Dates

    Under certain circumstances, a child with a pending adjustment of status application to a family preference category who would otherwise "age out" may have his or her immigrant visa petition converted

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  • New Rules Regarding Teacher Category of Exchange Visitor Program

    The Department of State (DOS) finalized a new rule amending existing regulations governing the Teacher category of the Exchange Visitor Program (J visas). Introduction The Department of State (DOS) fi

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  • O Visas

    O visas are nonimmigrant employment visas for limited classes of aliens.The O-1A (O1A) visa is for "aliens of extraordinary ability" who are seeking to enter the United States to work in their areas o

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  • Inadmissibility for Criminal and Related Grounds

    Section 212(a)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality (INA) act lists various grounds for inadmissibility on criminal and related grounds. In limited circumstances, an alien subject to section 212(a)(2

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  • USCIS Receipt Numbers

    When the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) receives an application or petition, it assigns it a 13-character USCIS receipt number on the Form I-797C, Notice of Action. The USC

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  • Permissible Activities While on B2 Status

    The B2 nonimmigrant visa classification is if for temporary visitors for pleasure. There are limited activities in which a B2 nonimmigrant may engage in while on B2 status without violating status. In

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  • The European Refugee Experience

    In this post, I look at some of the serious problems Europe has had with admitting substantial numbers of refugees and migrants from the Middle East and North Africa. Introduction Europe has had well-

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