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Mario Steven Zapata

Mario Zapata’s Legal Guides

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  • General Guideline to FIling I-130 for Spouse

    GUIDELINES FOR THE FILING OF THE 1-130 PETITION FOR A SPOUSE Assembling your package: Payment as required by USCIS (Currently $420). Check or money order in the exact amount. Make the check or money order payable to Department of Homeland Security. Cover Letter. (Optional) Sho...

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  • ICE Detention - Getting a Family Member Released on Bond

    If your loved one has been detained, he or she may ask an immigration judge to order his or her release under bond while his or her case is pending. A bond is an amount of money paid to the Department of Homeland Security to guarantee that the detainee will appear in court for al...

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  • What to do if you are detained by ICE

    - If you have a work permit, present it. Adults over the age of 18 should always carry their work authorization documentation with them. Not carrying this document puts you at risk! - Immigration officials are not obligated to provide you with free legal counsel, only a list of l...

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    The U-visa is a four year non-immigrant visa, which means that it is a visa of a limited duration not intended as permanent status to remain in the U.S. However, Congress also created a provision allowing certain U-visa holders to apply for Lawful Permanent Resident Status.

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