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Extraordinary Abilities

Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement If you are a person with extraordinary ability or achievements, then one of the best pathways to a lawful permanent residence in the United States has been the EB-1A extraordinary ability immigrant category.  If you are a...
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Naturalization

Naturalization is the process in which an individual not born in the United States becomes a citizen.  There are several basic requirements needed for naturalization: Must be 18 years of age. Must be a permanent resident for a minimum of 5 years (with a minimum of 30 months...
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Small Investor Visas

There are a number of immigration options for investors coming into the United States.  The best options are: EB-5 Immigrant Investors Program - Extended to September 18, 2018 The program provides for entrepreneurs (and their spouses and unmarried children under 21) to be...
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Permanent Residence Through Employment

In the United States, in order to become an immigrant and obtain permanent resident status based on permanent employment or to employ a noncitizen from a different country, there is a process to follow.   Employers are to ensure that the foreigner is eligible for permanent...
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Family-Sponsored Permanent Residence

A significant component of immigration law in the United States is the attempt to have families stay together. Family-Sponsered Permanent Residence aids noncitizens looking to live in the Houston area where they have family, or those who now reside in the Houston area and are looking...
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Temporary Worker Visas

Temporary Work Visas allow individuals to work for a temporary period for a U.S employer. These visas may be issued for multi-year employment work terms, or for short-term projects whereby a person may be working in the United States for just a few months or sporadically. Temporary...
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Marriage and Immigration

One of the priorities of U.S. immigration laws is to bring families together. Provisions in the law ensure that people who are engaged can reside together in the United States. There is, however, some false information about marriage and immigration. A common misnomer is that if an...
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Cancellation of Removal

Cancellation of Removal, simply referred to as cancellation, is a possible defense for both lawful permanent residents (“LPR”) and non-residents in proceedings involving removal. Cancellation is an appealing form of relief for permanent residents becaus, if...
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Appeals

If you are facing a final order of removal, or have lost your case in Immigration Court, it is possible to appeal the court’s decision to stop your removal from the United States. The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) is the body that handles these issues. It is important to note...
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Asylum

What Is Asylum? Protection that is granted to foreigners who are in or are entering the United States at the border who meet the international law definition of a “refugee” is known as granting asylum.  Refugee is defined by the United Nations 1951...
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Handling a Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID)

It is an especially alarming event to receive a Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) when applying for a visa or permanent residence.  If you happen to be an employee waiting for a pending employment-based immigrant or nonimmigrant visa, it may feel like your opportunity will slip...
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Crime Victims

The U nonimmigrant status or U Visa was created by Congress especially for victims of crimes who have suffered both physical or mental abuse and are needed by law or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity.  These victims of domestic...
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Humanitarian

There are several humanitarian programs and protection provided by USCIS  to help individuals who may require shelter or help from disasters, medical emergency issues, oppression, and other urgent circumstances.  See below: Refugee Refugee status is a type of...
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A Stay of Removal

A Stay of Removal is a temporary delay, which prohibits the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from executing an order of removal.  There are a few forms of reprieve from removal that an alien may consider during this process.   If an appeal is filed properly within...
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