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What’s the Difference Between Political Asylum and Refugee Status?

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Considering our current political climate, most of us are sure to be familiar with terms such as political asylum or refugee status. As politicians debate immigration and foreign wars create refugee crises, the news is filled with stories of …

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What You Need to Know About Expired Visas

Have you overstayed your visa? You may feel nervous about the potential consequences if your visa has expired and you are still in the United States. You may want to limit the impact of this situation. You may even be …

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How To Apply for a U.S. Visa from Abroad

A visa is a document that allows you to enter and reside or visit in the United States for a set period for a specific purpose. For most people entering the United States, obtaining a visa is important before entering …

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What Is a Sanctuary City? And How Does It Relate to Immigration?

You may have heard the term “sanctuary city” in the news lately and you may be wondering how it plays into the immigration debate in the United States. Is this something that could help you or a family member? Should …

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Federal District Judge in Texas Temporarily Blocks Immigration Enforcement Law

On August 30, 2017, a federal district judge ruled against the state of Texas that halted an immigration enforcement law.

U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia issued a preliminary injunction against Texas Governor Greg Abbot’s legislation that outlaws “sanctuary cities”.

A …

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Legal Options for Undocumented Immigrants Wishing to Stay in the U.S.

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Legal Options for Undocumented Immigrants Wishing to Stay in the U.S.

Undocumented immigration, sometimes referred to as illegal immigration, is a hot topic these days. The solutions to the issue will vary depending on who you ask, however, for those …

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Know Your Rights About Legal Protests

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There’s a reason why the right to protest is included in the very first amendment to the United States Constitution’s Bill of Rights. From the founding of this nation, protests have been extremely important. The Boston Tea Party was a …

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What to Do If You’re Stopped by an Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Officer

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Immigration is an emotional issue regardless of your legal status. Sometimes enforcement seems to be based on appearance rather than facts, and “innocent until proven guilty” is applied lightly in many situations. Life can be scary for anyone who even …

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What Immigrants Need to Know About President Trump’s Latest Executive Order

Fear and confusion have been common among immigrants as a result of Executive Orders issued by President Trump in late January. An immigration attorney in Texas with Morales & Sparks, P.L.L.C. is ready to help if you or a loved …

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NEW: Expansion of Provisional Waivers for Immigrants

Since 2013, certain immigrants have been eligible to benefit from a provisional waiver. A provisional waiver, if granted, will waive the unlawful presence ground of inadmissibility for those who are consular processing. If one receives an approved provisional waiver before …

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