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Differences Between a Green Card and a Visa

It is important that you understand the difference between a green card and a visa — and which one would best suit your purposes.

Green cards and visas can be very confusing to some. Are green cards and immigration visas …

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Affirmative Asylum: Changes to Asylum Interview Scheduling Priority

Asylum Interview Scheduling Priority in the Obama Administration

As of December 26, 2014, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) scheduled interviews for asylum seekers in the following order by priority:
  1. Applicants that had previously been scheduled for an interview

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Asylum: What You Need to Know

What is asylum and who is eligible?

Asylum: Protection granted to people who have been persecuted or fear they will be persecuted on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.
Asylum allows individuals …

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Legal Tips for Stopping Deportation

Legal Tips for Stopping Deportation

Are you looking for legal tips to stop deportation? If you’re already facing proceedings or have an order of deportation or removal already, these tips may help:

  • Find a good immigration attorney immediately if you

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The History and Current State of DACA

The DREAM Act

Before Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) began in 2012, Attorney Julie Sparks worked closely with DREAMers to push the Obama administration to take action in their favor. The name “DREAMer” comes from the Development, Relief, and

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The Immigration Court System Is Broken

United States Immigration Courts

In a recent episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Oliver highlighted the current state of our nation’s immigration courts and the decisions being made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the Department of Justice …

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Provisional Waivers Are Still Alive

What is a provisional waiver?

Those who are undocumented and who have not been inspected or admitted to the United States, such as pursuant to a visa, cannot have their status adjusted to lawful permanent resident status within the United …

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Can My Green Card Be Revoked?

The immigration attorneys at Morales & Sparks are regularly asked the following question: “Can my green card be revoked?” Many individuals are confused about the laws surrounding a green card because the status of a green card holder is that …

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37 Common Courtroom Phrases

37 Common Courtroom Phrases

common courtroom phrases

In the legal world, we often use complicated jargon – a term affectionately known as “legalese”. However, for those who find themselves in a courtroom without having attended law school, all these courtroom phrases and words …

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Are Non-Citizens Eligible for Habeas Corpus?

are non-citizens eligible for habeas corpus

One of the central tenants of the American legal system is the writ of habeas corpus. These petitions grant rights to individuals who are potentially wrongfully detained.

In the United States, the state has the right to detain individuals …

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