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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

TPS Extended for El Salvador

It’s that time again: re-registration for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended TPS for El Salvador. TPS El Salvador beneficiaries can now apply to re-register. The re-registration period began January 7, 2015 and will run through March 9, 2015. Failure to re-register may have severe immigration consequences, so best […]

President Obama’s Executive Action: The Facts

Tonight, millions of undocumented parents are able to breathe a little easier thanks to President Obama’s executive action. Parents are not the only ones who will benefit. The new memorandum has also expanded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to include individuals who previously failed to meet certain requirements. Below are the facts of what […]

Los Mexicanos y NAFTA

El gobierno de los Estados Unidos otorga varias visas temporales. Mexicanos pueden calificar para varias de las visas pero hay una visa específicamente designada para los Mexicanos y los Canadienses. La visa TN fue creada bajo el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (NAFTA). NAFTA es un acuerdo entre los Estados Unidos, México […]

Family Members of Lawful Permanent Residents

Lawful permanent residents, aka “green card” holders, have the right to seek an immigration benefit for certain family members. The family members include a spouse, child, or son/daughter (21 years of age or older). One of the immigration benefits sought my family members is lawful permanent residency which allows them live and work in the […]

Los Hermanos de Ciudadanos

Muchos desean la posibilidad de traer a sus hermanos a los Estados Unidos. Eso se puede realizar para los ciudadanos estadounidenses. Ellos tienen el derecho de someter la petición I-130 para sus hermanos. El ciudadano americano debe tener 21 años o más para someter la petición para sus hermanos. Después de obtener la aprobación de la […]

La Declaración de Los Impuestos

En los Estados Unidos muchos se quejan porque tienen que declarar sus impuestos cada año. Tanto se quejan que cada cuatro años los candidatos de la elección presidencial dicen que van a reducir los impuestos. La declaración de impuestos es algo que se tiene que hacer y muchos no se dan cuenta hasta que solicitan […]

The Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)

The Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) allows applicants for certain immigration benefits to retain classification as a child under the Immigration & Nationality Act (the “Act”), even if he or she has “aged-out.” A child “ages-out” when he or she turns 21 years of age. As a consequence, the child loses preferential immigration treatment provided […]

The Employer’s Hiring Responsibility

I-9 Compliance Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), it is illegal to knowingly hire or recruit an individual who do not possess lawful work authorization. The law imposes civil and criminal penalties on employers who knowingly hire or employ individuals not authorized to work in the United States (US). An employer is required […]

Widow(er)s of Deceased U.S. Citizens

Widow(er) Petition Under certain circumstances, a widow(er) of a United States (US) citizen may be eligible to obtain lawful permanent resident status. In order to qualify, the following requirements must be met: Widow(er) must have been married to a US citizen at the time of the US citizen’s death; Couple was not legally separated; Widow(er) […]

Grounds of Inadmissibility

I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility You may be eligible to apply for an I-601 waiver for certain grounds. In certain cases, a person who is inadmissible or ineligible to enter the United States or adjust status in the United States may apply for an I-601 waiver. The waiver may be granted depending […]