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Aug 28, 2019

What is Moral Turpitude?

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Through much of our nation’s history, the U.S. government has leveraged the criminal justice system to deport immigrants already in the country and prevent other immigrants from entering. Immigrants have traditionally been held to high moral standard through laws that cover certain types of crimes involving “moral turpitude.” This term first appeared in the 1891 [...]

Jul 31, 2019

How Long Should It Take to Process Your Green Card Application?

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Many immigrants are concerned about how tighter enforcement of the laws may affect their applications for US citizenship through the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). According to USCIS, there are several ways to apply for a “green card,” more formally called a Permanent Resident Card. Generally, applicants need a sponsor, and they must fill [...]

Jul 3, 2019

What Is the Controversy Surrounding Section 1325: Improper Entry to the U.S. by an Alien?

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If you watched the Democratic debates on June 2th, 2019, you would have witnessed the controversy that erupted between candidates Julian Castro and Beto O'Rourke as they sparred verbally over Section 1325 of federal immigration law, which makes it a criminal offense for certain people who enter the U.S. illegally. Section 1325 has been on [...]

Jun 12, 2019

Another Day, Another Immigration Plan

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The White House unveiled its new immigration plan on May 16, 2019. This plan is a broad outline of proposed changes to U.S. immigration policy; plan legislation would t need to be written and introduced. For now, it is a plan which addresses the issues of border security and introducing a merit-based immigration program, which [...]

Nov 7, 2018

What is Asylum, and Who Can Claim It?

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Every year, according to the American Immigration Council, thousands of people who aren’t US citizens apply for asylum in the United States. Asylum is a form of protection from prosecution. The process to obtain asylum is very complicated, and normally requires the assistance of experienced immigration lawyers. If someone is granted asylum, he or she [...]

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