TPS FOR VENEZUELANS

TPS for Venezuelans What is Temporary Protected Status? Is it only for Venezuelans? Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is an executive program provided by the president when there has been infrastructure collapse in a country in order to provide temporary legal status for anyone affected. The biggest programs of Temporary Protected Status that we’ve had are…

GETTING A CONDITIONAL GREEN CARD THROUGH MARRIAGE

Getting A Conditional Green Card Through Marriage How does somebody get a two-year green card as opposed to a full term ten-year green card? If you or one of your parents marries a U.S. citizen, you can get a two-year conditional green card. Eventually, you will have to remove the conditions. If you have kids…

WHAT TO DO IF A LOVED ONE GETS DETAINED

What To Do If A Loved One Gets Detained There are several options for people who get detained when they are undocumented. Here we will focus on what happens when a undocumented people have minor police interactions. If an undocumented or documented person commits a crime, that person becomes subject to deportation. For example, if…

THREE THINGS TO DO TO PREPARE FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM

Three Things To Do To Prepare For Immigration Reform On his first day in office, President Biden canceled the Muslim travel bans, ended the MPP program (although they haven’t release the details of the rollback for the migrants who are waiting their hearings in Mexico), extended DACA protections, granted Deferred Enforcement Departure to Liberians and…

WHAT DOCUMENTS DO YOU NEED TO START YOUR CASE?

What documents do you need to start your case? Every immigration case begins with collecting several documents to prove physical presence in the United States. Different documents are needed for different types of cases and it can get overwhelming, but don’t let this stop you from applying for relief. We’re here to help you stay…

IMMIGRATION UPDATES: DACA, TPS, ASYLUM & DEPORTATION HEARINGS

Immigration Updates: DACA, TPS, Asylum & Deportation Hearings DACA The Department of Homeland Security has updated their website to announce that they’re accepting first-time requests for consideration under DACA. To qualify, you have to have entered the country under the age of 16 before June 15th of 2007. You are under 39 years of age…

IMMIGRATION SCAMS

Immigration Scams There are many scammers out there and they’re very creative in the ways that they trick people. This is how to be aware and avoid scams. First, regarding TPS, there are some re-registration scams. It’s a scam because there is no registration process in the first place. TPS stands for Temporary Protected Status….

TAXES!

Taxes! Tax preparation is one of those areas where it’s hard to know who to trust, and it’s really important that it’s done right. You have to make sure that the tax preparer that you go to isn’t just doing everything unethically to get the biggest refund, which can later expose the filer to liabilities…

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND PROCESSING TIMES

Immigration Reform and Processing Times What does immigration reform look like under the Biden proposal? Under Executive Action, the president has the authority to pass without the approval of Congress, such as DACA, TPS, certain asylum policies and prosecutorial discretion (deciding who gets put in deportation proceedings and who doesn’t). A president can profoundly affect…

WRAP UP 2020

Wrap Up 2020 2020 was a long and difficult year for everybody, especially for the immigrant community, of course. First, we discuss policies that have impacted immigrants and the immigrant community specifically related to your cases in the last year. Then we look at what to expect in 2021 with the new administration. What was…

THE NEW CITIZENSHIP TEST!

The New Citizenship Test! The new citizenship test takes effect on December 1st. This is the naturalization process. Of course, there are US citizens who don’t have to naturalize. Some people are born in the US, and some people get their status through a parent. If they’re born abroad, they must have a parent who…

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE ARRESTED OR DETAINED

What To Do If You Are Arrested or Detained Today’s topic is one that is very important, because we’re talking about this during the holiday season, but this is a video that is useful throughout the year, particularly for the immigrant community. What we’re talking about is what you guys need to know when you…

CHANGES COMING THE REST OF THIS YEAR & NEXT YEAR 2021

Changes Coming The Rest Of This Year & Next Year 2021 Now that the election is behind us. There’s been a lot of talk about 2021 and what the future holds about what we expect to see in 2020 ’cause it’s not over yet. But what are some things that we can expect to see?…

NEWS ABOUT DACA! – FACEBOOK LIVE

News About DACA!!: Lincoln-Goldfinch Law – Facebook Live We have good things to share with you about DACA! We are celebrating the update that the DACA program is now back to its original form when it was announced back in 2012. A brief history: It was announced in 2012 and to qualify for DACA, which…