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La Despenalización de la Marihuana en Virginia Pone en Riesgo a los Inmigrantes

¿Que ha cambiado? El domingo 12 de abril de 2020, el gobernador Northam firmó un proyecto de ley que elimina el tiempo en la cárcel como un posible castigo por posesión de marihuana, haciendo que la posesión de menos de una onza de marihuana sea una infracción civil que se castiga con una multa. Es […]

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Marijuana Decriminalization in Virginia Puts Immigrants at Risk

What has changed? On Sunday, April 12, 2020 Governor Northam signed a bill eliminating jail time as a possible punishment for marijuana possession, making possession of less than one ounce of marijuana a civil infraction punishable by a fine. It is important to note that this is not full legalization. The sale of marijuana, and […]

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La Corte Suprema Permite la Barra de Asilo de Tercer Mundo de Trump

¿Qué pasó? Este verano, la administración Trump anunció una nueva norma provisional que requeriría que los solicitantes de asilo demuestren que solicitaron y se les negó el asilo en al menos uno de los países por los que pasaron antes de llegar a los EE. UU. La ACLU (Unión Americana de Libertades Civiles) y otras […]

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Supreme Court Allows Trump's Third Country Asylum Bar

What happened? This summer, the Trump administration announced a new interim rule that would require asylum seekers to prove that they had applied for and been denied asylum in at least one of the countries they passed through before reaching the US. The ACLU and other organizations filed a lawsuit in the Ninth Circuit to […]

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How to Get a Green Card for your Parents: The Definitive Guide [2019]

You worked hard, came to the United States, and made a life for yourself and your family. Your parents were reluctant to leave their home… but they are getting older, and there is no longer a choice. They need to come here to live with you. Now that you have made the decision, you face the hurdle […]

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5 Tips for an Adjustment of Status Interview based on a Family Petition

1. Remember the Burden is on You It is vitally important to understand that the burden is on you to prove that you are in a bona fide relationship. You probably have friends or family members who got married and never merged their finances, got joint credit cards, took out a life insurance policy, or […]

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The “90 Day Rule” and Adjustment of Status

What is the “90 Day Rule”? On September 1, 2017, the Trump administration amended the Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual to establish a “90 day rule.” The Foreign Affairs Manual is used for guidance by consular officers stationed at US consular posts abroad when making determinations about whether to issue a visa. Under the […]

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I-751 Removal of Conditions After Separation or Divorce

What is an I-751 Removal of Conditions on Permanent Residence Petition? When an immigrant obtains permanent resident status as a result of a spousal petition, and the couple has been married for less than two years, the beneficiary will receive a conditional green card. Similarly, all successful K1 fiancé adjustments will result in the foreign […]

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Adjustment of Status vs Consular Processing

Adjustment of Status or Consular Processing for a Spousal Green Card There are two ways to obtain a green card in the United States – adjustment of status and consular processing. Adjustment of status the process of obtaining permanent resident status from within the United States. Consular processing is the process of obtaining permanent resident […]

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Spousal Green Card through Consular Processing

When do you apply for a spoual green card through consular processing? When the beneficiary is abroad, you will be filing either a spousal or fiancé visa petition and go through consular processing. You will start the case by submitting a filing with USCIS, and finish off the processing at the US consulate or embassy […]

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