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Como se Saca un Pariente de la Detención Inmigratoria

Una de las preguntas más comunes que recibimos aquí en Henson Pachuta & Kammerman, PLLC es como se saca un pariente de la detención inmigratoria con una fianza inmigratoria. Cuando un inmigrante es en el proceso judicial de la deportación, la Inmigración y Control de las Aduanas (“ICE”) frecuentemente detiene un inmigrante al principio del […]

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How to Get a Relative out of Immigration Detention

One of the most common questions we receive at Henson Pachuta & Kammerman, PLLC is how to get a family member released from immigration detention on an immigration bond. When an immigrant is placed in deportation proceedings, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) will often detain the immigrant at the outset of the deportation case. While […]

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The K1 Visa Process and How an Attorney can Help

What is a K1 Visa? A K1 visa allows the fiancé of a United States citizen to come to the United States for the purpose marrying their citizen fiancé and adjusting status to become a permanent resident. A K1 visa is initiated by the US citizen fiancé by filing form I-129F with United States Citizenship […]

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Au Pairs and the J-1 Home Residency Requirement

What is the Two Year Home Residency Requirement? Some immigrants who come to the US on a J-1 visa are required to return to their country of nationality for two cumulative years before they can petition for permanent residence from abroad or adjust status from within the US. This requirement is variably referred to as […]

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Asylum Seekers under the Trump Administration: Expedited Removal, Credible Fear and Parole

Since the Trump Administration took office in January 2017, there have been three important changes to the administration of US immigration law that taken together will drastically effect asylum seekers. First, by executive order dated January 25, 2017 the Administration put an end to the policy of catch and release, limiting parole to those arriving […]

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I Received an Order to Appear at Deferred Inspection, Now What?

What is an Order to Appear for Deferred Inspection? Deferred inspection is a process used by Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) to finalize the inspection of an arriving foreign national when CBP realizes that there may be a problem or issue with the foreign national returning to the United States. Foreign nationals include both green […]

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The 9th Circuit Refuses to Affirm Trumps Travel Ban and What it Means for You

The Ruling of the Court On February 9, 2017 the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the ruling of the lower court putting a halt to the Trump Administration’s travel ban. The hearing was on a fairly narrow issue. The legality of the travel ban on seven majority Muslim countries was not before the […]

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How Can a Lawyer Help You Get a Marriage Based Green Card?

Marriage Green Card Lawyer There are two ways to obtain a marriage based green card. First, you can process a spousal green card completely from within the United States. Second, you can petition for a marriage based permanent residence through a consular office abroad. A lawyer can help in both cases by using their experience […]

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How Does Trump's Immigration Ban Compare to Obama's 2011 Iraqi Refugee Action?

The 2011 Iraqi Refugee Action Information has been circling in the media comparing the Trump administration's recent executive order on immigration to the Obama administration's 2011 action on the Iraqi refugee resettlement program. We thought it would be helpful to explain the similarities and differences between both programs. At the outset, lets take a look […]

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