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Trustpilot   There are various methods of obtaining a green card for a foreign national in the United States, almost all of which can be lengthy and tedious in nature. One of them is applying for permanent residence based on employment in the United States. Speaking of employment based green cards, they fall under a variety of categories ranging from: EB-1 Green Card for Priority Workers EB-2 Green Card for Advanced Degrees EB-3 Green Card
Form I-130, officially known as the “Petition for Alien Relative” is a USCIS form, which is used to establish a relationship between a U.S. citizen or  green card holder filing the form, and the relative wishing to seek a green card. To learn about detailed and in-depth information regarding the purpose, eligibility, processing time and everything concerning the Form I-130, you can visit our guide. It’s very important to carefully prepare and…
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), is a deferred action policy aimed at protecting qualifying, undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.  Implemented by President Obama in 2012, DACA was created as a stopgap measure to temporarily shield these immigrants from deportation and to provide work authorization.  While recipients, known as “Dreamers,” can renew their DACA status every two years, DACA does not offer legal status or a path to citizenship. The…
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a deferred action policy aimed at protecting qualifying, undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. These children, known as “Dreamers,” are afforded certain legal rights. One of these rights is the right to obtain a college education.  Even as a DACA protected “Dreamer”, you are considered an undocumented immigrant. As such, attending a college or university poses unique challenges. While attending college may be challenging,…
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a deferred action policy aimed at protecting qualifying, undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. These children, known as “Dreamers,” are afforded certain legal rights.  Unfortunately, the current DACA policy does not offer Dreamers a direct path to a green card (lawful permanent resident status), or U.S. citizenship, but there are some exceptions. Although not everyone will qualify, U.S. immigration law offers Dreamers a possible…
Form I-751, officially called Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence is a USCIS form, used to remove conditions on a 2-year green card and obtain a permanent green card of 10 years. This process is known as “Removing Conditions on Residence”.  We have a detailed guide explaining everything you need to know about the Form I-751 and step-by-step instructions on how to fill out the form. You can find it here. Filing…
A SelfLawyer Portrait of Trends, Policies, and Developments NEW YORK, NY (June 23, 2020) SelfLawyer regularly publishes empirical portraits of U.S. immigration policy.  Our goal is to analyze trends in the immigration system, to explain policies underlying the immigration process, and to anticipate developments in immigration law.  This SelfLawyer portrait will focus on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. What is DACA? DACA was established in 2012 by President Obama. The program…
What is Form I-751? Form I-751, officially called Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence is a USCIS form, which is used to obtain a permanent green card of 10 years. If you have been married for less than 2 years, at the time of issuance of a green card, the permanent resident card issued to the immigrant spouse will be valid for a period of only 2 years.  This temporary green card is called a…
White House Prepares New Immigration Limits, Using Coronavirus As Cover, CNN On April 22, 2020, the Trump administration issued a presidential proclamation that suspended the entry of most new immigrants, as a result of the COVID-19 crisis with few exceptions for some guest workers. The Trump government is now preparing to unfold another set of restrictions on legal immigration, even when there is a push from Trump to move past the pandemic. President Trump’s key…
What Does “Inadmissible” Mean? In this article, SelfLawyer discusses how to prove extreme hardship for a waiver, Form I-601 and prepare the evidence necessary to make an extreme hardship claim.  Being declared “inadmissible” means that a U.S. immigration official found something in your record that prevents you from lawfully entering or remaining in the United States. Under U.S. immigration law, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has the discretion to waive any inadmissibility…