27 04, 2013

I-94 Arrival/Departure Cards Become “Paperless”

By |2013-04-27T09:35:04-05:00April 27th, 2013|Categories: Customs and Border Patrol / Travel to and from the U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

Published:  April 27, 2013 For as long as anyone remembers, Form I-94 has been the white, passport sized card the majority of nonimmigrant foreign nationals have been issued and had stapled to a page in their passport upon entry into the U.S.  Whether entering as a visitor, student or worker, the foreign national, by way of their I-94 card, is provided evidence of their formal inspection into the U.S. and the time they are authorized to remain.  Upon the completion of their stay and departure, nonimmigrants are theoretically required to give their I-94 back to immigration authorities.  Starting this week, however, U.S. Department of Homeland […]

3 11, 2012

Battered Spouses and Immigration

By |2012-11-03T09:06:33-05:00November 3rd, 2012|Categories: Conditional Permanent Residence Based on Marriage, Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., Family-Based Immigration Law, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S., Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published: November 3, 2012 The battered spouse, whether a man or woman, is a protected class in the world of immigration law. Sensing that foreign nationals who marry U.S. citizens or residents can become vulnerable to the U.S. spouse’s physical or extreme mental abuse, Congress enacted a variety of laws aimed at protecting these foreign nationals. These laws create avenues for the foreign national to obtain U.S. resident status, no matter the cooperation or support of the abusive U.S. citizen. The avenues are available in the following contexts: I-360, Battered Spouse Self Petition (for those not yet issued a green card): […]

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