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Top 11 Filing Tips for DREAMers Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

President Obama and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that certain foreign nationals who were brought to the U.S. before the age of 16, and who were under age 31 as of June 15, 2012, can apply for protection for two years from deportation and work authorization. This new policy and process is called Deferred Action for Childhood…

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DREAMer Deferred Action Applications Begin August 15, 2012

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano recently testified before Congress about the Deferred Action for DREAMers program that was announced by President Obama on June 15, 2012.  In her testimony she provided the following announcements and clarification: August 1, 2012 –  DHS is expected to explain the application process August 15, 2012  Applications are expected to begin to…

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E-2 Investor Visas To Become Available for Israeli Nationals

President Obama recently signed legislation that would add Israel to the list of countries eligible for non-immigrant investor visas in the United States. The legislation, which was spearheaded by Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.), would grant Israelis E-2 investor visas, allowing them to live and work in the U.S. in order to be closer to their investments.  The legislation, signed on…

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Top 6 Reasons Why Citizenship is a Better Value Than A Green Card

Inevitably, at some point the permanent resident cards (“green cards) of long-time U.S. Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) will expire. LPRs are required to maintain a valid permanent resident card, so green card holders must either continue to renew their LPR status and thus the green card, or apply to “upgrade” their status to U.S. citizen through an application for naturalization….

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Why I Love Helping Spouses Get Green Cards

I have written about my nightmare experience trying to bring my husband – at that time we were engaged – to the U.S. via a fiance visa. See the series on Why I Practice Immigration Law Series: How I Imported My Husband, Love or Tension in the Air: Green Card Approved, How a Website Helped Get a Fiance Visa and If…

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