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IMMIGRATION ARTICLES LIBRARY

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Our library contains articles written for immigrants and their families. The articles provide expert advice and insights on a variety of immigration topics. You may download copies for free.

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Deportation Defense: What You Should Know
When Choosing An Immigration Attorney

How To Choose An Immigration Lawyer

Many clients ask, “Do I need an immigration lawyer?” In reality, only you can answer this question.

In this article, an insider shares his views about the immigration trial process – and lays out a few key items for you to consider if you’re thinking about hiring an immigration attorney.

  • Immigration Law is Not User Friendly
  • Immigration Cases Require Compassionate Advocates

Deportation Defense: What You Should Know When Choosing An Immigration Attorney

 

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Defeating Court Overload:
How Immigration Trial Attorneys Can Help
You Win Hard Deportation Defense Cases

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Over 50% of immigrants go to Immigration Court hearings without a lawyer. This is a recipe for disaster.

Like all aspects of immigration law, court procedures have become more rigid in recent years. These changes make winning your case harder than ever before . . . and the role of an immigration trial attorney more essential to your success.

This article presents the following issues:

  • The Immigration Court Overload
  • The Role of Your Immigration Trial Attorney

Defeating Court Overload: How Immigration Trial Attorneys Can Help You Win Hard Deportation Defense Cases

 

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Why Deportation Defense Attorneys Are Vital
To Your Immigration Court Success

Immigration defense attorneys know protecting immigrants is one of the hardest jobs today. Yet, the media paints a different picture.

Immigration defense attorneys know protecting immigrants is one of the hardest jobs today. Yet, the media paints a different picture.

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Who Can Be Trusted?

With the stakes so high, deportation defense is not something to try on your own.

The reality is that once an immigrant is sent to Immigration Court, the odds of winning are far less than 50-50.

This article discusses the following:

  • When It Comes To Immigration, Do Not Blindly Trust the News
  • Immigration Success Is Complicated
  • Two Roads to Victory
  • When Your Hardship Is Not Enough

Why Deportation Defense Attorneys Are Vital To Your Immigration Court Success

 

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The DREAM Act Is Not Immigration Amnesty

Have you heard the “Immigration Buzz”? Immigration reform will be on Obama’s docket, and the DREAM Act is a central component.

What Is The DREAM Act?

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The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act is a proposal to help immigrant children perhaps become U.S. citizens someday.

This discussion speaks to the following questions:

  • Is the DREAM Act Immigration Reform or Amnesty?
  • Is the DREAM Act a “Get Into America Free” card?
  • Is lawful residence automatic under the DREAM Act?

And the political process is just starting…

The DREAM Act Is Not Immigration Amnesty

 

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The DREAM Act and Immigration Reform: Why Immigrant Children Should Be Given The Opportunity To Become Permanent Residents

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In this article, you’ll meet Omar and Anthony – two children at the heart of the DREAM Act debate.

As complete as their resumes look, they lack one key item – legal documents to live in the United States.

The DREAM Act, a proposal to create a path to permanent residence for deserving immigrant children, will be a topic of the intense political debate over immigration reform.

The DREAM Act and Immigration Reform: Why Immigrant Children Should Be Given The Opportunity To Become Permanent Residents

 

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Why Temporary Protected Status Is Important For Haitians

Riverside Immigration Attorney Is TPS Expert

Haitians living in the United States on January 12, 2010 escaped the earthquake but not the misery.

To help Haitians living here, the U.S. government announced a new Temporary Status Program (TPS) on January 15, 2010.

TPS will allow Haitian nationals to live and work legally in the U.S. for the next 18 months – if they meet certain requirements.

In this article, you’ll learn the requirements, filing fees, and limits of the new TPS program.

Why Temporary Protected Status Is Important For Haitians

 

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Immigration Attorney Advice: Beware Immigration Fraud

San Diego Immigration Lawyer Fights Immigration Fraud

Immigration fraud is an epidemic. It destroys the hopes and dreams of many deserving immigrants and their families.

In areas like San Diego, Riverside, Escondido, Hemet, and San Bernardino, the problem has hit Spanish-speaking immigrants extra hard.

But you can avoid becoming the next victim.

Most immigration fraud cases follow predictable patterns.  If you learn these patterns, it may save you and your family from being deported.

This article lays out the most common ploys. 

Immigration Attorney Advice: Beware Immigration Fraud

 

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How To Find The Right Immigration Attorney For Your Family

Immigration clients face several obstacles. Choosing an attorney is one of these challenges. Whom you select can affect your chances for winning . . . or losing.

There is a lot of advertising for lawyers almost everywhere you look. Yet, this makes the job of choosing a lawyer, harder, not easier.

So where to start?

The big three.

  • Experience – How much experience is necessary?
  • Knowledge – What type of knowledge should your lawyer have?
  • Dedication – More often than not, you’ll need a lawyer with a dedication to immigration fairness.

This article discusses what you should know about these criteria before you hire a lawyer.

How To Find The Right Immigration Attorney For Your Family

 

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Ten Essential Questions Every Immigrant Should Understand

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When immigrants are facing deportation, many of them do not grasp the importance of certain issues crucial to their defense.

Some of these matters pertain to how and when they entered the country.

Others revolve around their immigration history and commitment to battle against tough odds, long delays, and bad breaks.

Based on 20 years’ experience fighting deportation and removal battles, this article discusses ten of the most essential issues which immigrants must comprehend to improve their chances of winning the right to continue living in the United States.

Ten Essential Questions Every Immigrant Should Understand

 

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Four Common Immigrant Entry Problems:
Which Do You Need To Overcome?

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When an immigrant seeks permanent residency, how, when, why he or she entered the United States are critically important issues.

The answers to these questions can make or break the chances for success.

Navigating the road to a green card is like maneuvering through a maze.

Ultimately, how immigrants start their journey, at the point of entry, impacts whether they get to the sought-after finish line.

Four Common Immigrant Entry Problems:Which Do You Need To Overcome?

 

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Don’t Make These Eight Marriage Green Card Mistakes

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Most immigrants know that one of the easiest ways to become a permanent resident is through marriage to a U.S. citizen.

The process, however, is not simple. There are still several issues which could trip up a U.S. citizen and his or her spouse, causing them to lose time, money, and, in some cases, the ability to continue living in the U.S.

Some mistakes are based on technical requirements. Others are due to evidence deficiencies.

Most mistakes can be prevented with proper preparation.

Don’t Make These Eight Marriage Green Card Mistakes

 

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