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Immigration Articles Library

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.

Immigration Court

What You Should Know When Choosing An Immigration Trial Attorney

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

This article shares an insider’s 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.

How Immigration Trial Attorneys Can Help You Win Hard Deportation Defense Cases

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.

Why Immigration Attorneys Are Vital To Developing Your Evidence For Success

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

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.


Fiancé Visas

8 Essential Tips For K-1 Fiancé Visa Interview Success

You’ve been waiting a long time for this moment. Finally, your fiancé visa interview is just around the corner?

But you don’t know what types of questions you might be asked. You worry that you’re not ready and may have to start over again.

This article will steer you in the right direction and provide you with tips and insights to guide your preparation for success.

Fiancé Visa vs Marriage Visa: Which Path Should You Choose?

You’ve been bitten by the love bug. But the love of your life lives in another country.

You plan to get married. But you’re not sure what immigration options can turn your dreams into reality.

Some friends have told you to file for a fiancé visa. Others recommend getting married and filing a spousal petition. This article explains the differences and helps you figure out which pathway is the best for you and your future spouse.


The DREAM Act Is Not Immigration Amnesty

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

This article seeks to clarify certain issues surrounding this topic:

  • 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?

The DREAM Act: Why Immigrant Children Should Be Given A Pathway To Become Permanent Residents

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.

This post shares why such immigrant youth should be given a path to legalize their immigrant status.


Temporary Protected Status

Eight Temporary Protected Status Pathways To Permanent Residency

Is there light at the end of the TPS tunnel?

With the Temporary Protected Status program being phased out, you’re probably worried about what the future holds for you and your family.

You’re not alone. Over 300,000 TPS holders share your concerns.

Well, there are options – eight options – which enable you to make the transition from TPS holder to permanent resident.

This article lays out the options – the requirements, the pitfalls, and the promise of each option.

Why Temporary Protected Status Is Important For Haitians

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.

Learn more here about the short term nature of this program and the requirements to qualify.


Permanent Residence

If You’re Looking For Immigration Help: Beware Immigration Fraud

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

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.

Experience, Knowledge, And Dedication: A Green Card Lawyer For Your Family

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
  • Knowledge
  • Dedication

Ten Essential Questions Every Immigrant Should Understand

Whether immigrants seek family visas, green cards, or citizenship, many do not grasp certain core issues crucial to their success.

This article discusses ten matters which immigrants must comprehend to avoid common errors and improve their chances of winning the right to live legally in the United States.

Four Entry And Admission Problems: Which Do You Need To Overcome?

When an immigrant seeks permanent residency, how, when, why he or she entered the United States will be scrutinized by government agents.

The answers can make or break the chances for success.

Each entry, each exit may impact whether they get to the sought-after finish line.

Don’t Make These 8 Marriage Green Card Mistakes

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 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 remain together as a family.

This article lays out eight common mistakes which can be prevented with proper preparation.