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Questions And Answers Index



By Carlos A. Batara

Understanding immigration rules and regulations is not an easy task.

Just figuring out where to start is complicated. So we put together this online questions and answers forum.

Although we cannot specifically reply to questions sent to our office, we select a few each month and provide general responses by adding them to this section and to our monthly newsletter.

In this way, we hope to help immigrants and their families get started on their journey to success.


Here’s a listing of topics covered.

Simply click the link of your choice and you’ll be taken to that section of our archives.

Citizenship And Naturalization

Acquisition Of Citizenship
Birthright Citizenship
Derivative Citizenship
Dual Citizenship
Revocation Of Citizenship

Deportation And Removal Defense

Criminal Convictions
Deportation And Removal
Federal Court Of Appeals
Immigration Appeals
Immigration Bond Issues
Immigration Court Hearings And Trials
Immigrant Detention And Custody
Motions To Change Venue
Motions To Reopen
Motions To Reconsider

Family-Based Visas And Immigrant Petitions

Adam Walsh Act
Family Petitions
Family Visas
Fiancé Visas
Fiancée Visas
Immigrant Petitions
International Adoptions
K-1, K-2, K-3, K-4 Visas
Spousal Visas

Green Cards And Permanent Residence

Adjustment Of Status
Conditional Residency
Consular Processing
Family Unity Waivers
Green Cards
I-601 Hardship Waivers
Lawful Permanent Residence
Removal Of Conditions
USCIS Motions To Reopen
USCIS Requests For Evidence

Special Immigration Programs

Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Convention Against Torture (CAT)
Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA)
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
U Visas
T Visas
DACA (Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals)
Visa Waiver Program




The responses to questions in this section, as well as the information shared throughout our website, are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney.

Our materials are educational only. They are intended to provide general insights regarding immigration law, not specific legal advice about your situation.

Every case is different, no matter how similar they appear on the surface. Even little differences in facts and details can lead to large differences in legal advice.

We encourage you to seek the formal opinion of a lawyer, who speaks with you in person, obtains all relevant information about your case, and explores legal options with you, before you take any actions.






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