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Immigration Tips to Remember

playing cardsIf you have questions or problems regarding immigration matters the most important thing to remember is that you should get help. Immigration laws are always changing and in order to avoid problems and get good advice it's important to find the help of an attorney who is trained and up to date.

Notaries, immigration “advisors” and even some attorneys often do very bad work and cause serious problems with Immigration! It is better to go to an experienced and trustworthy attorney. We maintain lists of trustworthy agencies and attorneys all over the USA who help with immigration matters and do good work. Call one of our offices and we can help you find someone whom you can trust.

  • It's very important that you file your tax return every year, even if you don't owe taxes. Failure to do so could affect any immigration matter you have pending or have in the future.
  • Permanent Residents may apply for residency on behalf of their spouse and un-married children. If you apply for a child and your child gets married before getting his visa, he or she will become ineligible to get a visa.
  • Citizens may apply for residency on behalf of their spouse, parents, children (married or not), or brothers and sisters.
  • If you have a matter pending with Immigration, it's very important to report any change in your address to them.
  • A non-citizen, even Permanent Residents, can be deported from the United States for violating various immigration or criminal laws. Some of the reasons for deportation are hitting or threatening a spouse, gun violations and drug violations - there are many others also.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call one of our offices.

MORE ON IMMIGRATION

LEGALIZATION- The government is considering the possibility of a legalization program. However, we do not expect that there will be a legalization program this year, and there may never be one. So, for now, SAVE ALL YOUR CHECK STUBS, AND OTHER PROOF OF YOUR WORK! If a legalization program is ever passed, these documents will be very helpful.

Even though it looks very unlikely right now, there is still a possibility that some time in the future a legalization program for farm workers might be passed. If you would like to receive notice if a legalization program is ever passed, please call one of our offices.

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