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Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Ins and Outs of Deportation

Under what circumstances can deportation take place?

Since most Americans are themselves here as a result of immigration, the forced removal of new immigrants from our midst is a controversial and emotionally fraught matter.

Deportation, legally known as "removal," occurs when a non-citizen is ordered to leave the United States. There are several reasons a non-citizen may be deported. Usually deportation occurs as a result of a violation of immigration laws, typically because the immigrant either entered the US without authorization, or overstayed after legal entry, or worked in the US without possessing a visa that authorized employment. Far less often, deportation occurs as a result of the non-citizen committing a serious crime. Deportation is very traumatic to the affected immigrants, who may have established homes, families, and social networks in the United States, and who in many cases no longer have any of the above in their homelands. Since most immigrants enter the United States seeking to work, deportation also can be disruptive to their employers, who face the unexpected loss of valuable employees. From every perspective, the threat of deportation is a serious matter and should not be taken lightly. If you are embroiled in a situation involving possible deportation, it is essential that you consult with an attorney experienced in dealing with immigration matters.


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Thursday, June 4, 2015

How Extraordinary! The O Visa: Permission to Work In the U.S. on the Basis of Extraordinary Ability

Extraordinary ability visas are designed to facilitate travel and work in the United States for scientists, athletes, performers, and other celebrities. While immigration to the U.S. is harder than ever for most people, it is, like most things, generally much easier once you attain elite status in your field.


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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Pluses and Minuses of Dual Citizenship

If you are eligible to become a citizen of more than one country, you should weigh the potential risks and benefits it entails.


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