5 Steps You Should Take After You Receive a Notice to Appear

You’ve just received your Notice to Appear… now what? The Notice to Appear (NTA) is the official document that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sends you when starting the removal (deportation) process against you.  Getting an NTA means that you must appear in Immigration Court to go through the removal process or defend yourself […]

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What to Do and What NOT to Do If ICE Comes Looking for You

With the current uncertainty surrounding immigration laws in the United States, it is now more important than ever to understand your rights regarding Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) activities. Use the following quick Do’s and Don’ts list to help. DO… Remain calm and rational. Do not give them a reason to detain you by acting […]

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4 Ways Employers Commonly Violate the Immigration and Nationality Act

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) is a federal law that deals with virtually every aspect of immigration in the United States. In particular, it addresses immigration issues that apply to employment, including visa quotas, hiring requirements and discrimination issues. Employers sometimes do not realize that they have violated the INA in their employment practices. […]

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What You Need to Know About Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Individuals who entered the United States as children have a unique course of action at their disposal when faced with removal proceedings. As long as you meet the guidelines, a request for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) may allow you to delay or suspend the commencement of a removal (deportation) case against you for […]

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K-1 Fiancé(e) Visas and Conditional Permanent Residence

If you are engaged to someone living in the United States and you do not also live there, the process for getting married requires more paperwork than you’d expect. In order to enter the country and marry a citizen, you must apply for the K-1 “Fiancé(e)” visa. This visa will allow you to travel to […]

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