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How to not mess up your immigration interview

There are any number of reasons immigration officials may request your presence at an interview. Since you arrived in Colorado to live (whether that was last week or 10 years ago), you've likely been putting forth every effort to acclimate yourself to a new lifestyle, as well as all the customs and traditions in the United States. If you emigrated from a country of origin where there is much poverty, violence and danger, life here may have come as a bit of a culture shock to you.

As a victim of crime, you might be able to avoid removal

The last thing you expected when you were walking through the parking lot at a Colorado shopping center was that you would become victim to a crime. Although you may have been grateful that you survived and your injuries were non-life threatening, you may have suffered economic loss as well if the person who assaulted you got away with your wallet. Do you hesitate to tell police about the incident because you're worried about your legal status? You may want to learn more about the U Visa process.

Does a notice to appear have you on edge?

Living as an undocumented immigrant in Colorado may make your life stressful at times. If you're like many other immigrants without legal residency papers, you probably do your best to keep your head low, go to work, obey the law and take care of your family as best you can. You probably get nervous in situations that would seem relatively minor to the average citizen, such as if a police officer pulls you over in a traffic stop.

Breaking free from the world of human trafficking

As a person travels through life, he or she may experience many emotions. Joy, sorrow, anger, excitement and others are all part of living a full life. However, if the emotion you have experienced most in life is fear, you may realize it is time to seek help, especially if the fear is because you are caught up in the horrors of human trafficking.

Obtaining temporary protected status

Escaping your native country may be the most difficult and dangerous decision of your life. Perhaps you desired to protect your family, and you worried for their safety every minute of the day. While you may want to return home, war, famine, an epidemic or some other extraordinary situation may make life there dangerous and difficult or make it impossible for you to even try to return. You may be eligible to remain in Colorado a little longer.

Can my sibling come to Colorado?

After fulfilling all of the requirements for naturalization, you finally reached your goal of becoming a citizen of the United States. Now, you want to bring your sibling to Colorado to live. For whatever reason, your sibling remained in your country of origin when you emigrated but has now decided to join you in the United States.

Living on the edge: Immigration and aggravated felonies

Since your arrival in the United States, you may have seen the attitudes toward immigration change with each new presidential administration. If a foreign national performs a heroic act, the press may tout all immigrants as heroes. However, if a foreign national commits a crime, suddenly all immigrants are criminals. You may sometimes feel that there is a great deal of uncertainty because of your immigration status.

Getting the green light on a green card renewal

Renewing a green card that is either already expired or about to expire can be a complex process, and it may not go as smoothly as you would hope. Even if you have already walked through the complicated paperwork before, every immigrant may benefit from the assistance of an attorney who can help them navigate the bureaucratic process. 

What does it mean to be a citizen of the United States?

Undoubtedly, you had your reasons for deciding to come to the United States. You wanted a better or different life, and decided to settle here in Colorado. You got your green card, maybe got married and have settled into your life here. Now, as you reach the time where you can decide to pursue citizenship, you may be wondering what it means to be a United States citizen.

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