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August 2018 Archives

Marriage-based immigration document preparation

One way for immigrants to gain citizenship after entry into the U.S. is to become married to a United States citizen in Colorado or any other state. However, the immigration process can still be quite difficult to navigate. That's why many people seek the advice of an immigration attorney for assistance with the process of obtaining a green card.

Immigrant deportation freeze extended by judge

The fate of immigrants seeking asylum in California and other states has been placed in the hands of the federal government and the American Civil Liberties Union. A federal judge ruled on Aug. 17 that they must create a plan to address parents and children separated at the border with Mexico. On Aug. 16, a judge froze the deportations of parents and children who had been reunified after initially being separated.

Examining the benefits of green card status

After obtaining a visa to study, work or visit in the United States, many immigrants consider the option of adjusting their status to permanent residency. Still others may apply for permanent residency from the start, through their employer or the sponsorship of a family member who is a U.S. citizen. You may have special qualifications that make you eligible for a green card, or you may be taking your chances through the U.S. Immigration lottery.

Asylum seekers' deportation stopped in emergency hearing

Many people in California and across the country have closely followed the ongoing cases in federal court challenging actions taken by the Trump administration to deport asylum seekers. On Aug. 9, one federal judge harshly condemned the administration's actions when he learned that two of the people impacted by the case he was overseeing were facing deportation at that moment. The two were on a plane to El Salvador at the time of the hearing; however, the district court judge blocked their deportation. The plane was turned around on the ground in El Salvador and returned to Texas.

Tips for adapting to life in Colorado as an immigrant

When your family emigrated from your country of origin to your new home in Colorado, you may have experienced a wide range of emotions. Perhaps you felt excited about the adventure that lay ahead but were also a bit nervous or worried about helping your kids adapt to their new lifestyle. Life in the United States can be quite different from other cultures. You and your kids may have a language barrier or other challenges that can be stressful at times.  

EB-5 visa progam may be changed

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is one method in which a person can obtain permanent resident status in California or other states. Each year, 10,000 such visas are given out, and each country can claim up to 7 percent of them annually. It is sometimes referred to as the visa for millionaires, and its goal is to inject large sums of capital into rural areas. It is also meant to help other areas that have high rates of unemployment.

Children to be transferred from immigrant detention facility

Immigrant advocacy groups may have celebrated on June 26 when a federal judge in California gave U.S. immigration authorities 30 days to reunite families separated at the Mexican border. While officials were struggling to meet this deadline, the Trump administration suffered another legal setback in Texas. On July 30, a district court judge ordered the Department of Health and Human Services to transfer all of the children being detained at the Shiloh Residential Treatment Center to other facilities. The judge made her ruling after hearing that children at the Manvel facility were being abused and overmedicated with psychotropic drugs.

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