Request for Evidence and Notice of Intent to Deny
People from across the world immigrate to the United States for countless reasons, whether it’s for economic opportunities, to reunite with family members, or because they married a U.S. citizen. Whatever your reason, you have to go through the proper channels, which can take years to complete.
What Is the Stop-Time Rule?
If you are a non-citizen currently living in the United States, there are certain circumstances that could result in your deportation. The laws surrounding deportation can be difficult to understand, especially given that lawmakers pass new immigration rules every year. One such rule is called the “stop-time rule.”
Immigration Arrest. What Should You Do?
Immigration arrests and deportations are serious issues in Texas. In the fiscal year 2022, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported 142,750 immigration arrests and 72,177 deportations. These figures represent a 93% and 22% increase from the fiscal year 2021. That is why newcomers to the U.S. must get the right legal representation to protect their rights.
I Entered Illegally But Married a U.S. Citizen. Can I Get a Visa?
Marriage to a U.S. citizen can provide a pathway to obtaining lawful permanent residence for some individuals who entered the United States illegally. However, there is no guarantee that an individual who entered the country illegally will be eligible for a visa if they marry a U.S. citizen, so it’s essential to understand the process involved before taking any steps toward applying for one.
Appealing a Naturalization Denial
In the last fiscal year (October 2021 through September 2022), some 967,400 adult immigrants became U.S. citizens through the naturalization process. If you factor in children who were able to gain citizenship from their parents, the figure rises to 1,023,200 new citizens. However, during the same period for FY 2022, about 14% of citizenship applicants were denied.
I Committed a Crime But Am Married to a U.S. Citizen. Can I Get a Visa?
You married a U.S. citizen while living abroad and now want to join your spouse in the United States, but you fear that something you did can place a barrier in your path. While abroad, you committed a crime and now have a record that will have to be dealt with not only on your visa application, but also in person in any subsequent interview.