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Immigration Q & A January 2014

Author by Edward Boreth My parents have their green card for 5 years now. They travel to India every year for 6 months, but because of my mother’s health, she stayed in India for the entire year last year. Can she still apply for citizenship? Not now. It seems that your mother spent most of the last five years outside …

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Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A November 2013

Author by Edward Boreth Q. I What’s going on with the new immigration law? Did they pass something that lets illegal immigrants get green cards? A. Although the Senate passed a bill this summer that would allow many undocumented immigrants to get work permits and eventually permanent residence, the House of Representatives has not yet taken up that issue. Although …

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Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A October 2013

Author by Edward Boreth Q. I applied for my green card a few years ago. The case was denied. I just received a letter telling me that I need to go to Immigration Court. The letter does not state the time and date that I need to appear. What do I do now? A. Unfortunately you have been placed in …

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Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A September 2013

Author by Edward Boreth Q. I came to the US on a fiancé visa, but as soon as I arrived, my fiancé change his mind and refused to marry me. Can I stay in the US if I marry another US citizen? A. Unfortunately you cannot get married to another US citizen and adjust your status in the US. The …

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Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A August 2013

Author by Edward Boreth Q. I am married to a US citizen and I am applying for my green card. How long will it take to get my green card? Will I get a temporary work permit first and how long will that take? A. The processing times will vary depending on your location. Since the paperwork is first sent …

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Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A July 2013

Author by Edward Boreth Q. I am a permanent resident for 9 years and 11 months, and I would like to apply for U.S. citizenship. Do I need to renew my green card first or can I just file the citizenship application directly? A. Generally no. Although USCIS representatives will tell you that you need to renew your green card, …

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Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A May 2013

Author by Edward Boreth Q. I am a US Citizen. My mother just got her green card. What is the best way for my 27 year old my brotherto come to the US ? A. If your brother is married, your mother cannot apply for him until she becomes a US Citizen. If your brother is not married, both you …

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Immigration Reform

Immigration Reform

A comprehensive immigration reform bill – the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act – was introduced in the Senate on April 16, 2013. While far from being perfect, the bill makes huge strides toward creating a more workable immigration system by addressing numerous issues, outlined below. BORDER SECURITY The appropriation of $3 billion to acquire surveillance and detection …

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Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A April 2013

Author by Edward Boreth Q. I am a US Citizen. My mother just got her green card. What is the best way for my 27 year old my brotherto come to the US ? A. If your brother is married, your mother cannot apply for him until she becomes a US Citizen. If your brother is not married, both you …

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Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A March 2013

Author by Edward Boreth I have been in the US for 6 years. I entered with a tourist visa, but never renewed it. Will the government pass immigration reform this year and will it help me get legal status? Both the President and a group of Senators have made proposals to allow undocumented immigrants stay legally in the US. At …

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