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#FactFriday: Marriage in Immigration Proceedings = A More Critical Look at Your Marriage

This week’s #MythMonday asked: Myth or Fact? Getting married while in immigration proceedings will mean increased scrutiny of your marriage. The short answer: Fact! Why It’s a Fact?   Well, think about it. It looks a little sketchy. You suddenly get married AFTER being placing into removal proceedings before an immigration judge. Marriage fraud is [..]

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#FactFriday: Any Criminal Encounter Can Impact Your Immigration Status

This week’s #MythMonday asked: Myth or Fact? A criminal record (even old juvenile misdemeanors) can affect someone that has been a permanent resident for many years.   The short answer is: YES! Absolutely. Why It’s a Fact? Remember last week’s #FactFriday post discussed the “worthiness test” to obtaining a green card? Well, that test is [..]

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#FactFriday: Marrying a US Citizen Does NOT Guarantee a Green Card

This week’s #MythMonday asked: Myth or Fact? Marry a United States Citizen can definitely get me a green card. The short answer: NO, not always. Why It’s a Myth? As always the legal answer is that it depends on the your specific situation. Most people do not understand the process for obtaining permanent residence (green [..]

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Asylum 101: Credible Fear

Asylum 101: Credible Fear Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks to the Executive Office for Immigration Review Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made another immigration-related speech, this time attacking our asylum system. In his remarks to the Executive Office for Immigration Review, he condemned our current asylum system, saying that the current system is [..]

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Happy Indigenous People’s Day!

What is Indigenous People’s Day? At Lacroix Ramos, we proudly celebrate Indigenous People’s Day. What is Indigenous People’s Day? It is an alternative to celebrating Columbus Day. Columbus Day celebrates Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who is credited with having “found” the Americas. The problem with this is that when he “found” this land there [..]

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DACA: What Now?

By now, you have undoubtedly heard of Trump’s decision to rescind and phase out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement Tuesday, September 5, 2017. DACA protected thousands of young people that were brought to the U.S. undocumented through no fault of their own. These young people grew up in the United States indistinguishable from any other American. [..]

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Introducing our NEW DIY Legal Assistance Package!

We are pleased to announce that we are adding a new item to our list of services. Many people that we’ve worked with have wanted to file their paperwork on their own. They understand the process and have the time, patience, and resources to complete their applications/petitions themselves. However, they want to be able to ask [..]

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