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Removing Conditions on Your Green Card

What is a Conditional Green Card? A conditional green card is a green card that is only valid for 2 years. In order to remain a permanent resident, the conditional resident must file a petition to remove the condition. Why are some people issued a Conditional Green Card? You will be issued a Conditional Green [..]

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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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