Immigration law blog

El DACA será anulado! Favor de leer respuestas a las preguntas más frecuentes.

El DACA será anulado! Favor de leer respuestas a las preguntas más frecuentes.

El 5 de Septiembre del 2017, el presidente anuncia la emisión de un memorandum oficial que anulará la existencia del DACA.

Por favor, consulte con un abogado experimentado en inmigración si es que usted actualmente tiene el status del DACA, para que así, se pueda evaluar otras posibilidades de conseguir un status permanente de inmigración, especialmente si usted está casado con un ciudadano Americano o un Residente Permanente, o si ha sido víctima de un crimen dentro de los EE.UU, o si es que usted es menor de 21 años...

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DACA is Ending. Read Responses to Frequently Asked Questions.

DACA is Ending. Read Responses to Frequently Asked Questions.

The President’s announcement on September 5, 2017, and issuance of an official memo, will end DACA.

Please consult with an experienced immigration lawyer if you currently have DACA status. The lawyer will explore if you might be able to get permanent immigration status through another way, especially if you are married to a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident, have been the victim of a crime inside the U.S., or are under 21 years old...

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Push Back: A Response to the Election Results

Push Back: A Response to the Election Results

The election results were disappointing and a setback. We understand the fear and anxiety families and immigrant communities are facing. While the future is uncertain, the attorneys and staff at L.I.H. Law will continue the crucial work of serving our clients and their immigration needs.

Also, we are mindful that others are doing incredible work for immigrant communities. To help in this broader effort, L.I.H. Law will be spotlighting and donating to one immigration community group per day for the next week. We encourage you to share the work of the organization (sharing, liking, following on Facebook or Twitter, etc.) or consider donating. Together, we can make a positive difference.

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What is the I-212 Waiver When Applying for the “Green Card”?

What is the I-212 Waiver When Applying for the “Green Card”?

In previous blog posts, we have discussed two common waivers that are often required when applying for lawful permanent resident status (the “green card”), the I-601 and the I-601A. In this post, we discuss a third waiver, the I-212. The I-212 is used to waive a prior removal (deportation). It is also used if you have been unlawfully present in the United States for more than one year and you attempt to reenter unlawfully.

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Conozca sus Derechos: Redadas de Inmigración

Conozca sus Derechos: Redadas de Inmigración

Como han escuchado, una serie de redadas de inmigración comenzó en todo el país este fin de semana. Según el gobierno, estas redadas se centraron en las personas que ingresaron a los Estados Unidos sin inspección a través de la frontera sur después del 1 de mayo del 2014, que tienen órdenes finales de expulsión (deportación), y que no tienen solicitudes pendientes frente el juez de inmigración.  Si usted está en proceso de inmigración, o tiene audiencia pendiente frente del juez de inmigración esto NO aplicara a su caso.

Hay varias cosas importantes que usted debe saber para protegerse y proteger a su familia...

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Know Your Rights: Immigration Raids

Know Your Rights: Immigration Raids

As many of you heard, a string of Immigration raids began to take place across the country this weekend. According to the government, these raids were focused on individuals who entered the United States without inspection through the southern border after May 1, 2014, who have final orders of removal (deportation), and who have no pending applications for relief or appeals.

There are several important things you should know in order to protect yourself and your family...

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Information on I-601 Waivers

Information on I-601 Waivers

Many individuals applying for lawful permanent resident status (the “green card”), either in the United States or at a consulate abroad, will need waivers before their applications can be approved. Below is some general information regarding the I-601 waiver...

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Aplicar para Residencia Permanente Legal (la “Mica”) a Través del Consulado

Aplicar para Residencia Permanente Legal (la “Mica”) a Través del Consulado

En nuestro último posteo de blog, discutimos sobre cómo aplicar para la residencia permanente legal (la “mica”) en los Estados Unidos después de tener aprobada una petición para visa de inmigración a través de un familiar. Sin embargo, muchas personas tendrán que regresar a su país de origen y aplicar para estatus a través del consulado. Abajo hay algunas preguntas comunes que hemos recibido sobre este proceso.

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Applying for Lawful Permanent Resident Status (the “Green Card”) through the Consulate

Applying for Lawful Permanent Resident Status (the “Green Card”) through the Consulate

In our last blog post, we discussed applying for lawful permanent resident status (the “green card”) in the United States after having an approved immigration visa petition from a family member. However, many people will need to return to their country of citizenship and apply for status through the consulate. Our immigration attorneys address some common questions we receive about this process.

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Aplicar para Residencia Permanente Legal (la “Mica”) en los Estados Unidos a Través de una Petición Familiar

Aplicar para Residencia Permanente Legal (la “Mica”) en los Estados Unidos a Través de una Petición Familiar

Si tiene un miembro de su familia que puede someter una petición de inmigrante para usted, una de las primeras preguntas seria si usted puede someter la aplicación para la mica (conocido como ajuste de estatus) dentro de los Estados Unidos, o si usted tendrá que regresar a su país de nacimiento para aplicar a través del consulado (conocido como proceso consular).

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Applying for Lawful Permanent Resident Status (the “Green Card”) in the U.S. through a Family Visa Petition

Applying for Lawful Permanent Resident Status (the “Green Card”) in the U.S. through a Family Visa Petition

If you have a family member who can file an immigrant visa petition for you, one of your first questions will be whether you can file for your green card (known as “adjustment of status”) within the United States, or whether you will have to return to your country of birth to apply through the consulate (known as “consular processing”). 

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Citizenship Day at Moses Lake, September 19, 2015

Citizenship Day at Moses Lake, September 19, 2015

L.I.H. Law immigration lawyer Kristin Kyrka is volunteering at Moses Lake tomorrow at Citizenship Day (an event where volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and community members assist individuals in applying for citizenship at no charge). The event takes place at: Big Bend Community College, ATEC Building 1800, Moses Lake, WA 98837 from 10 am - 3 pm.  More information can be found at: http://www.wanewamericans.org/citizenship-days

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¿Qué Hacer si un Amigo o Miembro de la Familia es Detenido (en el Centro de Detención del Noroeste)?

¿Qué Hacer si un Amigo o Miembro de la Familia es Detenido (en el Centro de Detención del Noroeste)?

El artículo discute qué hacer si un ser querido o amigo está detenido (en concreto en el Centro de Detención del Noroeste). Los artículos exploran preguntas comunes que nuestros abogados de inmigración en LIH Law reciben: "¿En dónde se encuentra mi ser querido ?"; "¿Puede él o ella salir bajo fianza?"; "¿Él o ella será capaz de ver a un juez?"; "¿Puedo visitar a mi ser querido?" y más...

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What to do if a friend or family member is detained (at the Northwest Detention Center)?

What to do if a friend or family member is detained (at the Northwest Detention Center)?

This article discusses what to do if a loved one or friend is detained (specifically at the Northwest Detention Center).  The articles explores common questions our immigration lawyers at L.I.H. Law receive: "Where is my loved on located?"; "Can he or she get out on bond?"; "Will he or she be able to see a judge?"; "Can I visit my loved one?" and MORE...

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L.I.H. Law, P.S., Immigration Lawyer, Seattle, WA