Immigration

Now Is the Time To Apply For Deferred Action

By |Published on November 13th, 2013|Posted in Immigration
Many young undocumented immigrants have been hesitant to apply for deferred action for fear that it might end up making a difficult and frightening situation even worse. Ever since President Obama announced his executive order granting deferred action for some qualified young immigrants,
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Things You Need To Know About Green Cards Through Marriage

By |Published on October 11th, 2013|Posted in Immigration
Many people believe that the easiest way to get a green card (lawful permanent residency) is to marry a US citizen. Once you have a green card through marriage, you become eligible for naturalization after only three years. Other green card holders must wait five years. It is important to realize
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The Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA Opening Opportunities for Same Sex Couples

By |Published on June 28th, 2013|Posted in Immigration
Because of DOMA,  Federal benefits were denied to same sex couples. Today, the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional. At Tucker & Ludin we are studying how this ruling will affect immigration laws.  Before today, a US citizen or lawful permanent resident could not sponsor their foreign gay
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New Rules Announced By Homeland Security Allows for Waivers to be Granted in the U.S.

By |Published on June 3rd, 2013|Posted in Immigration
If you are an immigrant entering the US without inspection you have not been permitted to apply for a waiver to adjust or change your status stateside. Historically, the immigrant must leave the US to apply for the waiver and potentially be subject to a three or ten year bar for reentry. This
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Senate To Consider Immigration Bill from “Gang of Eight”

By |Published on April 24th, 2013|Posted in Immigration
The US Senate is now considering a comprehensive immigration bill which would dramatically alter the current laws in the U.S. Most significantly, the bill would provide a legal status for thousands, if not millions, of non-citizens currently in the U.S. unlawfully. People should be cautious when
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Court Rules an Undocumented Immigrant Cannot be a Member of the Florida Bar

By |Published on April 10th, 2013|Posted in Immigration
Jose Godinez-Samperio came to the United States when he was 9 years old. His parents brought him here on a visitor's visa and remained in the U.S. after it expired. He attended college and eventually graduated from the Law School at Florida State University. He completed all requirements to become
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Why Your Intent Must Match Your Visa

By |Published on February 25th, 2013|Posted in Immigration
One of the primary issues a US Citizenship and Immigration officer considers when deciding whether to issue a visa is whether the applicant’s intent matches the intent of the visa.  For example, the officer will not issue a vacation visa if it is the applicant’s intent to immigrate. In fact,
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The Time to File H1B Petitions is Just Around the Corner

By |Published on February 15th, 2013|Posted in Immigration
If you are an immigrant hoping to receive an H1B visa, you should be working with your employer to prepare the petition now.  Although there are no H1B visas available for fiscal year 2013, if you apply on April 1, you may qualify to receive a visa once they become available for fiscal year 2014.
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What is Persecution?

By |Published on February 15th, 2013|Posted in Immigration
At Tucker & Ludin, we often represent people who want to apply for asylum because, if they return to their original home country, they will be persecuted. The US Citizenship and Immigration Service reviews and grants petitions if the immigrant has suffered persecution or fears they will suffer
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How to Get a Green Card

By |Published on February 14th, 2013|Posted in Immigration
Thousands of immigrants come to America each year to be with their families, get married or start a new life. Most enter the United States using an immigrant or non-immigrant visa, which solidifies temporary residency status. To achieve permanent residency, you must obtain a “Green Card.” The
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