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Immigration is frequently changing. Here at Motion Law, we like to keep you updated with the latest news about local and national immigration, keep you informed about changes within our firm, and share helpful information relevant to your immigration needs.

Difference between Conditional Permanent residence and Legal Permanent residence

Conditional Permanent Residence vs. Legal Permanent Residence

Mar 3, 2020

Permanent Residences There are different types of permanent residences in the US, there is the conditional permanent residence and the permanent legal residence. The difference is that one of them grants a 2-year permit and the other one grants 10 years. Besides the length, the two-year conditional permanent residence cannot be renewed, and the ten-year…

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Process of permanent residence and deportation 

Deportation, Readmission and Permanent Residence in the US

Mar 2, 2020

Deportation and Permanent Residence It is a common misconception to think that if you have been deported from the US, you could never apply for permanent residence again. However, after deportation, when the person has completed 10 years without entering the US (which is the stipulated time when someone is deported), they may be eligible…

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TPS Changes

What is happening with the Temporary Protected Status (TPS)? 

Mar 2, 2020

Is TPS being cancelled? The cancellation of the TPS (Temporary Protected Status), which provides protection against possible immigration deportations, was effective on September 9, 2019, although it was automatically extended until January 2, 2020. Immigrants who have legal residence under the Special Immigration Program of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) remain uncertain about the consequences…

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ICE increases immigraton detention for lack of documentation

ICE Increases Immigration Detention for being Undocumented

Feb 28, 2020

Immigrants arrested for being undocumented The number of immigrants detained, with no criminal record, by US immigration authorities has tripled in the last four years according to the last report from “Freedom for Immigrants”. In April 2019, there were 32,000 immigrants detained who had no criminal record, three times more than 9,999 foreigners without a…

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U visa time to be approved

The U-Visa: Delay and Waiting Periods

Feb 28, 2020

The U-Visa: Details The variety of visas that the US government grants to immigrants, who want to reside legally in the country, is very wide. One of the most requested visas by immigrants is the U-Visa. This residence permit attempts to protect victims, that are not US citizens, of crimes. This visa is also designed…

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T visa and labor abuse

A Deeper Understanding of Labor Abuse, Human Trafficking and T-Visa

Feb 27, 2020

The T-Visa and Labor Abuse  Many immigrants have arrived in the US with legal documentation and have rights as any other US citizen. However, there are immigrants who have entered the US illegally because they have been deceived or forced to come to the country. On many occasions, illegal immigrants work long shifts and receive…

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United States and driver license for undocumented

Can Undocumented Immigrants Obtain a Driver’s License in the US?

Feb 27, 2020

Driving Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants in the US The US has 50 states in total and 13 of them allow undocumented immigrants to have driver’s license. What are the States and the Requirements? The states that allow an undocumented immigrant to have a driver’s license are the following: California: The law AB 60 allows undocumented…

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Apply for the humanitarian parole in the US

How to Apply for Humanitarian Parole for a Temporary Residence? 

Feb 26, 2020

Request a Humanitarian Parole to go to the US There are many different ways to gain legal entry to the US either on a temporary or permanent basis. Most immigrants apply to have a visa which gives them permission to stay in the country, however, when a visa cannot be obtained for whatever reason, there…

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request for a stepchild

Can a Petition be Submitted for a Stepchild to Come to the US? 

Feb 26, 2020

Bringing  Stepchildren who Live Abroad to the US When people migrate to the US, they often leave their family in their homeland. Immigrants try to find a new direction and decide to start a new life and sometimes they get married again. In many cases, these parents would like to bring their children from abroad to the US. Requirements to Bring your Stepchildren to the US It is important to clarify that we refer to “stepchildren” as the biological children of the foreign spouse who is married to an American Citizen. In that scenario, you can make a request for your stepchildren. In…

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Adjustment of status for permanent residence eligibility

Eligibility for Adjustment of Status to Apply for Permanent Residence

Feb 25, 2020

Apply for Permanent Residence Via Adjustment of Status  Most immigrants hope to stay in the US for a long time. To achieve this, there is a process called Adjustment of Status (also called Green Card application), which means they can apply for legal permanent resident status after meeting certain requirements in the United States.   Eligibility requirements…

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