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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.

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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Spouse abroad 

How can you bring your spouse from abroad to the US?

Feb 25, 2020

How can you bring your spouse who lives abroad to the US? Many immigrants have arrived to the US following their dreams in order to provide a decent future for their families. Normally, people decide to arrive alone and then make legal requests to bring their spouse to the country to join them.   Under the immigration laws of the United States, the term…

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Asylum request and allegation for domestic violence

Allegation of Domestic Violence for Asylum Cases

Feb 24, 2020

Allegation of Domestic Violence for Asylum Cases People from all over the world are now migrating to the US for various different reasons. Sometimes, it is to escape from tyrannical governments, where they have been persecuted or live in fear of being persecuted. There are other cases where people are trying to escape from personal situations that involve domestic violence…

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Undocumented Immigrant and deportation as a solution

Is Deportation the Right Solution for Illegal Immigration?

Feb 21, 2020

Is Deportation the Right Solution for Illegal Immigration? For many years, people living illegally in the US constantly fear being deported. They choose to hide or stay quiet, which delays the process to legalize their situation. The reality is that many people are being deported due to the current policies and requirements of immigration laws that have raised repressive and even cruel measurements.  How to Prevent Illegal…

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