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What to Expect at the Naturalization Interview

Becoming an American citizen is a key milestone in the life of an immigrant. Naturalization is the process through which an immigrant or foreign national becomes a U.S. citizen. One important stage in the naturalization process is the interview. The naturalization interview is the final obstacle in your U.S. citizenship application. An experienced Florida immigration attorney can enlighten you about what to expect during your naturalization interview and help prepare you diligently for this final hurdle.

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Removal of Conditions When No Longer Living with Your Spouse

U.S. citizens who are married or engaged to foreign-born citizens can help their foreign-born partner immigrate to the United States and obtain a green card. However, the green card will be “conditional” if your marriage was less than two years old on the day you were granted permanent resident status. Unless you file a petition to remove the conditions on your permanent resident status, you might lose your lawful permanent resident status when no longer living with your spouse.

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How COVID-19 Has Caused Immigration Delays

Unfortunately, almost every part of the U.S. immigration system was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The closedowns, disruptions, and other government measures affected immigration processing within the country and visa processing overseas.

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What to Know About Divorce & Immigration

A divorce is often an emotional and overwhelming experience for the parties involved. For foreign-born citizens who came to the United States to get married, divorce can be particularly challenging. The divorce can impact your immigration status and your ability to continue living in the United States.

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What to Know About Getting Married & Immigration

If you and your current or future spouse want to live permanently together in the United States, you may consider applying for a marriage-based green card. For many immigrants, obtaining a marriage green card is the quickest and simplest way to obtain permanent residence in the U.S

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We Are Here Illegally But Our Kids Were Born Here. Are They U.S. Citizens?

Children born in the United States are granted all the rights and privileges of U.S. citizenship, regardless of the immigration status of their parents. But can immigrant parents who entered the country illegally obtain citizenship if their children are U.S. citizens?

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Should Green Card Holders Travel Outside of the U.S. With a Conviction?

Miami-Dade County is home to more than 1.5 million immigrants. How many of them are green card holders with lawful permanent resident (LPR) status is hard to determine, but according to the Department of Homeland Security, in 2018, there were 1,230,000 foreign nationals with LPR status in Florida.

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Tips for Your Immigration Marriage Interview

According to the American Immigration Council, one out of every five residents in Florida is foreign-born, comprising 21% of the state’s total population. As of 2018, 2.5 million immigrants had been naturalized. In Miami, 58.30% of all residents are foreign-born, most of them hailing from the Caribbean and Latin America.

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What is the Stop-Time Rule?

Not surprisingly, orders for removals of aliens – aka deportation – have gone way down under the Biden administration. According to a study by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), in Fiscal Year 2021 immigration courts have ordered removals in just 40.9 percent of cases, compared to 72.2 percent in FY 2019.

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