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Selective Service and Your Citizenship Application

Failure to Register with the Selective Service Can Hurt Your U.S. Citizenship Application

What is Selective Service?

US-CitizenshipThe Selective Service System is used by the U.S. federal government to keep a name of all eligible men in the United States who could be called upon to serve in the armed forces during a national emergency or time of war. Registering with the Selective Services does NOT mean that you are signing up to join the armed forces as a job… Continue readingSeguir Leyendo

Why the implementation of DAPA is so important

Child of undocumented parentsBeing an immigration attorney, I have met thousands of undocumented immigrants in the United States. Many of them, I can help to achieve lawful immigration status in the United States. However, there is a huge number of undocumented individuals in the United States who deserve an opportunity to legalize their status, and are not given that chance because of the archaic immigration laws currently in effect in this country.

I am talking about the parents of US citizen children.

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Who is the most at risk for deportation?

handcuffs-and-gavel-01I have many clients who nervously tell me that Immigration Enforcement (ICE) has come to their house searching for a friend or family member.

Although anyone who is currently in the United States without the proper documentation is at risk for detention and removal, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the agency responsible for the apprehension and detention of those who are not legally in the United States, has released a memorandum explaining its enforcement policies and guidelines. There are… Continue readingSeguir Leyendo