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Can Green Card Holders Travel After a Conviction?

If you have a green card, you may still want to travel outside the United States to visit your family back home or to handle your personal or business affairs abroad. However, a green card holder who leaves the country (even for a short period of time) needs to consider the potential implications if they have been convicted of a crime.

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Naturalization Tips for Immigrants

Naturalization is the process through which immigrants become U.S. citizens. However, the criteria to become a U.S. citizen through naturalization are strict. The path to citizenship may seem complicated if you do not understand how the naturalization process works.

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Tips for the Immigration Marriage Interview

The path to a green card can be overwhelming. After years of stress and mounts of paperwork, the marriage-based green card interview – also known as the immigration marriage interview – is the last step on your path to U.S. citizenship. It is also one of the most intimidating and anxiety-inducing parts of the marriage green card process.

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What is the Stop-Time Rule?

If you’re not currently a U.S. citizen but are living in the country legally, you get to enjoy many of the same rights as others. However, there are certain circumstances that can jeopardize your status in the country that may end in deportation. Because of this, it’s important to understand the laws surrounding deportation and how something called the “stop-time rule” might come into play. If you have concerns about potentially being removed from the U.S. and would like to speak to an immigration attorney about your options, contact the Law Office of Layne C. Savage in Providence, Rhode Island. It’s crucial to learn more about the removal process and how you may be able to avoid it.

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Understanding LPR Cancellation

If you are living in the United States as a lawful permanent resident (LPR) with a green card and you receive what is called a Notice to Appear (NTA), you are subject to removal proceedings because you committed one or more criminal offenses or violated other immigration provisions.

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Dispelling Myths About Citizenship

Immigrating to the United States involves different steps, including an entry visa, a work visa, a green card (lawful permanent resident — LPR — status), and ultimately citizenship.

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Understanding Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers

If you’re an immigrant in the United States and you do not qualify for a Social Security number (SSN) but need to pay taxes, you can apply for what is known as an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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Ineffective Representation Can Have Serious Consequences

The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees persons being criminally prosecuted to a “speedy and public trial'' and to “the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.” Accordingly, those charged with crimes in the United States are offered representation by a public defender.

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Are There Alternatives to Going to Jail?

If you’ve recently been arrested, you’re probably concerned about what kind of penalties you might be facing. Perhaps the biggest question looming over you is whether you’ll have to go to jail.

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Request for Evidence & Notice of Intent to Deny

Your U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident relative has filed Form I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative) so you can obtain lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. In response, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services issues a Request for Further Evidence (RFE), or more alarmingly, a Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID).

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