General Immigration Articles

Asylum is a way to apply for refugee protections from within the United States, including protection from deportation.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a form of immigration relief for certain qualified young people who came to the United States as children. Eligibly individuals may request consideration of deferred action of removal for a period of two years, subject to renewal.
This article describes what a Family Safety Plan is and important terms to know.
This article describes documents that are part of the safety plan and things to consider with each.
If you are in the U.S. on a visa that was granted based on your spouse’s application, a divorce or separation may affect your lawful status and ability to stay in the U.S. You must be careful in choosing whether and when to separate or get a divorce. This article will help you weigh your options.
U.S. federal law governs immigration, including employment-based immigration. Generally, citizens of foreign countries that wish to enter the United States for employment purposes must first obtain a U.S. visa. The purpose of your intended travel to the U.S. and other facts will determine what type of visa you must have under U.S. immigration law.
This article provides information on Immigration Court (also called deportation or removal proceedings) and links to helpful resources for more information.
The U Visa is a form of immigration relief for victims of certain criminal activities and is implemented as a tool to aid law enforcement in identifying perpetrators and aiding victims. The U Visa grants a temporary 4 year stay for holders with some holders eventually qualifying for lawful permanent residency.
This article contains helpful tips for immigrants and new Americans
This article describes notario fraud, or immigration legal services fraud, and what to do if you are a victim of notario fraud.
This article explains the various individuals who can represent you in immigration proceedings.
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is a form of immigration relief available to undocumented children living in the U.S. who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected by at least one parent and meet several other eligibility requirements.
A standby guardian is a person appointed by a parent (or parents) of a child to take care of the child in the event that the parent is mentally or physically incapable of doing so, or subject to an adverse immigration action.
TPS provides a temporary safe haven to certain foreign nationals in the United States who are unable to return to their countries of origin for safety reasons.