Immigration

What is voluntary departure?

Few things are likely to be scarier than facing removal proceedings. After all, if lawyers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have a case against you, a judge may order your removal from the country. Even worse, you might face a multi-year ban from...

Can you appeal a notice of deportation?

Receiving a letter informing you of deportation can cause feelings of hopelessness and angst. You might wonder if there is anything you can do to put a stop to the process. You do have the right to appeal the decision to deport. Knowing how to begin that process may...

What is the Child Status Protection Act?

The immigration system does not always move at a quick pace. Because of this, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services often has a backlog that severely slows down the process of seeking lawful permanent residency. The problem with this is that age may play a role in...

When should I replace my green card?

Your green card is an important document that you need to have with you and available at all times. If something happens to it or happens to invalidate it, you need to replace it. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service explains that everyone has to replace their...

Understanding your rights as an immigrant

As someone who lives in California but has not yet established legal citizenship in the United States, it may serve you well to know your rights when interacting or dealing with law enforcement or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Your rights may differ...