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Asylum, Withholding of Removal, Convention Against Torture

Asylum is granted by the United States government to those who fear being persecuted in their home country based on religion, race, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion that they hold. In order to be granted asylum, there are many requirements one must meet to prove that they are in fact in danger and fearful of being persecuted. If you are afraid of being persecuted, you should apply for two alternative forms of relief in addition to applying for asylum: withholding of removal, and protection under the United States Convention Against Torture (CAT). Even though the […]

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Relief from Removal

There are many numerous reasons why someone can end up having to deal with removal proceedings. It is not only an extremely complex area of immigration law, but also a difficult one to tame. When one has been brought to appear at the Executive Office of Immigration Review or immigration court, he/she is considered to be in a removal proceedings. This person is called a Respondent. The document which summons the Respondent to court, lists the allegations made against the Respondent as well as the list of charges the Respondent is being accused of, commonly called the “Notice to Appear.” […]

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How to get a green card with record of an I-601, a waiver for grounds of inadmissibility

If you are living in the U.S. without documentation or a visa, in most cases it is not possible to apply for permanent residency. You may be able to receive a green card through a spouse with citizenship or your adult child if you are without status, but if you are applying after having committed immigration violations in the past, then you will need to request a I-601 waiver first.  Unlike the I-601A waiver, which applies to applicants who are in the U.S. unlawfully, the I-601 waiver for grounds of inadmissibility is for those who in the past entered the […]

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