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Motion to Reopen Immigration Proceedings

Posted by Gutierrez Law Firm on September 18, 2013

It may be possible for a qualified immigration lawyer to reopen the case of an immigrant who is subject to a U.S. immigration court deportation order. Filing a special petition called a motion to reopen allows an attorney to introduce new material evidence in the case. Depending on the circumstances of the case, a previously […]

How to Legally Travel Abroad as a Permanent Resident of the U.S.

Posted by Gutierrez Law Firm on September 11, 2013

Green card recipients are permitted to travel abroad in accordance with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) guidelines. USCIS carefully monitors how long a permanent resident remains outside the United States. Remaining out of the country without taking certain precautions can result in the initiation of removal proceedings and the loss of permanent resident […]

Facts About Dual Nationality

Posted by Gutierrez Law Firm on September 4, 2013

Depending on the laws of the countries involved and the circumstances of a given case, it is possible to be regarded as a citizen of two countries simultaneously. Dual nationality may automatically be awarded to a child born in a foreign country to United States citizen parents or as a result of the naturalization process […]

Immigration Relief Through Convention Against Torture (CAT)

Posted by Gutierrez Law Firm on August 21, 2013

It is generally advisable for anyone who is physically present in the United States and plans to apply for asylum to simultaneously apply for protection under the United Nations Convention Against Torture (CAT). Asylum and CAT each offer unique protections and benefits, but together, they represent an effective strategy for anyone who fears the imposition […]

A Guide to Conditional Permanent Residency

Posted by Gutierrez Law Firm on August 14, 2013

Section 216 of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) identifies the steps that must be completed to remove the conditions on a permanent resident status that was issued on the basis of a marriage that is less than two years old. U.S. immigration law can be very complicated. In this post, we provide a […]

Sponsoring a Relative

Posted by Gutierrez Law Firm on August 7, 2013

A U.S. citizen or permanent resident may sponsor a relative who wishes to obtain a green card and live permanently in the United States. Family Preference Categories The number of visas available for the relatives of permanent residents is limited by law. There may be a waiting period. A green card holder may submit a […]

Preparing for Your Student Visa Interview: The Complete Guide

Posted by Gutierrez Law Firm on July 31, 2013

A foreign student who wants to study in the United States is welcome to do so as long as he or she obtains a student visa to enter the country. Student visa applicants must prove they intend to return to their own country upon completion of their studies. An essential part of the application process […]

The Importance of Renewing Your Green Card

Posted by Gutierrez Law Firm on July 24, 2013

A permanent resident green card is an essential form of identification for immigrants who legally live and work in the United States. It is important to know when a green card will expire and the procedures that must be followed to renew or replace this vital document. Permanent Resident Green Card United States Citizenship and […]