Category: Immigration

What Is a Stokes Interview?

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When individuals use marriage as a basis for their green card application to the United States, they may find that their application is under more scrutiny. If you and your spouse find yourself in the uncomfortable situation of your marriage validity being questioned by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), then you may […]

Avoiding These Common Mistakes On Your Green Card Application

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Completing your Green Card application is the first step towards realizing your American Dream. While the process may seem straightforward, there are some common mistakes that raise red flags to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This guide was created by the dedicated Immigration Attorneys at the Hernandez Law Group, P.C. located in […]

What to Expect From the Medical Exam for a Green Card or Visa

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There are a lot of steps that immigrants hoping to make the United States their permanent home have to take. The application, interview, and waiting period are well-known, but another aspect of the process that is often not talked about in the United States Medical Exam. This exam ensures that the individuals coming into the […]

What Is a Notice of Intent to Deny?

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There is an overwhelming sense of excitement and accomplishment that comes with sending in your application to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You’ll then wait for days, maybe even weeks, as they process your application, which only fuels your excitement. Then, the moment you waited for finally arrives. You rip open the letter […]

Immigration Vs. Refugee; What Is the Difference?

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The terms “refugees” and “immigrants” often come up when politics and the media begin talking about immigration. While most people acknowledge that there is a difference, not many know exactly what it is. When it comes to immigration, it is extremely important to know this difference as there are different economic, social, and legal implications. […]

Changes to Immigration Law in 2020

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Hernandez Law Group, P.C. is a proud supporter of immigrants looking to achieve their American dream. This is why we offer unparalleled legal support for immigrants and those seeking citizenship. To uphold our commitment to serving our clients to the best of our abilities, we have been keeping a close eye on the recent changes […]

What Is DACA?

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In September 2017, President Trump ordered the end of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. However, on June 18th, 2020, the Supreme Court blocked this attempt with a 5-4 ruling. This ruling kept the program open and currently allows recipients to renew their membership, permitting them to work in the […]

What Is the Public Charge Rule?

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In 1882, Congress established the public charge rule. This limited visa approval and denied entry into the United States if there was evidence supporting that an immigrant could become a public charge. Public charge refers to an individual who needs public benefits assistance. However, this term wasn’t specifically defined at the time, which led to […]

What Do I Need to Apply for Citizenship?

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Thinking about joining the country of dreamers and go-getters? While the United States is the home of the American Dream, becoming part of that dream can be a long process. Many immigrants looking to call the United States home are unsure how to apply for citizenship or even what kind of things they need. When […]

Immigration Consultant vs. Immigration Attorney

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Many people often view an immigration lawyer and an immigration consultant as the same thing. In reality, these two services have some major differences. If you or a loved one is trying to decide between using an immigration lawyer or an immigration consultant to aid with their application process, here are the things you need […]