Special Considerations For Criminal Defendants Who Are Immigrants

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Criminal defendants who are immigrants face very real and unique challenges that other criminal defendants do not face. Without careful attention and direction from a criminal defense attorney who understands the immigration consequences of various decisions, a defendant can quickly find himself or herself facing potential deportation or the inability to ever gain citizenship status…

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Can I Enter the U.S. if Convicted of a DUI?

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Under the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), there are several issues that can make foreign nationals ineligible to enter the United States. One such ground for ineligibility is having a criminal record. However, there are special rules for driving-under-the-influence (DUI) convictions; and, even if you are ineligible, you may be entitled to a waiver…

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When Can I Apply for U.S. Citizenship?

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If you are a lawful permanent resident of the United States (if you have a green card) and you are like many other people who have immigrated to the U.S., the next step for you is to apply to become a U.S. citizen. For individuals whose parents are not U.S. citizens, the process of obtaining…

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Four Options to Pursue if You Are Facing Deportation

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If you are facing deportation, you need to take your situation very seriously. Deportation (or “removal”) has serious legal consequences that can affect you and your family for years to come. The good news is that you may have options for remaining in the United States. Four of the most common methods for immigrants to…

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Wisconsin Joins RIDE Program for E-Verify

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Posted by Peter J. Prusinski Wisconsin Joins E-Verify RIDE Program USCIS announced that Wisconsin has become the latest state to join the Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) Program. RIDE is an E-Verify initiative, in conjunction with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, linking the E-Verify system with participating state driver’s licensing…

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Renew or replace your green card

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Posted by Peter J. Prusinski Renew or Replace Your Green Card Online Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card is now available in the USCIS Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS). USCIS ELIS is an online, account-based system that allows one to submit and view certain immigration benefit requests and receive electronic notification of decisions…

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Executive Action On Immigration

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Posted by Attorney Peter J. Prusinski President Announced Executive Action On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions to crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay taxes in order to temporarily stay…

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