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All About Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in Maryland

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If you are a parent or guardian of an undocumented minor, there is a chance the child will qualify for a specific type of immigration status by the name of “Special Immigrant Juvenile Status” (SIJS). In the state of Maryland, SIJS is a great option for individuals under the age of 21 who have become undocumented through means outside of their control. So, what exactly is SIJS and how does one file?

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The Violence Against Women Act and its Effect on Victims of Domestic Violence

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Originally signed back in 1994, The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) exists to support victims of domestic violence and ultimately reduce instances of violence and sexual assault. The law expired back in 2019, but it is in the news once again as President Biden recently signed its reauthorization into law. As such, we’ve decided to outline exactly what supports the Violence Against Women Act offers, and how those in need can take advantage.

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A Break Down of the U.S Immigration Process

As the year 2021 comes to a close, perhaps the start of 2022 could be the perfect time to begin your journey toward citizenship in the United States. Admittedly, the immigration process can seem quite daunting when approaching it for the first time, so we wouldn’t blame you for feeling unsure about where to start. In this blog, we’ll outline a few of the most common and accessible methods of immigration as a means to help you choose the right track!

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The Difference Between Nonimmigrant Visas and Immigrant Visas

Note: The 2023 Diversity Visa Lottery is now open and closes November 9, 2021.

Visas exists to provide foreign born individuals the right to reside in the United States for an extended period of time.  The US government typically grants two types of visas: immigrant visas and nonimmigrant visas. As you likely expect, there is one major distinction between these two visa types:

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The Different Types of U.S. Work Visas

Whether temporary or permanent, working in the United States is a desirable opportunity for many people who are not citizens of the country. However, anyone entering the country for employment purposes must first qualify for a working visa. There are many types of visas available, and we’ve decided to create this blog as a guide in selecting the choice that best fits your situation.

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Avoid These 5 Mistakes Throughout Your Immigration Process

If you are currently in the middle of the immigration process, you know that there is quite a lot of paperwork involved. Mistakes on these forms can lead to delays, lost money and even rejections. Be sure to avoid these five mistakes in your immigration process to stay away from any hiccups along the way!

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President Biden’s New Executive Orders on Immigration

Joe Biden was officially sworn into office as President on January 20, 2021. That same day, he made several significant immigration policy changes as well. Discover the key details in our latest blog post!

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Don’t Let the Real ID Deadline Slip Past Your Radar!

The start of a new year is a great time to get organized, set new goals and plan out your year ahead. As you do so, we recommend taking some time to ensure you’re familiar with the new REAL ID compliance deadline. Starting October 1, 2021, all air travelers are required to present a valid passport, military ID or REAL ID-compliant driver’s license to board a flight within the United States. If you are not prepared for REAL ID compliance, you may not be able to get to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint or fly.

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The State of Immigration and COVID-19

Many businesses and government institutions have been disturbed by the pandemic this year, and sadly the immigration process has been no different. In this blog, we compile a list of key changes of operation standards that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services have implemented as the nation continues to weather the storm of COVID-19.

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Avoid These 5 Mistakes Throughout Your Immigration Process

If you are currently in the middle of the immigration process, you know that there is quite a lot of paperwork involved. Mistakes on these forms can lead to delays, lost money and even rejections. Be sure to avoid these five mistakes in your immigration process to stay away from any hiccups along the way!

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