Crimes that can get an Immigrant Deported

In the United States, all immigrants—even who have obtained green cards—can risk being deported if they violate U.S. immigration laws. Naturally, data shows that the most common cause for people to be placed into removal proceedings is due to legal evidence of an immigrant convicted of a crime. For USCIS consular officers and immigration judgesContinue reading “Crimes that can get an Immigrant Deported”

Removal Procedure for Overstaying Your Temporary U.S. Visa

USCIS admits countless immigrants each year by giving out temporary U.S. visas. If you are a student or overseas business investor, chances are you were admitted through a temporary U.S. visa. Many law-abiding citizens will leave when their visa expiration arrives or attempt to adjust their conditional living status. Well, what happens to those whoContinue reading “Removal Procedure for Overstaying Your Temporary U.S. Visa”

What Happens When You Abandon Your Green Card?

When people become a lawful permanent resident (LPR) or green card holder, these residents will maintain their current status unless they apply for naturalization or they lose/abandon the status. For individuals found guilty of intentionally abandoning their green card status, USCIS warns that the green card status may be taken away. There are several factorsContinue reading “What Happens When You Abandon Your Green Card?”

USCIS Removal Proceedings for Crimes Involving Immigrants

Everyone who comes to the United States with a temporary visa or green card is expected to respect United States laws. When immigrants break certain laws and commit crimes, some violations are punishable by deportation. One of the common reasons why USCIS places some individuals in “removal proceedings” is because of crime. Not all crimesContinue reading “USCIS Removal Proceedings for Crimes Involving Immigrants”

How the US Government Revokes the Citizenship of White-Collar Criminals and Terrorists

Considering the millions of people that cross the United States border each year, the USCIS does a great job admitting many deserving and hard-working families looking to start anew. The immigration process is structured and designed in a special way that safely admits new citizens each year. However, no system is perfect and each yearContinue reading “How the US Government Revokes the Citizenship of White-Collar Criminals and Terrorists”

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Ramona Kennedy (Attorney) received her Jurisprudence Doctorate(Doctorate in law) in America. Ramona Kennedy is a licensed Attorney in California (USA) and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Ms. Kennedy's areas of practice are US Immigration law, US federal Laws and California State Laws. This is an immigration law blog. It is not intended to be used as legal advise. For further information please contact the law offices of Attorney Ramona Kennedy.