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9th Circuit appears ready to define relationships for travel ban

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has just been hearing oral arguments regarding the scope and applicability of President Trump's ban on travel to the U.S. from six predominantly Muslim nations. In July, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the ban could not be applied to anyone with "a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."

How do I get a visitor visa?


The process of entering the United States can be complicated which may lead to many questions and concerns about the process. In general, to enter the United States as a citizen of a foreign country, the noncitizen must either obtain a nonimmigrant visa for a temporary stay in the U.S. or an immigrant visa if the noncitizen is seeking permanent residence in the United States.

Can I bring my fiancé(e) to the U.S. with a green card?


It is not unusual for U.S. citizens who reside in San Diego to meet someone from another country, get engaged and decide that they want to live together in the U.S. However, there are frequently questions about how to get a visa for a fiancé(e), especially in today's difficult and fluid political climate. There are certain requirements to bright a fiancé or fiancée into the U.S. legally and it is imperative to adhere to them.

How can naturalization be expedited for military spouses?


San Diego is a city with a heavy military population and many people who are deployed or stationed overseas for a time. In many instances, people who are deployed overseas will decide to marry a foreign national. A concern for these military members is the ability to get naturalization for their spouse in an expedited manner. Understanding the criteria for this to take place is key.

Children pushing immigration trends higher

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported recently on a pair of parallel immigration trends on the rise. As more and more immigrant children are arrested at the U.S. border, the number of minors granted legal immigration status under the Special Immigrant Juvenile program is also climbing.

Get help with your deportation defense

Numerous immigrants residing in California are facing deportation. These individuals are granted the ability to fight removal from the country through court proceedings. However, many may not realize that they are entitled to have legal counsel present to offer a deportation defense. If you are facing deportation, you do not need to go through this alone. Help is available to you.

California immigration: How detention is hurting families

Sadly, it is pretty common practice to place California immigrants in detention centers while they await deportation hearings and/or decisions. To immigration authorities this is often deemed as necessary. Unfortunately, this practice isolates detainees from their families. It also leaves these individuals feeling that they have no right to seek legal assistance -- which is not the case.

Removal of conditional residence status based on marriage

When granted residency status in the United States, one's status may be considered permanent or conditional. One's initial residency is generally considered conditional until all requirements for permanent residency have been met. It is possible, though, for immigrants in California and elsewhere to get a removal of conditional residence status. One way to do this is through marriage.

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