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A family of immigrants in a sanctuary state.

Is California a Sanctuary State?

While there is no exact definition of a sanctuary state or a sanctuary city, it has generally come to mean that a place has enacted laws aimed to help and …

  • Posted on: Dec 20 2019
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A man and woman researching the DACA program.

What Is DACA?

President Obama launched the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in June 2012. Under DACA, young, undocumented immigrants are granted deportation protection as well as a work permit. While …

  • Posted on: Dec 13 2019
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Couple looking over an I-601A Provisional Waiver with attorney.

What is an I-601A Provisional Waiver?

The I-601A provisional waiver allows certain immigrant visa applicants with relatives who are U.S. citizens or lawful residents to apply for a provisional waiver of the unlawful presence grounds of …

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2019
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Talamantes Immigration Law Firm gives an overview of employment-based visas, including the EB-3.

Employment-Based Visas

If you are looking to come to the U.S. for work, you have several visa options. Employment-based visas allow a person to come to the U.S. for job purposes. The …

  • Posted on: Nov 8 2019
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Talamantes Immigration Law Firm discusses what you should expect at a removal hearing.

What Happens at a Removal Hearing?

Sometimes referred to as “deportation,” removal is the U.S. government process of determining whether a non-U.S. citizen must be removed from the country. It is a complicated process and one …

  • Posted on: Oct 21 2019
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Girl on a B-1 Business Visitor visa with group of people.

What Is a B-1 Business Visitor?

You may need to come to the U.S. for a fairly short amount of time for business purposes. You might be looking to attend a meeting or conference. Perhaps you …

  • Posted on: Oct 14 2019
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Talamantes Immigration Law Firm discusses the process of re-entering the United States after deportation.

Re-Entering the U.S. After Deportation

A person who has been deported, or “removed,” from the U.S. is subject to certain legal restrictions when it comes to re-entering the country. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) …

  • Posted on: Sep 9 2019
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Talamantes Immigration Law Firm discusses a new rule regarding immigrants seeking asylum.

New Rule Regarding Seeking Asylum

Those who enter the United States and are afraid of returning to their home country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution are eligible to seek asylum. Those …

  • Posted on: Aug 16 2019
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Talamantes Immigration Law Firm discusses the e-verify process.

What is E-Verify?

E-Verify, a system authorized in 1996 by the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, has recently come under more attention as the government encourages to make use of such …

  • Posted on: Aug 12 2019
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