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asylum process in the united statesAs an immigration attorney in San Diego, California, I received many calls and inquiries related to family, friends and loved ones who are detained at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Many of them are seeking refuge in the United States to escape persecution from their governments, extortion from gangs and other criminal organizations, domestic violence from their partners, and/or any other form of tortured in their home country.

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green card for undocumented parents from within the U.S.

As an immigration attorney in San Diego, CA, I received a number of inquiries from US citizen children who would like to know how to legalize their undocumented parents. The simple answer is it depends. Immigration attorney Narciso Delgado-Cruz explains the circumstances in which a U.S. citizen child can give their undocumented parent, living in the U.S., a green card. This article furthermore provides you with more detailed information on the topic.

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u visa process

Being the victim of a crime is devastating and nothing should stand in your way to help law enforcement to bring the person responsible to justice. For this reason, Congress enacted legislation to help immigrants who were the victims of certain qualifying crimes. A U visa allows immigrant victims of crimes to legally live and work in the U.S. for up to four years. Furthermore, after living in the U.S. on a U visa for three years, it is possible to apply for a green card.

The following information will help you to understand the U visa application process for victims of a crime. To find out which requirements you need to meet to be eligible for a U visa, click here. If you want to know more about U visa applications, call Mr. Cruz today at (619) 717-2233 for a free consultation.

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corte de inmigracion san diegoWhat is immigration court in San Diego like?

Immigration court is a specialized tribunal that adjudicates removal or deportation cases. These proceedings are civil in nature and can either take place within a major city where immigration judges hear cases for non-detained immigrants or within an immigration detention center.

There are three parties present in immigration court: the immigration judge, the attorney for the Department of Homeland Security, and the immigrant. The immigration judge represented the Executive Office of Immigration Review which is under the Department of Justice. The attorney for the Department of Homeland Security, sometimes called the trial attorney, is used by the party bringing forth the complaint to remove or deport the immigrant. The immigrant, who is referred to as the ‘respondent, is the party defending against removal or against the taking away of an immigration benefit.
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Clearing a San Diego County Arrest Warrant or Bench WarrantJail Felony Attorney San Diego

You’ve been issued an arrest warrant, what should you do next? At The Cruz Law Office, we can assist you in clearing your arrest warrant before you are arrested and put in jail. The worst thing you can do is ignore the arrest warrant and risk losing your freedom. If there is an arrest warrant against you, any law enforcement contact will result in your immediate detention. The longer you wait to clear your arrest warrant, the greater the risk that the court will impose serious consequences against you.

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Dream Act Lawyer in San DiegoWhat is the Dream Act?

On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama signed a memo calling for deferred action for undocumented individuals who came to the United States as children, who meet several guidelines, and have pursued education or military service. The law is commonly referred to as “The Dream Act,” and those who qualify or apply are referred to as “Dreamers.”
Deferred Action status allows an individual to apply for a work permit (employment authorization) for a two-year period. Deferred Action does not provide lawful status.

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u visa process immigrant victims of crimeBeing the victim of a crime is devastating and nothing should stand in your way to help law enforcement to bring the person responsible to justice. For this reason, Congress enacted legislation to help immigrants who were the victims of certain qualifying crimes. A U visa allows immigrant victims of crimes to legally live and work in the U.S. for up to four years. Furthermore, after living in the U.S. on a U visa for three years, it is possible to apply for a green card.

The following information will help you to understand if you may be eligible for a U visa because you have been the victim of a crime. If you would like to learn more about the U visa application process, click here. If you want to know more about U visa applications, call Mr. Cruz today at (619) 717-2233 for a free consultation.

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