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Title: U.S. Immigration 101


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U.S. Immigration in 30 Minutes
  • Carl Shusterman
  • July 11, 2012

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Ways to Immigrate to the U.S.
  • Relatives
  • Employment
  • Investment
  • Lottery
  • Asylum

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How to Immigrate to the U.S.
  • Adjustment of Status
  • 245i
  • Immigrant Visas Abroad
  • Waivers
  • Proposed Legislation

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Immediate Relatives
  • Spouses, Parents Children of United States
    Citizens
  • No Quotas

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Other Relatives
  • Annual Quota - 226,000
  • Per-Country Quota - 7
  • Adult Sons Daughters of USCs
  • Brothers and Sisters of USCs
  • Spouses and Unmarried Sons and Daughters of LPRs

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Visa Bulletin
  • Family Categories - August 2012

Categories Worldwide China (PRC) Mexico Philippines
1st 8-01-05 8-01-05 6-08-93 3-01-94
2A 3-15-10 3-15-10 3-01-10 3-15-10
2B 6-22-04 6-22-04 8-22-92 1-01-02
3RD 5-01-02 5-01-02 1-22-93 7-22-92
4TH 2-15-01 1-08-01 6-08-96 2-01-89
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Green Card Lottery
  • Annual Quota -50,000
  • Barred Countries WH Brazil, Canada, Colombia,
    Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador,
    Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru
  • Western Hemisphere - 100 Winners

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Asylum
  • Political Opinion
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Race
  • Social Group

Well-Founded Fear of Persecution
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U.S. Citizenship
Naturalization Requirements
  • Permanent Resident
  • Physical Presence in the U.S.
  • Oath of Allegiance
  • Good Moral Character
  • History/ Test
  • English Test

Through Birth in the U.S
Acquired Citizenship Through Parents
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Deportation Defense
Relief from Deportation
  • Adjustment of Status
  • Cancellation of Removal for LPRs
  • Cancellation of Removal for non LPRs
  • Waivers - 212c, 212h, 212i, etc...
  • Asylum
  • Voluntary Departure

Prosecutorial Discretion
Appeals to BIA and Federal Courts
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Deferred Action for DREAMers
  • The individual must have come to the U.S. under
    the age of 16
  • He/she must have continually resided in the U.S.
    for at least five years preceding the date of the
    memo (6-15-12) and present in the U.S. on the
    date of the memo
  • She/he must currently be in school, have
    graduated from high school, obtained a general
    education (GED) certificate, or be an honorably
    discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed
    Forces of the U.S.
  • The individual cannot have been convicted of a
    felony offense, significant misdemeanor offense,
    multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose
    a threat to national security or public safety
    and
  • The individual must be under the age of 31 on
    June 15, 2012.

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Requirements for Employers
  • I-9 Form Identity and Employment Authorization
  • E-Verify
  • Avoid Document Abuse
  • Anti-Discrimination

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Stay Informed
Subscribe for Free to Our Monthly E-Mail
Newsletter for the Latest News and Developments
in Immigration Websites www.shusterman.com
www.Inmigracion-Abogado.com
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