Here's the transcript to our latest video on Youtube. Many people are under the misimpression that despite a removal or deportation order, it is quite easy to fix one's status if married to a US Citizen. The reality, of course, is that these types of matters are much more complicated. Like everything in the law, everything is case and circumstance specific. Is the person still here in the US? Has the person already left the US? In the latter, a departure under an order will usually execute a ten year bar: in order for the individual to return to the US, even with an approved petition, he or she must usually request special permission on Form I-212 to return to the US before the expiration of the ten years. If the person has stayed in the US in violation of the order, things can get dicey: if ICE were to apprehend the person--who is, in essence, a fugitive--the government would normally just take steps to execute the order. On the other hand, depending on the circumstances, ie., an approved I-130 filed by an Immediate Relative, there may be an opportunity to reopen the court case, rescind the order, and possibly apply for relief.
Check out our latest video on Youtube on the concept of Good Moral Character ("GMC"). Some people are often surprised to learn that GMC does not only mean not having an arrest record. GMC is a very broad, expansive term that can change depending on the context. Here's the transcript:
Check our latest Youtube video on Removal Proceedings. Here's the transcript.
Here's the transcript to our latest video on Youtube about what it means when an immigration officer tells you that your citizenship case is "pending review" even though you may have already passed the test.
Transcript of our latest video on Youtube.