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May 2015 Archives

Is There an Immigrant Visa or Green Card for Disabled People?

bigstock-Paralyzed-man-using-his-wheelc-64910623.jpgOne of the most common questions that people have is whether immigration provides special immigrant visas for people are physically or mentally disabled or handicapped. Many immigrants often find themselves in a predicament where they are finally eligible to immigrate to the United States but without their disabled child, who would be left alone. For example, if a United States Citizen files for his or her mother, that I-130 petition only pertains to the mother. It does not, contrary to popular belief, include the other parent or siblings. In order for a US Citizen to bring his/her brother or sister over, he or she must file separately for that sibling, which can take 10 or more years. The parent, as well as the US Citizen, are often shocked to learn that the sibling is not automatically included. It becomes even more heartbreaking when the "left behind" individual is disabled, and there is no one staying back to care for him or her.

212h Criminal Waiver | Not All Permanent Residents Barred From Applying

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recently issued an important precedential decision in Matter of J-H-J, 26 I & N Dec. 563 (BIA 2015) that affects individuals who may need to file criminal waivers in order to stay in the United States. This is a notable decision bigstock-Courtroom-Trial-70035736.jpgbecause the Board has retreated from its former position and withdrawn from two previous decisions regarding the same issue.

Watch What You Say In An Immigration Interview | Admission of Crimes

bigstock-Businessman-Taking-Oath-22848518.jpgFor individuals applying to become permanent residents of the United States, a clean criminal history is often a must. People who have been convicted of certain types of crimes may potentially be disqualified from getting their green cards if they have been convicted of crimes involving moral turpitude or aggravated felonies. What may not be so well known is that a conviction is not necessary under all circumstances in order for an immigration officer or official to deem an applicant (or even a lawful permanent resident) as "inadmissible." According to the Immigration and Nationality Act, an admission of a crime involving moral turpitude may also constitute a ground of inadmissibility.

Juvenile Delinquency Court and Immigration Consequences

bigstock-Policeman-Handcuffing-Teenager-22787240.jpgUnder our immigration laws, an alien who has been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude may not only be deportable but also ineligible to apply for a green card, re-enter the country, or become a naturalized citizen. Fortunately, the law recognizes that individuals should not always suffer the grave immigration consequences of a minor violation, and carves out two limited exceptions for crimes involving moral turpitude. The first one pertains to a single offense and is often referred to as the "petty offense exception." The second, which is not as well known, but of tremendous help to individuals who may have committed a criminal offense as a minor is termed the "Youthful Offender Exception."

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

    • The National Advocates | Top 100 Lawyers
    • Rated by Super Lawyers | Angie Garasia | 5 Years
    • Avvo Rating 10.0 | Superb
    • Client Distinction Award martindale.com | 2016 Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award
    • New Jersey State Bar Association | Paris Lee Chair - Immigration Section 2015-2016
    • Nationally Recognized | Newsweek Nationwide Showcase | Top Attorneys 2013
    • New Jersey Chapter | American Immigration Lawyers Association | Angie Garasia | Chapter Chair 2015-2016
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