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Joint Sponsorship: How It Works and Requirements

There are many factors to consider regarding family-based immigration, especially financial resources. The United States government wants to ensure that an immigrant will not become a public charge. For that reason, when a permanent resident or U.S. citizen sponsors a family member or spouse, they need to show proof that they will financially support the …

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Find Out Which Family Members Can Sponsor You

U.S. citizens can receive many benefits from the U.S. government, including bringing their foreign-born relatives to the States. The USCIS issues many family-sponsored green cards each year. However, not every relative can immigrate to the U.S. You will need to follow specific requirements and restrictions. Here are a couple of things to know about which …

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How To Write A VAWA Emotional Abuse Letter

If you’re filing for US residency under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) due to emotional abuse, you probably have many questions. In addition to filing a self-petition, you must submit evidence demonstrating that you meet VAWA’s eligibility requirements.  The self-petition is a crucial aspect of approval; in it, you must describe your relationship with …

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VAWA Cancellation Of Removal: What You Need To Know

No one should endure physical or emotional abuse. However, many men, women, and children go through these cruelties without protest, fearing the consequences of speaking out. People going through the immigration process are especially vulnerable — abusive sponsors can use the process in an attempt to keep them silent. However, the Violence Against Women Act …

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VAWA Denied After Prima Facie: What Happens Next?

Receiving a prima facie determination means that the USCIS received your VAWA application and you provided sufficient evidence to show you qualify— it doesn’t mean that your petition has been approved or denied. So what happens if your VAWA application gets denied after prima facie? Why did the USCIS deny your petition? What happens next? …

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