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How to Prepare for an Initial Consultation with an Immigration Lawyer

By Joshua Goldstein / November 20, 2022

Are you considering hiring an immigration lawyer to help you resolve a legal matter? If so, it is crucial that you are able to find the right legal professional for your specific case. One of the best things you can do is set up a confidential consultation with an experienced immigration attorney. During your initial…

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How to Navigate Successfully From F-1 to OPT to Green Card

By Joshua Goldstein / February 27, 2020

Life after an F-1 visa often sparks curiosity about what comes next. If you’re an international student gearing up for OPT, already in the zone, or witnessing its conclusion, you’re likely pondering, “What’s next?”  Many wonder how to transition from an F-1 student visa (or OPT) to something more lasting, like a work visa or…

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Withholding of Removal: Explained

By Joshua Goldstein / October 25, 2019

An immigrant who faces a credible fear of persecution in their country of origin may be eligible to obtain asylum protection in the United States. Although asylum is the most well known immigration options for people who face imminent danger in their native country, it is not the only option that is currently available under…

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What to Do If You Received a Notice to Appear (NTA) Without a Date, Time, or Location

By Joshua Goldstein / July 26, 2019

A Notice to Appear (NTA) is an official document that states that the United States government is initiating removal proceedings against an immigrant. If you received one, you will be instructed to appear in immigration court. However, shockingly, ICE has not always told people the date and time of their court date within their NTA.…

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Green Card Holders Denied US Citizenship for Marijuana Jobs

By Joshua Goldstein / April 11, 2019

Marijuana laws are in a state of flux. According to information from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), recreational marijuana is legal, in some form, in approximately a dozen U.S. states, including in California. However, marijuana remains strictly illegal under federal law. While the cannabis industry is growing rapidly, the federal prohibition on marijuana…

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Catch & Release: What Does it Mean?

By Joshua Goldstein / March 23, 2017

‘Catch and release’ is the colloquial (slang) name of a long-time U.S. immigration enforcement protocol. Essentially, the policy simply allows those who have been accused of immigration violations to be released in the interim period while they are waiting to go before an immigration judge. Politically, catch and release has become an extremely controversial issue.…

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Common Jobs Held By Immigrants in the United States

By Joshua Goldstein / September 28, 2016

Recently, Voice of America (VOA) produced a series of maps and charts that showed the wide variety of jobs that are commonly held by immigrants throughout the country. VOA put together this information using a study conducted by the Minnesota Population Center. One particularly interesting map displays the most common job held by immigrants in…

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10 Must See Movies About Immigrants and Immigration

By Joshua Goldstein / August 17, 2016

Immigration is an undeniably important part of the American experience. Therefore, it is no surprise that the immigrant experience has also played a major role on the big screen. While there are far too many excellent movies about immigration to include them all, the following is a list of ten must see movies about immigrants…

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