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Family Based Immigrant Visas: How Does it Work?

Man and woman with a child need a help of getting family based immigrant visasThe Migration Policy Institute says that in 2013, 41.3 million immigrants were living in the U.S. – an all­time high. In fact, the U.S. is at the top of the list of countries in which migrants seek to gain entry. However, the visa process that allows immigrants to live here legally is quite complex, which means getting through the process requires an attorney with extensive knowledge of immigration law.

To get an understanding of how the family based immigrant visa process begins, first look at the different types of visas that are granted. The U.S. immigration law allows for two groups of family based immigrant visa categories, one of which is for immediate relatives and the other is family preference.

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What’s Next for DACA and the DREAM Act?

Immigration Law Book with legislation and judicial regulation processAn executive order that provides relief for eligible illegal immigrants could expire when President Barack Obama leaves office in 2016. As of right now, nobody can guess who will take over the Oval Office or if they’ll support Obama’s stance on the issue, so what should immigrants do in preparation?

A little background is in order: President Obama said in June 2012 of hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants that they are “Americans in their heart, in their minds, in ever single way but one: on paper.” Unfortunately, some of these immigrants arrive as children, go to school and graduate from high school, only to be deported. It’s worth noting, however, that under the Obama administration, more immigrants have been deported per month than were deported per month under the Bush administration.

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