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Man deported instead of receiving adjustment of status

Many Florida immigrants have been living in the United States under a temporary protection legal status. When the program that provides the status was effectively ended by the current presidential administration, thousands of immigrants in this state and throughout the nation began to worry whether adjustment of status would be possible or if they would get deported. One man, whose protected status was supposed to last until 2019, was recently detained by immigration officials.

Determining whether adjustment of status may be possible

Many Florida immigrants want to become permanent residents of the United States, but think they must first go abroad, then apply for re-entry. That process is known as consular processing, and it is not always necessary. Those currently residing in the United States who wish to seek an adjustment of status can confer with an immigration law attorney to explore all possible options given a particular situation. 

Is giving adjustment of status advice a crime in Florida?

What if two Florida neighbors are having a conversation over their backyard fence and one mentions that he and his family have been living in the United States illegally for more than 10 years. What if the man further discusses the situation with his neighbor by asking for advice regarding whether he should seek an adjustment of status or remain living under the radar. If the neighbor weighs in on the topic and advises the man and his family to continue living as they have been, is the neighbor guilty of a crime?

Will adjustment of status program soon come to an end?

Many undocumented Florida immigrants are waiting on pins and needles for word as to whether the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be discarded. It helps anyone eligible to secure an adjustment of status to avoid deportation and obtain permission to live and work in the United States. Once approved, the protected status is typically good for two years, at which time renewal must be sought.

Basic information regarding adjustment of status in the U.S.

Florida, like just about every other state in the nation, is home to tens of thousands of immigrants. Many face significant challenges in their everyday lives, based on their immigration backgrounds. Some desire an adjustment of status (which may make their living situations less stressful) but aren't sure how to begin the process.

Adjustment of Status: What is a request for evidence?

When an immigrant wishes to reside and/or work in Florida, there are often very complex processes that must be navigated. With regard to an adjustment of status, complications may arise to cause delays on (or, even dismiss) an application. For instance, a Request for Evidence (RFE) can really slow things down.

Are medical exams required for adjustment of status?

Whether you wish to become a permanent resident in order to spend time with your loved ones or move forward in a successful career, you may want to adjust your status for various reasons. Furthermore, you may have a number of questions regarding green cards and other aspects of immigration law. If you live in Miami-Dade, or another section of Florida, it is vital to find the correct answers to any of your questions and carefully move forward.

How do I adjust my status?

If you are a parolee or nonimmigrant currently living in the U.S. and want to become a green card holder, it is essential to familiarize yourself with the adjustment of status process and make sure you meet the requirements. If you successfully apply for an adjustment of status, you may not need to return to your native country to finish processing your visa and obtain permanent residency. If you live in Miami-Dade, or another Florida city, you should know which steps need to be taken in order to adjust your status.

Do I need to apply for a change to my nonimmigrant status?

While you came to Miami, Florida, from another country with documentation that limits your activities in the United States, you are not necessarily restricted from changing course and doing something else. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services explains that in some cases, you do not need to worry about new documentation. On the other hand, some changes, such as adjustment of status, require you to fill out separate paperwork.

What you should know about the K-1 visa

It may be emotionally difficult for you to live in Florida as a U.S. citizen when the person you love is a citizen of another country and is living abroad. U.S. immigration law may provide a solution for you through a K-1 nonimmigrant visa. We at Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A., have frequently answered the questions of those who are interested in exploring their eligibility for this option.

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