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Investors can seek adjustment of status

Many Florida immigrants are entrepreneurs or investors. Studies show immigrants play key roles in U.S. business success. In fact, if a person plans to create new jobs by investing capital in a U.S. business, he or she may qualify for a certain application for an adjustment of status, thereby obtaining a visa that allows conditional permanent residency. There are two main categories of this type of visa, which is known as an EB-5 visa.

Adjustment of status rules have changed again

In Florida and elsewhere across the country, staying updated on U.S. immigration laws and policies can be challenging and stressful. It seems such laws are always being changed. Immigrants who are planning to seek an adjustment of status will want to review recent policy changes that may affect their ability to do so.

Adjustment of status not needed to drive in another state

Immigrants in Florida and across the country may be interested to learn that another state has enacted new policies that may affect those living there under an undocumented status. In the state in question, it is now legal for immigrants to apply for a driver's license, even if they have not been granted an adjustment of status, meaning, their paperwork is not in good standing. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are reportedly not happy about the recent developments, stating that they believe it is placing public safety at risk and undermining the efforts of the U.S. government regarding immigration law.

Advocates say man's adjustment of status is going well

Like many Florida immigrants, a man in another state has spent an extensive amount of time in a detention facility. He is one of tens of thousands of immigrants who come to the United States seeking adjustment of status after fleeing countries of origin where their lives were in grave danger. There is a specific process for seeking asylum; it is not uncommon for legal complications to arise when someone crosses a U.S. border without paperwork in order.

Adjustment of status: Good news about green cards

Many immigrants in Florida and elsewhere arrive in the United States with an ultimate goal of becoming a permanent resident. Seeking an adjustment of status can be challenging, especially if an obstacle arises that a person does not feel equipped to handle alone. With regard to those who apply for marriage-based green cards, things may be getting a bit easier.

Don't let adjustment of status problems ruin your holidays

In Florida and across the country, tens of thousands of people are gearing up for the 2019 holiday season. Many households include members who are immigrants. Sadly, some of them are currently facing adjustment of status problems that may be threatening to put a damper on their holiday joy.

Many veterans are facing adjustment of status issues

Florida residents and many others throughout the country are taking time this week to celebrate and honor the nation's military on Veterans' Day. Many men and women who serve in the U.S. military are immigrants or children of immigrants. In fact, many service members are non-citizens, and some of them are currently facing adjustment of status problems.

Man facing removal is hoping for adjustment of status

In Florida and many other states, there are currently hundreds, if not thousands of immigrants living in detention centers due to various circumstances. Some have requested an adjustment of status by seeking asylum. Others were arrested for suspected crimes, then transferred into the custody of immigration law officers. One man is at risk for removal, but his attorney is working tirelessly to file an appeal on his behalf.

Planning to seek adjustment of status? Read this first.

If U.S. immigration laws were simple and leaving a country of origin to come and live in Florida were easy, it would be possible to make a phone call or submit a petition, then follow through to accomplish one's goals. Pursuing an adjustment of status can be a complicated, lengthy process. In addition to the petition, there are numerous other issues to be aware of.

Keep this in mind to avoid adjustment of status problems

Moving to Florida as an immigrant can be an exciting yet stressful experience. Any number of issues can arise to cause obstacles in the adjustment of status process. There are several ideas to keep in mind that may help keep stress to a minimum and avoid serious legal problems.

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