Author: Frances Valdez

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FValdezLaw PC would like to thank our clients for allowing us to be of service to you for the past 12 years. It has been an immense honor. We appreciate the trust you have shown in allowing us to provide for your immigration needs. Attorney Frances E. Valdez has chosen to move on to pursue […]

E-2 Visa

One of the most widely-used methods to obtain legal entry in the United States is through an employment-based visa petition. This category of visas offers temporary and permanent options based upon requirements of the specific employment types. FValdezLaw has compiled this Prezi to provide general information regarding the E-2 Employment Visa. This includes requirements workers […]

Undocumented Immigrants: Taxes

Claims that the undocumented community slides by without paying taxes couldn’t be further than the truth. All immigrants, undocumented and those with status must pay taxes the same way citizens do. However, unlike citizens and residents, unauthorized workers do not qualify for the earned income tax credit, social security and other tax-related benefits. Even though they are unable to […]

I-601A Waiver

FValdezLaw has compiled this Prezi to provide general information regarding the Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver (I-601A). This includes a breakdown of the evidence immigrants and qualifying relatives should gather when applying for the I-601A. FValdezLaw previously published a deck that includes a breakdown of topics upon which immigrants and qualifying relatives should touch when scripting […]


SB4 will be implemented starting September 1, 2017. Many law enforcement officers have said that they do not support SB4. SB4 will reduce trust between law enforcement and the community. SB4 relies on the inequity and racial profiling that already exists in our criminal justice system. Only true criminal justice reform will alleviate the underlying […]

Is It Time To File An I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residency?

What is the I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residency? The I-751 petition is used by a conditional resident who obtained status through marriage, to request that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) remove the conditions on his or her residence. What is conditional residency? For marriage-based beneficiaries, the length of initial Legal Permanent Residency (LPR) […]

Categories and Questions for Extreme Hardship

Categories and Questions for Extreme Hardship Applicants wanting to become lawful permanent residents who need to request a provisional waiver of the unlawful presence grounds of inadmissibility may be able to use form I-601A, the Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver. FValdezLaw has compiled this deck to provide guidance for writing a declaration as part […]