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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 […]

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 […]

USCIS reaches cap for 2018 H-1B Visas

USCIS reaches cap for 2018 H-1B Visas On April 7, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that they reached the congressionally mandated 65,000 cap for H-1B Visas for the fiscal year 2018. In addition, USCIS has received “a sufficient number of H-1B petitions” to meet the 20,000 Visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, […]

Ending 287(g) for a safer immigrant community

In 2008, Adrian Garcia became the first Hispanic sheriff in the history of Harris County, Texas.  As sheriff, Garcia proceeded to preside over one of the largest 287(g) programs in the United States.  In June 2016, former Sheriff Ron Hickman renewed Harris County’s participation in 287(g).  After more than a year of organizing, having direct […]