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USCIS: I-797C Explained

What is an I-797C Receipt? Anytime you file applications with USCIS they will send you what’s called an I-797C receipt. This is a confirmation that USCIS received your application and it is currently being processed . I-797C  receipt is called that because on the upper right hand corner it says I-797C. No matter what application … Continue reading “USCIS: I-797C Explained”

Immigration Law Houston

Travel Considerations for Immigrants

Travel considerations for immigrants If you are here on an immigrant visa or green card, there are a few things you should consider before traveling out of the United States. If you plan on entering the USA again you will be inspected by Department of Homeland Security upon your entrance. They will check if you … Continue reading “Travel Considerations for Immigrants”

Green Card Process

Adjustment of Status or Consular Processing? Whats a boy to do?

Obtaining Legal Permanent Residence for your Spouse aka Green Card Everyone knows that being married to a United Citizen can carry with it immigration benefits. What benefits exactly though? When an immigrant marries a citizen, they are now eligible to become a green card holder aka legal permanent resident. There are two ways to apply … Continue reading “Adjustment of Status or Consular Processing? Whats a boy to do?”

Crime Involving Moral Turpitude

What the heck is a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude (CIMT)? If you practice Immigration law you probably run into the issue of CIMT aka crimes involving moral turpitude. But what is a crime involving moral turpitude? Who decides and how does it affect immigration? All these are good questions that your immigration lawyer should tell … Continue reading “Crime Involving Moral Turpitude”

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Difference between THC and CBD in Marijuana

“Wax, Oil and Buds… Oh my!” Difference between THC and CBD in Marijuana It is no surprise that marijuana laws are starting to relax in the United States. As of today 8 states allow legal recreational use with another 22 states who allow marijuana in some sense. Since marijuana is turning into a booming industry, … Continue reading “Difference between THC and CBD in Marijuana”

What happens during a criminal case?

Criminal Case Process Ever wondered what happens in a criminal case after someone gets arrested? We decided to explain to you the steps and the outcomes of a criminal case. If you have any questions please feel free to ask or just check out the following info-graph.  

What is 12.44a and 12.44b?

12.44a vs 12.44b The Texas Criminal Penal Code is full of statutes and procedures to navigate the criminal justice system. Knowing these rules can greatly increase the support and help you can give your client. Today I will explain the difference between an important section of the law to know, 12.44a and 12.44b. These two … Continue reading “What is 12.44a and 12.44b?”

DACA

Termination of DACA

DACA Memo – September 4, 2017 Earlier this month, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, terminated an executive order known as the Dream Act. The Dream Act (aka DACA) was created by the Obama Administration back in June 15, 2012. DACA protected people from deportation who were brought here illegally as children. A … Continue reading “Termination of DACA”

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ICE Hold under the Trump Administration

I recently wrote explaining how an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Hold affects undocumented people who are in criminal proceedings. It is a simple concept, if an undocumented (politically correct way of saying illegal) person is booked into jail for a crime, ICE can place a hold on that person. A hold is a detainer … Continue reading “ICE Hold under the Trump Administration”

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Outcomes of a Criminal Case

Outcomes of a Criminal Case A criminal case begins with a person being arrested and a charge filed against them by the State. Where your case can end depends on a lot of different factors which can lead to different outcomes. In Texas, there are various court outcomes that can have an impact on your … Continue reading “Outcomes of a Criminal Case”

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