Thank You, Michelle!

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  It is with mixed emotions that we announce our Paralegal, Michelle, will be leaving our firm, with her last day being May 31st, 2024. She has been an essential part of our team for three years, joining us right after graduating from the University of Michigan. As she prepares to pursue her law degree,…

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Another VAWA Approval for a Client!

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We are thrilled to share news of another VAWA approval! The VAWA process has been crucial in helping clients who are currently married to or recently divorced from an emotionally abusive spouse apply for a green card on their own, without the help of their spouse.     Once the VAWA petition is approved, our…

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Vaccination Requirements for Green Card Applicants

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Green card applicants must provide evidence of certain vaccinations in order to be approved for permanent residency.   Updated Vaccine List: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) now requires all applicants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, in addition to the standard vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, polio, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and varicella. Documentation and Proof:…

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Importance of an Immigration Attorney in Your VAWA Case

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VAWA provides a pathway to safety and independence, allowing survivors to seek legal status independently of their abusers. Many clients apply for VAWA and a green card, allowing them to receive work authorization in approximately 7 months from the date of applying and travel authorization to leave and return to the U.S.  However, navigating VAWA…

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Welcome our 2 Newest U.S. Citizens

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  We are delighted to share that two of our clients have successfully obtained their United States citizenship through the naturalization process!      The naturalization process can be cumbersome and involves a lengthy interview with questions regarding American civics and history. Our team is honored to have guided these individuals through every step of…

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Understanding VAWA Timelines and Process

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    For victims of abuse seeking protection and stability in the United States, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) offers a crucial pathway through self-petitioning. However, it’s essential to understand the intricacies of this process, including timelines and steps involved. At our immigration firm, we’re dedicated to providing guidance and support to individuals navigating…

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Will I Get Deported if My VAWA Case Got Denied?

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    Facing a denied Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) case can be a daunting prospect for survivors of domestic violence, raising concerns about potential deportation and the future of their immigration status. At our immigration firm, we understand the gravity of this situation and aim to provide clarity and guidance to our clients navigating…

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USCIS Extends Automatic Extension Period for EADs to 540 Days

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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) effective April 8, 2024, increasing the automatic extension period for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) to up to 540 days. This extension aims to provide work authorization to those facing delays in EAD renewal adjudications.   The temporary final rule applies…

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Agarwal Law Group

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