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Immigration

The U visa is a special visa for crime victims and their family members. Here's what you need to know.

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Immigration

Not preparing for an I-9 audit can result in large fines and loss of government contracts. Call us if you need help...

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Visas

If you’re reading this, you probably have an ITIN and are about to get a Social Security Number. An Individual Taxpayer...

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Immigration

Who can apply for a T visa? What are the T visa requirements? Here are the facts from an Oklahoma immigration attorney.

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Immigration

A U visa is a special humanitarian visa for victims of certain crimes. Here are the U visa requirements.

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Immigration

What is a T visa? Do you qualify for it? Here is everything you need to know about the T visa from an Oklahoma...

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News

We recently found out that as of October 3, the fees for certain applications (including residence and citizenship)...

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DACA

Today the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program alive, despite the Trump...

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Immigration Attorney

Did you know you can apply for a spousal permanent resident even if you’re divorcing (or have already divorced) a...

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Video Blog

If you had a good credit score we can help you get it recognized and transferred to your valid Social Security.

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DACA

If your DACA is up for renewal any time in 2020, Michael Brooks Jimenez recommends you go ahead and apply for renewal...

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Worker's Comp

Did you know that you can file a workers’ compensation case for an injury that occurred slowly over a long period of...

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Personal Injury

If you’ve never hired a personal injury attorney before, you may have questions about how it works: cost, timing, and...

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Personal Injury

At any moment, an unexpected situation could trigger a need for a personal injury attorney - things like a vicious dog...

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Immigration

“I am an undocumented immigrant. Can I apply for a permanent residence through marriage to a U.S. citizen?” Absolutely,...

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Immigration

Because only so many people can be granted visas each year, many undocumented but legally applying residents end up...

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DACA

The Administration just announced it will end DACA, but it will NOT immediately revoke permits. Here are 5 important...

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Undocumented

DHS Secretary Kelly told members that the Obama-era program, which shields immigrants brought to the United States as...

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Immigration

"Can I file a pardon for my wife? Can I open my own pizza shop with DACA? Do I qualify for a U Visa?" Natalia...

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Immigration

"I've been here for 14 years, I have no criminal record, and I have 3 kids. How can I adjust my legal status?"...

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DACA

If you were previsouly in removal proceedings, chances are you may be receiving letter asking for you to go back to...

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DACA

“There has been no final determination made about the DACA program, which the president has stressed needs to be...

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DACA

Attorney Natalia Riveros-Jacobsen answers your immigration questions in a virtual forum via Facebook Live.

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Personal Injury

If you have been injured in Oklahoma due to another person’s neglect, then there are 5 things you need to know about...

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Immigration

Becoming a legal permanent resident, LPR, can take time depending on a number of factors, but is there one path to a...

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Immigration

Although immigrants with a work permit or on an employment visa are legally allowed to work in the U.S., they don't...

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Immigration

What is temporary protective status? Who is eligible to apply for this legal status?

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DACA

A Representative proposed a plan to identify and turn in to ICE 82,000 non-English speaking students in an effort to...

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Immigration

Immigration in the United States is a complex and frequently time-consuming process, even for businesses.

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Immigration

The Department of State and the USCIS have teamed up to create a Visa Bulletin that lists the appropriate dates for...

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USCIS

For most who carry a LPR card, the general steps to change status from a Permanent Resident to a Citizen involve...

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Undocumented

U.S. immigration law has created a number of penalties for those who enter and stay in the country without permission....

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Business Immigration

If you have fiancé that resides in a foreign country, it is possible to bring them to the United States and begin your...

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Immigration

When it comes to political asylum, the topic can become a little confusing. Allow me to explain how it works.

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Personal Injury

If you're new to what a personal injury case is, you may have some confusion over how a claim works and if a lawsuit...

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Donald Trump

Federal courts delivered another blow to President Trump's immigration agenda by blocking the Administration from...

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Worker's Comp

Have you or a loved one recently been injured in a work related incident? Then it is very important that you read this...

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Donald Trump

This week, reports broke out that the first DACA-protected DREAMer was deported under Trump. Now, a lawsuit has been...

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Donald Trump

Attorney General Sessions issued an immigration memorandum this past Tuesday, criminalizing charges that were...

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Undocumented

Every undocumented immigrant dreams of the day they can become a legal permanent resident and receive their "green...

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USCIS

In the weeks following the 2016 election, one of the most common questions I’ve received is “how can I become a US...

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USCIS

When an individual is detained by ICE, it is not uncommon for them to sign a "voluntary departure" without realizing...

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Donald Trump

President Donald Trump unveiled his first budget blueprint last week & he wants to boost funds for federal agencies to...

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Immigration

If you are an undocumented immigrant, a visa holder, a lawful permanent resident, or a naturalized U.S. citizen, there...

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Immigration

When someone is arrested for a criminal case, even if they are not convicted, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)...

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Immigration

It's extremely important to know your rights before a raid and be prepared. What should you do in case of an...

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Undocumented

What some people do not realize is that there is a significant difference between a simple letter written by a notary...

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Donald Trump

Earlier this week, Donald Trump delivered a surprising message on immigration reform before a joint session of Congress.

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Immigration

Are you a foreign national who wants to apply for a green card, but are hesitating because you have a "record" for a...

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Donald Trump

Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security issued 2 memos about Trump's immigration orders establishing stricter...

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Immigration

We now know that immigration raids are surging, but what can we do? We must prepare and prevent deportations with a...

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Donald Trump

The Trump's administration's new memos from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) leave intact President Barack...

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Immigration

If you are not a citizen and you are planning to travel outside of the United States, our first recommendation is not...

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USCIS

This is a special notice regarding citizenship for those individuals who recieved their permanent residency through the...

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Undocumented

Here's a set of professional tips in case ICE agents knock on your door. Print, read, and make sure your entire family...

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USCIS

If you've never had an appointment with an attorney, its possible that you'll arrive without preparation & be unable to...

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Donald Trump

President Trump has signed two executive actions regarding immigration and sanctuary cities. Despite this, he says...

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Undocumented

During a recent Town Hall hosted by CNN, House Speaker Paul Ryan took a number of questions from the audience regarding...

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Donald Trump

President Trump has signed into action a series of executive orders, none of them which would affect the DACA (Deferred...

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Undocumented

Let’s go over a couple ways in which you can gain legal status in the USA: legal status through work and legal status...

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USCIS

It is important to recognize the difference between temporary work permits and permanent legal statuses. Here are a few...

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Donald Trump

Trump's transition team requested information on border security & the capacity for expanding immigrant detention from...

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Undocumented

Certain taxpayers will need to renew their Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) with the Internal Revenue...

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Undocumented

Do you know your rights during a traffic stop? Knowing your rights as a motorist is important, and can keep you out of...

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USCIS

These are the main three things we recommend parents do for their children’s legal protection:

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USCIS

If you are considering filing an immigration petition in 2017, you should be aware of the new immigrations fees going...

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Undocumented

Since Donald Trump's victory, many undocumented immigrants have been asking me the same question: "How can I find out...

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DACA

Bipartisan group of senators unveiled legislation that would extend essential legal protections and work permits for...

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Donald Trump

Donald Tump is softening his stance on DREAMers - young undocumented immigrants with DACA - and, now says he's "going...

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USCIS

Starting December 23, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will significantly increase fees for...

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DACA

GOP Senator Lindsey Graham told Politico that he is working on legislation which would extend legal protections for...

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DACA

Will Donald Trump get rid of DACA? A lot of things are uncertain. Here are 5 things you need to know about the DACA...