Venezuela parole

New Immigration Parole Program Opened to Venezuelans Seeking to Come to U.S. (también disponible en español)

On October 12, 2022, the U.S. government announced it was creating a new parole program to allow some Venezuelans outside the U.S. to come legally to the U.S. Under immigration law, the U.S. government may give parole to immigrants on a case-by-case basis for “urgent humanitarian reasons or signif...
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Updates on Immigration Options for Cuban Arrivals (también en español)

For decades, Cubans have been treated differently than most other immigrants who come to the U.S. Under immigration law, any Cuban who is paroled into the U.S. can apply for a green card one year after entering the U.S. This is called the Cuban Adjustment Act. If an immigration officer gives someone...
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Asylum Work Card

Current Rules on Work Permits for Asylum Seekers: Advice from an Immigration Attorney (también en español)

Over the last 2-3 years, the rules surrounding work permit eligibility for asylum seekers have seemingly changed every month. Under former President Trump’s administration, the Department of Homeland Security enacted strict eligibility rules on asylum seekers’ ability to get work authorization. ...
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Basic Tips from an Immigration Lawyer: Arrests, Charges, and Convictions

What is the difference between being arrested, charged, and convicted? ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre ser arrestado, acusado y condenado? An arrest is when you are confined by law enforcement, either in handcuffs or in jail. A charge is when a prosecutor believes you committed a crime and wants a ju...
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