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Should permanent residents work in legal marijuana businesses?

Cannabis is a big business. According to Fortune Magazine, the cannabis industry grew to over $10 billion in 2018 and is set to grow even larger in 2019. Like any big business, the cannabis trade employs a lot of people and in 2018 more than 250,000 people worked in the US cannabis industry.

Many...

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Congress Reauthorizes VAWA

Immigrants sometimes feel like they have to remain in an abusive relationship in order to protect their status. People who are undocumented or in the US on an expired visa are particularly vulnerable. Their status might prevent them from securing a job, getting a driver's license, or seeking help...

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2019 H-1B Processing Kicked Off on April 1st

2019 H-1B Processing Kicked Off on April 1st.  New changes affect foreign-born workers and their employers –– including tech giants like Google, Amazon, and Apple.

First, a new USCIS policy gives applicants with advanced degrees a huge advantage. Second, employers can now...

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Why is my work permit taking so long?

In order to ease the transition of adjusting one’s status (for example from a student visa to permanent residency), USCIS allows the applicant to apply for a temporary travel permit and employment authorization document (EAD or work permit). When we submit an Adjustment of Status packet we...

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What's the difference between a 2-year and 10-year green card?

There are many elements of immigration law, policy, and practice that may seem arbitrary or mysterious at first glance. It may be confusing why one person received their green card with no problems while another was issued multiple requests for evidence and asked in for an interview. It may seem...

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Will I lose my green card if I separate from my US citizen spouse?

Immigrating to the US to join your US citizen partner is not an easy process. It involves completing lengthy forms, tracking down old documents, proving to the US government that your relationship is “genuine,” and waiting months for something to happen so that you can finally start...

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Can I be a citizen of more than one country?

Becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States can feel like a big step. While some green card holders are eager to get to this stage, others can find it daunting and worry that it will strip them of rights or abilities they have as citizens of their home country.

The good news is that the...

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Can I become a US citizen if I have a criminal record?

One of the most important requirements for becoming a naturalized citizen (and one of the biggest complications that can arise at naturalization interviews) is the issue of “Good Moral Character.”

In order to become a naturalized citizen, one must exhibit good moral character for the...

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Immigration is the Business of Love

Whether or not you subscribe to the belief that Valentine’s Day is a holiday “invented by Hallmark,” it can be a great opportunity to reflect on all of the loved ones you have in your life. This doesn’t have to mean flowers, cards, and chocolates; it can simply mean making...

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The International History of Coffee & Immigration

Passage Immigration Law is based in Portland, Oregon, so it should come as no surprise that we’re huge fans of coffee. In fact, there’s an ongoing debate in our office about who brews the better cup –– Barista or Nossa Familia. But it’s not just the caffeine that...

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What counts as qualifying foreign employment for L-1 visa?

L-1 visa allows U.S. employers to transfer an employee from a foreign office either as a manager or executive, or as an employee with specialized knowledge.  One of the basic requirement of such transfer is that the employee must have been working for the foreign office for at least one...

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The Future of DACA is Unclear

What is DACA?

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, is an initiative launched by the Obama administration in 2012 that provides some undocumented persons living in the United States with work authorization and protection from deportation. Approximately 800,000 folks have received DACA...

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