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June 2019 Archives

International relocation as a family

People move across the world for multiple reasons, but many instances of immigration are a result of family issues or involve family members. For example, someone may move to another country to live with their spouse, or they may have accepted a job in a different country but need to bring their family along and are unsure where to start. Our law firm knows how stressful these issues can be, and we are committed to providing people who are facing these hurdles with helpful information.

Preparing for immigration court

Any type of court case can be stressful, whether someone is going through a divorce or they have to appear in court because they have been accused of drunk driving. However, some court cases can be especially difficult to deal with, and this is very true for people who have to appear in immigration court. When someone has to go immigration court, they may be under an unbearable amount of pressure. After all, their future may be on the line, and the outcome of the case could affect their entire family's future as well.

Immigration and stress management

For those who immigrate to another country, all sorts of hurdles may arise, whether they involve legal challenges, financial concerns or emotional issues. Immigration can be incredibly stressful, especially for those who are immigrating with their families. Unfortunately, stress can get in the way of a family's ability to successfully immigrate to the U.S. and it is vital to address stress (as well as other negative emotions such as depression) properly. There are a number of ways in which immigrants in Louisville and across the state of Kentucky may be able to manage their stress in a healthy manner.

Undocumented immigrants have rights in the United States

Immigrants living in Kentucky may have encountered circumstances that left them without the proper documentation to remain in the United States with their families. As a result, they may worry that a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent may come knocking on their door and then detain and deport them.

Immigrant or non-immigrant visas: Which type do you need?

Making plans to travel to Kentucky or another location in the United States from abroad can be exciting and stressful at the same time. It might be the first time you've ever left your country of origin. Perhaps you have goals and dreams about starting over in life in a new home, community and workplace, or want to stay in the U.S. on a temporary basis.

What is a credible fear screening?

According to HumanRightsFirst.org, the credible fear screening process was developed to allow illegal immigrants with legitimate fears about their home countries to apply for asylum when subject to expedited removal. This process allows a person to provide evidence of possible threats, but also looks at their background to determine whether they're considered an acceptable candidate for asylum. 

What are my obligations as a U.S. citizen?

All citizens of the U.S. are afforded certain rights that can't be taken away. Additionally, citizens, including immigrants, are also obligated to uphold the essential tenets of this country. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services explains these obligations so you and your family can strive to exemplify the values that make America what it is.