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Immigrating to the U.S. with your family

Immigration can be stressful for a wide range of reasons and this can be especially true for those who have a spouse and/or children. Moving to another country for work or some other purpose can be a huge change which brings uncertainty and this is especially true for those who leave behind families. Vickerstaff Law Office recognizes that each family immigration case is unique and that immigrants and their loved ones may be facing a plethora of difficulties. In Louisville, and cities all over Kentucky, it is pivotal for people in this position to take a careful look at their rights and figure out the most sensible plan of action.

The ongoing battle over Louisville sanctuary city status

Ever since Cincinnati declared itself a sanctuary city in January 2017, Greg Fischer, mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, has been under pressure to do likewise. As reported in the Courier Journal, activist groups favoring the expansion of Louisville’s friendly policies toward undocumented immigrants have been demonstrating for months. They want Mayor Fischer and the Metro Council to do more to aid and protect these immigrants.

The daca program, kentucky and hope for the future

At the center of America's highly debated topics lies the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. After the Trump administration's confirmation earlier this year that the DACA Program would begin phasing out, countless Kentucky residents fear for what the future may mean for themselves and for their families. Thousands of these "Dreamers" have called America home for their entire lives, and for this reason, organizations nationwide have stepped up to the fight for immigration rights in the country. 

District court rules on travel ban definitions

The controversial travel ban imposed by the White House has seen a number of adjustments since it was first proposed earlier this year. Indeed, legal challenges have softened its initial approach and intent and the number of demonstrations and protests have certainly garnered media attention. But for foreign nationals who seek to enter the country, it is important to know how the definitions included in the directive should be interpreted.  

Are immigrants protected from domestic violence?

People immigrate to the U.S. for an array of reasons, whether they are offered a job opportunity or plan on marrying a U.S. citizen. If you have moved to the U.S. for marriage, it is pivotal to understand your rights and handle any challenges that arise correctly. For example, you should know what to do if you or your children are ever subjected to domestic violence.

U.S. visas for immediate family members of citizens

There are many people in the United States who have achieved citizenship but who may have immediate relatives who are not U.S. citizens. These relatives may not even currently live in the U.S. but may wish to. Fortunately for them, there may be a way of obtaining a visa to enter the country legally through the citizenship of their family member as explained by the United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs. 

Scam artists selling "legal residence" to immigrants

News reports from around Kentucky and the nation have documented the increased fear of detention and deportation pervading immigrant communities. That fear has been spun into gold by scam artists who promise immigrants legal resident status and more.

Happy ending in Kentucky family immigration tale

She is from Kentucky and he is from Syria. A little more than three years ago, they met in Ghana, West Africa, fell in love and within months were married. It is certainly not a traditional love story, but their tale shows that matters of the heart know no borders or distances. Their story of family immigration and reunion was recently aired on the Today show.