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One of the most frustrating things about the process of current immigration law is the backlog of approved family visa petitions that are awaiting a ripe priority date in order to actually receive a visa.

One of the most frustrating things about the process of current immigration law is the backlog of approved family visa petitions that are awaiting a ripe priority date in order to actually receive a visa. If you are fortunate enough to have a family member or employer with the ability to petition for you to live in the US, you may still experience a long wait to receive your green card. How long? Well, that all depends…

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There are several substantial advantages to being a US citizen that are not available to permanent residents.

Many lawful, permanent residents ask themselves this question at one point or another. The law does not require permanent residents to become citizens, or as it is properly called, file for naturalization. Many permanent residents are concerned that if they naturalize, they will lose citizenship or inheritance rights in another country. This concern is valid since not all countries allow dual citizenship. Before making a decision to naturalize, a permanent resident should seek advice from an expert that is familiar with the laws of your native country to properly weigh the risks and benefits of naturalization.

There are several substantial advantages to being a US citizen that are not available to permanent residents.

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The attorneys at Antonini and Cohen have helped many foreign nationals receive grants of Stays of Deportation. Our experienced attorneys will confirm your eligibility and then prepare the application and supporting evidence. Please call us today at 404-523-8141.

If an immigration judge ordered you removed, or granted you voluntary departure, which you overstayed, you may qualify to have your deportation “stayed” (i.e. suspended temporarily) via a Stay of Deportation (“stay”).

What is a stay?

A stay temporarily suspends or postpones deportation. In determining whether to grant a stay, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) will use its discretion. This means an ICE Officer will weigh the positive and negative factors you present in your stay application.

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If you are having marital problems, contact the immigration law attorneys at Antonini & Cohen to assess the immigration consequences of divorce and separation in your particular circumstances. We can help you can understand if there is any impact to you, as well as explain any options available under the immigration law. Call us at 404.850.9394.

Sometimes a divorce will have immigration consequences. If you are an immigrant considering divorce, it's important to understand any impact to your pending green card application, your current green card or eligibility to file for US citizenship.

Here are some common situations where divorce can impact your green card (also called lawful permanent residence)

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