Getting a Greencard in the United States

Many people over the world would love to come to America. In order to stay in America legally, one of the ways to do so would be to obtain a green card. A green card is the street name for an adjustment of status. You just need to understand that with a green card, you can stay in America providing you do not put yourself in certain legal or criminal trouble. So how do you get a greencard.
Here are 3 ways to obtain a green card.
1. A work sponsor. In certain situation, an employer can sponsor you to obtain a green card. Make sure that you here legally in the United States if the work sponsor goes through.
2. Self sponsor- at times, you might have a unique talent that you can self sponsor yourself for a green card. One person that comes to mind is First Lady Melania Trump. It has been reported that Mrs. Trump sponsored herself to get her green card because of the uniqueness of being a model. Now you might not be a model. But what if you have a PHD or some other unique skills that can benefit the United States. Do not give up. There are always unique people out there that can do self sponsors.
3. Marriage to an American Citizen- If you fall in love and get married to a United States Citizen, then you can get your green card. America is a wonderful country and it understands that family comes first. And so the United States Government makes it easy for those of you who are married to an American citizen to get your green card. Of course, there are exception to every rule. And this article is in no way providing legal advise. And everyone’s situation is different. But these are three ways to obtain a green card. There are certainly more and if you feel that you are entitled to a green card in the United States, then you should consult an immigration attorney who can preserve your rights.

Cancellation of Removal Proceeding

You have worked so hard to come to this country, America. You made a mistake. Perhaps you were caught for welfare fraud. Perhaps you got overpaid by the State of Florida for $1800.00 in welfare benefits. And the state of Florida decided to charge you for welfare fraud. Then you decided to go visit your best friend in London, England to celebrate her wedding. On your way back to the United States, Immigration yanks your green card from you and stamp in your valid passport, Notice to Appear. You panic. What does that mean? Will I depart this beloved country. Well, the answer is, not necessary. If you receive a notice to appear, you can panic, but get an immigration attorney now to handle your case. You must appear the hearings, as in your presence, the immigration judge might order you remove.

Are there defenses for removal proceeding?

yes. Some immigrants qualifies for cancellation of removal.

Who are these immigrants?

You must not have gotten a previous cancellation of removal relief. This means, that this is the first time you obtained a notice to appear and you are using a relief in dealing with the cancellation of removal. Additional, you must meet the residence requirement. You must have had your green card for over 5 years and you must have been residing in the United States continuously for over 7 years prior to the cancellation of removal being issued or the notice to appear being issued. Additional, you must not have an aggravated felony (as defined under immigration code).

The immigration judge will also look at evidence that pertain to your family ties in the United States, your employment history, other criminal records and the age you entered the united states.

For more information on immigration proceedings, notice to appear, and cancellation of removal, deportation proceedings, then contact Teisha Powell, Esq., (561) 929-7229. You can email us directly at or Physical appointments are available in South Florida or Manhattan or Long Island, New York.

Immigration Issues in the United States

ICE Detained Mexican Man Who Seek Sanctuary In The Church.

ICE did it again. A Mexican man, named Arturo Hernandez Garcia, who once sought Sanctuary in a church in Denver has been detained by ICE. Many people in the community are frustrated and nervous as ICE flexes its power over the immigrants. Many people are also nervous because Mr. Garcia, who is now detained by ICE is an immigrant advocate. Even though ICE said Mr. Garcia was a “low priority immigrant,’ which means that it was unlikely for ICE to deport him, ICE detained him anyway. Many people are wondering who will be safe under ICE new authority. Now that President Trump is in power, the speeches at the rallies that were made about illegal immigrants are no longer rally speech but the reality and the nightmare for advocates of immigrants and immigrants themselves.

According to the Washington Post, the immigration arrest rose to 32.6% in the first week President Trump came to office as President Trump empowered federal agents in their pursuit for undocumented immigrants both with criminal records and no records at all.

AS for Mr. Garcia, only time will tell if Mr. Garcia will be deported. But so far Mr. Garcia has lost a string of appeals and all paperwork filed to keep Mr. Garcia in the country have all been denied. Some people are wondering if Mr. Garcia was targeted by ICE because Mr. Garcia is an advocate for immigrants. Others are just upset that someone who could have gotten Sanctuary in a church eventually end up being detained. Only time will tell. We will keep you posted on this story as details come in.