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Beware of Dishonest Immigration Consultants

Information about the practices of scam artists preying upon immigrants seeking assistance in obtaining legal residence, work authorization, or citizenship has risen dramatically in recent years. Many unscrupulous consultants claim that they are attorneys or that they have close connections to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Others use titles such as notary public or notario to deceive people into believing that they are lawyers.

Do You Qualify to Stay in the US?

This interview on immi.org helps you to understand your immigration options. It has questions about qualifying for a way to stay in the United States. It does not screen for all the ways to stay. It asks about your eligibility for: family-based immigration, humanitarian options (asylum, Temporary Protected Status, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status), U or T visas for victims of crime or trafficking, VAWA for abused family of citizens and green card holders, and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

How to Apply for Asylum and Withholding of Removal

This article can help you find out if you qualify to apply for asylum and/or withholding of removal (also called "withholding") so you can avoid being sent back to your country.

How to Get Legal Status Through Your Family Member

This article is for people who are in the custody of DHS who want to know if their family members legally in the U.S. can help them get legal status in the U.S.

Immigrant Women and Abuse

If you are an immigrant to the United States, and you are a victim of domestic violence or rape, here are some suggestions we hope will help you.

Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth

This handbook gives a good overview of U.S. laws that affect immigrants, especially as they apply to young people.

Basic Facts on Immigration

Glossary and summary of different means of immigrating to the U.S.

How to Get Legal Status Through Your Family Member

This article is for people who are in the custody of DHS who want to know if their family members legally in the U.S. can help them get legal status in the U.S.

Information About U.S. Immigration Procedures

Information from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth

This handbook gives a good overview of U.S. laws that affect immigrants, especially as they apply to young people.

Are You Eligible to Apply for Citizenship?

This website provides easy-to-use online tools to help low and moderate-income individuals to answer important questions about their eligibility for naturalization, to better understand the naturalization process, and to prepare for the naturalization tests.

Citizenship and Naturalization Guide

This document provides an overview of the application process for U.S. citizenship.

Naturalization

Information on the requirements to become a naturalized U.S. citizen.

How to Apply for Asylum and Withholding of Removal

This article can help you find out if you qualify to apply for asylum and/or withholding of removal (also called "withholding") so you can avoid being sent back to your country.

Refugees and Asylum

Refugee status or asylum may be granted to people who have been persecuted or fear they will be persecuted on account of race, religion, nationality, and/or membership in a particular social group or political opinion.

Beware of Dishonest Immigration Consultants

Information about the practices of scam artists preying upon immigrants seeking assistance in obtaining legal residence, work authorization, or citizenship has risen dramatically in recent years. Many unscrupulous consultants claim that they are attorneys or that they have close connections to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Others use titles such as notary public or notario to deceive people into believing that they are lawyers.

Immigrant Women and Abuse

If you are an immigrant to the United States, and you are a victim of domestic violence or rape, here are some suggestions we hope will help you.

Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth

This handbook gives a good overview of U.S. laws that affect immigrants, especially as they apply to young people.

Your Rights and Responsibilities As A Permanent Resident

Being a permanent resident is a "privilege" and not a "right." The U.S. government can take away your permanent resident status under certain conditions. You must maintain your permanent resident status if you want to live and work in the United States and become a U.S. citizen one day. In this section, you will learn what it means to be a permanent resident and how you can maintain your permanent resident status.

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