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How to get a green card / Ilona Bray, J.D.

"Find out about the most promising opportunities for U.S. lawful residence and how to handle the complex application procedures in How to Get a Green Card. This book has helped countless immigrants over the years, especially ones not lucky enough to have an employer sponsoring them. You'll find out how to work with U.S. officials and prepare and present the right documents at the right time to get a green card through: parents, siblings, or adult children, a U.S. spouse or fiancé, Green card lotteries (diversity visa), Political asylum or refugee status, a U.S. visa for crime victims, or another category you might qualify for. Best of all, you'll learn how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls that can cause major delays or ruin your chances for success. The 16th edition covers immigration fee changes, raised income requirements for immigrants, and the latest on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). It also includes filled-in samples of all key application forms." -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781413331868
  • ISBN: 1413331866
  • Physical Description: 258 pages : illustrations, forms ; 28 cm
  • Edition: 16th edition.
  • Publisher: [Berkeley, California] : Nolo, 2024.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
"Step-by-step guidance on filling out application forms. Find out if you're eligible for permanent U.S. residence and how to successfully apply for it. The trusted resource for over 25 years."--Cover.
Formatted Contents Note:
Your immigration companion -- America : a nation of immigrants -- All ways to get a green card -- Short-term alternatives to a green card -- Will inadmissibility bar you from getting a green card? -- How long will you have to wait -- Fiancé(e) visas -- Green cards through marriage -- Your parents as immigrants -- Child immigrants -- Orphan immigrants in non-Hague convention countries -- The diversity visa lottery -- Your brothers and sisters as immigrants -- Refugees and asylees -- Military veterans and enlistees -- Cancellation or removal : do ten illegal years equal one green card? -- Adjustment of status -- Consular processing -- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals -- U visas for crime victims assisting law enforcement -- Acquiring citizenship through U.S. citizen parents -- Filling out and submitting immigration applications -- Tracking your application through the system -- Keeping, renewing, and replacing your green card -- How to find and work with a lawyer -- Appendix: How to access the sample filled-in forms on the Nolo website.
Subject: Noncitizens > United States > Popular works.
Emigration and immigration law > United States > Popular works.
Green cards.
Genre: Law for laypersons.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Emmaus Public Library.


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