Category Archives: Green Card

What is the difference between an employment authorization document and a greencard?

Saturday, November 01, 2014 | Last Updated: July 22, 2014
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What is the difference between an employment authorization document and a greencard? Immigration attorney answers your questions about work permits and greencards What is the difference between an employment authorization document and a greencard? What is the difference between an employment authorization document (EAD or work permit) and a greencard (lawful permanent residence)? One of […]

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Greencard vs. U.S. Citizenship FAQ

Saturday, November 01, 2014 | Last Updated: May 25, 2014
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Greencard vs. U.S. Citizenship Green Card FAQ Greencard vs. U.S. Citizenship FAQ Ultimately, many of our clients desire to become lawful permanent residents (greencard holders) or U.S. Citizens. Each status carries its own benefits. Here we will address the more common questions we hear in our practice from new greencard holders and naturalized U.S. Citizens. […]

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Deportations, Illegal Presence, and Your Greencard

Saturday, November 01, 2014 | Last Updated: May 25, 2014
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At Ranchod Law we handle many cases of individuals with issues related to previous deportations and illegal presence (being present in the U.S. without legal status). The effect of your prior immigration violation/s depends on what exactly is the violation and when it occurred. Previously we covered the scenario of Luis. Luis entered and exited […]

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Entering and Reentering the U.S. Illegally – Is 245i a solution?

Saturday, November 01, 2014 | Last Updated: November 28, 2013
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At both our Sacramento and our San Francisco offices we often meet individuals who have entered the U.S. illegally via the border on more than one occasion. In specific circumstances, it is actually still possible to get your greencard. Take the following scenario: Luis is a hardworking family man. In the early 1990s, Luis crossed […]

Useful Information for those Traveling Abroad with a Greencard

Saturday, November 01, 2014 | Last Updated: November 15, 2013
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Lawful permanent residents (greencard holders) can generally travel outside of the United States without difficulty. However, if you want to remain outside of the U.S. for a continuous period of six months or more, it would be wise to apply for a reentry permit prior to leaving the U.S. Applying for a Reentry Permit A […]

How can 245i help me get a green card?

Saturday, November 01, 2014 | Last Updated: August 22, 2013
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I entered illegally! Can I get a greencard? At Ranchod Law we are proud to have helped countless individuals legalize their status after having entered the U.S. illegally. If you entered illegally by committing immigration fraud (for example, by using a fake passport or visa at the airport or at the border or another point […]

Criminal Waivers

Saturday, November 01, 2014 | Last Updated: August 21, 2013
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This is a continuation of the line of posts in which we are discussing waivers in adjustment of status cases. Adjustment of status is the process by which an individual who has a temporary status (a B visa or an F visa, for example) or no status (has an expired visa) can adjust their status […]

Waivers in Green Card Cases: Immigration Fraud

Saturday, November 01, 2014 | Last Updated: August 16, 2013
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Recently, we have discussed waivers for criminal issues in adjustment of status cases. Adjustment of status is the process by which an individual who has a temporary status (a B visa or an F visa, for example) or no status (has an expired visa) can adjust their status to that of a lawful permanent resident […]

Sponsoring your parents and/or children for greencards

Saturday, November 01, 2014 | Last Updated: August 2, 2013
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At the Ranchod Law Group we have relationships with our clients over the course of several years. First, we may help the client with a temporary visa (an H1B or a L visa, for example). Second, we’ll obtain the client’s greencard (lawful permanent residency). Next, we’ll obtain the client’s U.S. citizenship (naturalization). Finally, we will […]

Waivers in Adjustment of Status Cases Marijuana

Saturday, November 01, 2014 | Last Updated: May 27, 2014
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In the next few weeks, we will be covering the topic of waivers in the context of adjustment of status. Adjustment of status is the process by which an individual who has a temporary status (a B visa or an F visa, for example) or no status (has an expired visa) can adjust their status […]