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From Doubt to Citizenship: Realizing the Dream of Naturalization

One of the best things about my job is that I get to help people realize that the impossible isn’t impossible. This month, I’ve helped two people obtain naturalization who, when they first spoke with me, didn’t think they could ever become U.S. citizens. Bob’s Journey to Citizenship Bob entered the US 35 years ago. […]

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Love Knows No Borders: Navigating the Fiancé Visa

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we celebrate the love stories that transcend borders and bring couples together. For many, finding love in the United States opens the door to a world of possibilities. If you’ve found love abroad, the fiancé visa offers a path to beginning your life together. In this blog post, we explore the

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From Smuggling to Trafficking: The Path to Status and Healing

Since January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, I wanted to highlight one of our recent trafficking cases, which highlights how smuggling can turn into trafficking. What our client went through was beyond horrific and I’ve changed some identifying information. But, I hope this post helps people see that just because you make one bad

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Saying “I Do” to a New Beginning: One-Step Adjustment Through Marriage

We always love when an immigration story begins with a love story that ends with an “I do.” Whether you and your partner started the immigration process from the very beginning with a Fiance Visa, or you came to the United States and found love, marriage can be a great way to obtain status and

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Honoring Veterans Day: Highlighting Immigration Paths for Military Service Members

As we celebrate Veterans Day, an occasion to express gratitude and honor to those who have served in the armed forces, we at Hope Immigration want to share our appreciation for the brave individuals who have dedicated themselves to protecting our nation.  In the spirit of recognition and support, we are highlighting the immigration options

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Why You Need An Immigration Lawyer: A Guide from Hope Immigration

The decision to immigrate to a new country is a life-changing one, filled with excitement, anticipation, and often a fair amount of uncertainty. Whether you’re pursuing a humanitarian-based case or reuniting with family members, dealing with immigration can be like trying to navigate a complicated maze of rules and paperwork. In such an important time

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Suing USCIS: Getting Work Cards and Bona Fide Determinations for U Status Applicants

The Process In June, Hope Immigration partnered with Brad Banias, an expert in federal litigation, to sue USCIS. The goal of this litigation was to show USCIS that it is unacceptable that U Status applicants are waiting outrageously long to receive Bona Fide Determinations (BFDs) and Employment Authorizations (EADs). The BFD allows the applicant to

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