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Immigration is frequently changing. Here at Nanthaveth and Associates, we like to keep you updated with the latest news in local and national immigration, tell you about changes within our firm, and share helpful information pertaining to your immigration needs.

How to Become a Permanent resident in the US

How to Become a Permanent Resident of the U.S

Oct 10, 2018

In the United States, a permanent resident is a person who’s been authorized to live and work here on a permanent basis. Permanent residents get what’s known as a green card, and it comes with several benefits that visas do not. If you need to know how to become a permanent resident of the U.S.,…

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Expert Immigration Attorney

Choosing an Expert Immigration Attorney: Four Important Steps

Oct 9, 2018

Choosing an Expert Immigration Attorney: Four Important Steps Immigration is a cornerstone of United States history and culture. Its importance cannot be denied. Notwithstanding the heated debates currently occurring at all levels of our government and across the country. In Austin, and in Texas as a whole, immigration is a critical issue that impacts diverse communities. Immigration…

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How to Become a U.S. Citizen

How to Become a U.S. Citizen

Sep 17, 2018

If you’re like most people who want to immigrate to the United States, whether or not you’re already living here, you want to know how to become a U.S. citizen. There are four basic ways a person can become a U.S. citizen: By birth Through naturalization Through derivation Through acquisition How to Become a U.S.…

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Everything You Need to Know About the U.S. Citizenship Test

Everything You Need to Know About the U.S. Citizenship Test

Sep 5, 2018

If you have permanent residency in the U.S., applying for naturalization is the final step toward becoming a U.S. citizen – but as part of the naturalization process, you’ll have to take a citizenship test. As Austin immigration attorneys, we get a lot of questions about the U.S. citizenship test: what’s on it, how long…

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Illegal Immigration & immigration naturalization services: 10 Facts That May Surprise You

Illegal Immigration: 10 Facts That May Surprise You

Aug 21, 2018

If you’re like many people, you know that the Department of Immigration and Naturalization Services ceased to exist in 2003 – but its functions were transferred to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol – all of which track data on illegal immigration. However, tens…

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10 Illegal Immigration Facts | Immigration Naturalization Services

Deportation Defense: Understanding Your Rights

Aug 15, 2018

If you’re an immigrant in the U.S. who’s being threatened with removal – commonly called deportation – you still have rights, even if you came here illegally or overstayed your visa. While deportation defense can be complicated, especially if you’re not sure how the system works, federal law provides you with a handful of guarantees.…

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Can You Get a Green Card With a Criminal Conviction?

Can You Get a Green Card With a Criminal Conviction?

Jul 23, 2018

Having a criminal record can put the brakes on your green card application. If you have a criminal conviction in your past, it’s in your best interest to talk to an Austin immigration lawyer who understands inadmissibility and how having a record could impact your ability to emigrate to the U.S. Can You Get a…

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What is a Fiancé Visa

Need a Fiancé Visa? Read This First

Jul 10, 2018

If you’re like most people, you know that some people are eligible for a fiancé visa – but how do you get one, how long will it take, and should you work with an Austin immigration attorney throughout the process? This guide answers your questions about the K-1 fiancé visa, including: What is a fiancé…

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Secure Legal Entry with a Qualified Immigration Visa Attorney

Secure Legal Entry with a Qualified Immigration Visa Attorney

Jun 25, 2018

The United States Department of State issues visas to allow foreign nationals to enter the country for specific reasons and for defined periods of time. The individual’s purpose for coming to the U. S. establishes the category of visa required. Merely requesting a visa to enter the United States does not ensure permission will be granted.…

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Dangers of Self Representation in Immigration Court Cases

3 Dangers of Self Representation In Immigration Court Cases

May 24, 2018

Political attitudes involving immigration and residency seem to be changing. Last year, for example, the Texas legislature enacted SB-4 in an aggressive attempt to identify, locate, and remove individuals whom they feel are not in the United States legally. As a result, individuals faced with immigration court cases in Texas must adopt a far more strategic defense…

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