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Guide To Obtaining A Marriage-Based Green Card - Castro Law Offices

Guide To Obtaining A Marriage-Based Green Card

The steps to obtaining lawful permanent residency through marriage can appear overwhelming.  In this guide, we will make it more manageable.  If you are a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, you can petition for your spouse to become a lawful permanent resident and receive his or her “green card.” Necessary Forms And Biographic Documents …

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Inadmissibility and Deportability in CA - Castro Law

Inadmissibility and Deportability

What Are Inadmissibility and Deportability? Inadmissibility and deportability are two concepts in immigration law that can lead to removal from the United States.  They come into play at different times, however.  The grounds of inadmissibility or deportability will either result in the non-citizen being refused entry to the United States or deported back to his …

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Importance of Responding to a Request for Further Evidence Correctly - Castro Law Offices in CA

Importance of Responding to a Request for Further Evidence Correctly

When one submits an application to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), there are forms, fees and supporting evidence to include.  Each application for relief has its own set of eligibility requirements.  If USCIS feels that you did not submit enough evidence to support your application, then it will send you what is called a …

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New California Law Recognizes Coercive Control as Form of Domestic Violence

When someone hears the term “domestic abuse” their mind often conjures an image of a spouse being subjected to physical violence. However, domestic violence extends far beyond acts of bodily harm. It is possible for someone to be the victim of domestic violence through persistent verbal abuse and being subjected to “coercive control.” What is …

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by Castro Law Offices in Novato, CA

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

On December 7, 2020, a federal District Court ordered full reinstatement of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has resumed accepting both initial and renewal requests.  (www.dhs.gov) In compliance with this order, USCIS is: Accepting first-time requests for consideration of deferred action based on the terms of the …

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The Full Guide To Child Visitation Rights in California

Establishing child custody and visitation rights in California are some of the most emotionally-charged and contentious issues when divorcing your spouse or separating from your partner. It is important to have an experienced and knowledgeable family attorney on your side to help ensure your visitation rights are established and protected during the proceedings. Legal Standard …

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Everything You Need to Know About Revenge Porn Laws in California

The revenge porn laws in California frequently come into play when discussing domestic violence as well as Family Code section 6320. Understanding California’s revenge porn law will help you minimize the negative effects of the abuse and increase the perpetrator’s chances of justice.  What Is Revenge Porn?  Revenge porn is a case when someone shares …

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