Immigration Law

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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

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

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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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.  ( 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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Immigration Laws In the Biden Administration 

Now that it is clear who our next president will be, we can look ahead and contemplate what President-elect Biden will put forth with regard to immigration policy.    As seen in his “Plan for Securing our Values as a Nation of Immigrants”, Joe Biden has promised to work with Congress to pass an amnesty for undocumented immigrants.  Andrew Arthur …

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Family Petitions Overview

Family Petitions Overview There are several categories of family-based immigration petitions.  Examples include spousal applications, parents applying for their children or individuals applying for siblings, to name a few.  This article is intended only to serve as an overview of the more commonly-seen petitions. Applying for a Spouse If you are a lawful permanent resident …

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Complimentary Consultation for Domestic Violence Restraining Order Matters

Castro Law Offices, P.C. is currently providing complimentary 30-minute consultation for individuals with Domestic Violence Restraining Order matters in counties of Marin, Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano*