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State Department Issues DV Lottery 2005 Guidelines

November 1, 2003
The State Department has issued information and questions and answers on the criteria and procedures for applying for the FREE Diversity Visa Lottery for 2005.

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Online Case Status & Processing Times

November 15, 2003
If you have an application receipt number, and current processing times for cases status filed with the USCIS, you can find the case status online here.

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Ofrecemos servicios de defender personas en procesos de deportación. Deportación puede pasarle a alguien por razones numerosas, incluyendo lo siguiente: entrar a los Estados Unidos sin autorización, cruzar la frontera sin documentación, violaciones de categoría de visa, trabajar sin permiso, condenas criminales, no mantener visa o no renovar visa, y quedar en los Estados Unidos más que permitido.

En cada caso, la solución depende en las razones por la deportación, el tiempo en los Estados Unidos, relaciones familiares, historia criminal, y otras cosas. Depende en el caso, el cliente puede recibir cancelación de deportación, salida voluntaria, y otros tipos de resultados. En muchos casos, el cliente puede pagar una fianza para salir del cárcel hasta la deportación.


Asylum is a form of protection that allows individuals who are in the United States to remain here, provided that they meet the definition of a refugee and are not barred from either applying for or being granted asylum, and eventually to adjust their status to lawful permanent resident.

There are two ways in which to file for asylum, affirmatively or defensively. People who apply affirmatively are those who come to the U.S. either legally or illegally but have not been put into removal proceedings by the INS. They apply with the Asylum Office, which is a separate division from the enforcement wing of INS. If arrested by INS and put into removal proceedings, however, an individual can apply defensively, that is with the Immigration Judge.

An asylum applicant does not apply for recognition as a refugee directly to the United Nations, but rather, applies directly the U.S. government for recognition that s/he is unable or unwilling to return home because of a bona fide fear of persecution. An asylum applicant, thus, is in the United States at the time of application for status. Typically such applicants entered the U.S. on some kind of non-immigrant status and decided to seek asylum status upon or after arrival here.









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