Immigration Law Blog

Can Same-Sex Couples Apply for Green Cards?

July 19, 2022

A common question that we get is whether same-sex married couples are eligible to apply for lawful permanent residence (also known as a “green card”). In June 2015, the Supreme Court ruled in the landmark case of Obergefell v. Hodges that the fundamental right for same-sex couples to marry is guaranteed by both the Due […]

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Temporary Protected Status Extended For Venezuelan Immigrants Through March 2024

July 13, 2022

On Monday, temporary protections were extended for hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans living in the United States by the Biden administration. The extension only applies to those individuals who were residing in the United States as of March 8 of 2021, when the initial Temporary Protected Status designation was granted. “This action is one of […]

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Mariana Toledo-Hermina Featured As Speaker At Golden Door Scholars Summit

July 1, 2022

We’re proud to announce that Mariana Toledo-Hermina was a featured speaker at the 2022 Golden Door Scholars Summit at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. Attorney Toledo-Hermina opened her firm in 2019 and practices exclusively in the area of immigration law. She is licensed in the state of North Carolina and came to immigration law after […]

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What to Do If You’ve Received a Deportation Order

June 22, 2022

What is a Removal Order? A removal order bars an individual from returning to the U.S. for a period of years, or in some cases permanently. After a removal order has been issued and, after any appeals, has become final, Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) is responsible for enforcing the order and deporting the individual.  […]

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DACA’s Effect On LGBTIQ+ “Dreamers”

June 6, 2022

For Pride Month 2022, The Law Office Of Mariana Toledo-Hermina recognizes the estimated 81,000 LGBTIQ+ “dreamers”, almost half of which have participated in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program according to the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. DACA, which provides protection for immigrants to children who entered the United States […]

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What You Need to Get a Visa Renewed in the United States

May 18, 2022

As described by the U.S. Department of State, a visa is a document that grants a foreign national the authority to enter and stay in the United States for a pre-specified period of time. While there are many different specific types of visas, they fit broadly into two categories: ●  Non-Immigrant Visas: For temporary travel […]

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Special Extensions Available For EAD Renewals

May 11, 2022

If you have recently filed an Application to renew your Employment Authorization (Form I-765), you may qualify for an automatic extension of your existing, expiring employment authorization. To qualify, you must meet a couple of criteria: You have a properly filed I-765 form for renewal prior to the expiration of your current EAD, and You […]

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How Do You Become A US Citizen?

April 15, 2022

There are enormous benefits, privileges, and rights that come with having United States citizenship. Once you become a citizen of the U.S., you become eligible to vote in all elections. Your children could become citizens, apply for federal government employment, reunite with family, and perhaps most importantly, you and your children are protected from deportation.  […]

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Green Cards: What You Need To Know

April 15, 2022

Each year, the United States government issues over a million green cards. The majority of these recipients are family members of United States citizens and other current green card holders. Others are workers traveling to the United States from other countries seeking employment. Knowing how to obtain a green card can aid you or your […]

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