Caleb Benadum is a lawyer and works for the United Nations. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has practiced immigration law since January 2016. He specializes in refugee and asylum law, as well as international law. He received his law degree in 2014 from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he was an Arthur Russell Fellow with the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights. He has lived in six countries on four continents and speaks three languages.
Articles By Caleb Benadum
Many Americans who are concerned about the plight of people fleeing violence or war in other parts of the world wonder whether they can individually sponsor a refugee. Unfortunately the news on this is not good.
One condition of inadmissibility that can prevent someone from applying for a visa or a green card is when that person is, or has been, a drug addict or abuser.
While it is slightly more difficult than the normal procedure, and might be more expensive, you should be able to find a doctor who is willing to go out to the detention facility and conduct the examination.
To begin, talk to the pastor of your church and try to determine whether you would qualify for the R visa and whether the church is both qualified and willing to file on your behalf.
A prior deportation order is still valid when you attempt to enter the United States or if you have returned illegally, but it might be possible to reopen your case or obtain protection, for example under the Convention Against Torture.
There’s no one list of crimes that are problematic for immigration purposes. Instead, you might need to look at one or two among the three different portions of federal law that might apply.
What happens at the U.S. border when you try to return? Could your criminal conviction cause you any issues with reentry?
Your child's application for permanent residence can either speed up or slow down as time goes by and two significant things possibly happen: you go from LPR to naturalized citizen, or your child turns 21.
While most people think of domestic violence as necessarily physical, people can be convicted of domestic violence when the other person feels threatened--and domestic violence conviction can lead to deportation.
While simple mistakes and misunderstandings will not normally cause any issues with your immigration application, deliberately lying to an immigration officer can have serious consequences.