Caleb Benadum

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

Does a Prior Deportation Prevent Me From Applying for Asylum?
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.
How Will a Criminal Conviction Affect My Immigration Hopes?
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.
Can a Green Card Holder With a Criminal Conviction Travel Outside the U.S.?
What happens at the U.S. border when you try to return? Could your criminal conviction cause you any issues with reentry?
How Your Naturalization Affects Your Child’s Application for a U.S. Green Card
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.
Can I Be Deported Just for Having Loud Arguments With a Spouse?
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.
What Happens If I Lie to a U.S. Immigration Officer?
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.
Can You Petition Fiancé for K-1 Visa After Cancelling Previous Petitions?
What happens if a U.S. citizen cancels an I-129F petition for a foreign-born fiancé and then later meets someone new, and wants to file another such petition?
How to Fill Out Form I-942 For a Naturalization Fee Reduction
Preparing the application by which USCIS might grant you a reduced fee to file Form N-400 for naturalization.
Can I Sponsor a Refugee to Come to the United States?
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.
Can a Recovering Drug Addict Get a U.S. Visa or Green Card?
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.