Morgan Hangartner

Morgan Hangartner advises German and European clients on US immigration law and related legal matters, including corporate law. Morgan received his undergraduate degree in International Relations from U.C. Davis and his law degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. He is a member of the State Bar of California and has over 12 years of experience in immigration law. During law school, Morgan worked as an intern with the Philadelphia Immigration Court. Morgan is fluent in German and conversant in Spanish.


Articles By Morgan Hangartner

Green Card Through Cancellation of Removal (Non-LPR): Who Qualifies?
If you've lived in the U.S. for ten years, have good moral character, and meet other requirements, you might be able to defend against deportation and receive a green card.
When Children Can Immigrate to the U.S. With Their Parents as "Derivatives"
Here is when you can take the derivative visa route to immigrate and when you cannot.
In Removal Proceedings: Who Can Apply for Adjustment of Status Based on Family?
If you are undocumented but recently married a U.S. citizen or your priority date to immigrate through a family member has become current, you might be able to adjust status (get a green card) while in removal proceedings.
Who May Be Found Inadmissible and Denied a Green Card for Income Reasons, as a Likely Public Charge
One of the most common barriers to getting a green card is what's called "inadmissibility," and public charge is one of the grounds for this.
Do I Really Need to Carry My Green Card With Me?
Section 264(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (I.N.A.) requires all lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to have “at all times” official evidence of LPR status.
Second Chances If Naturalization Not Approved at First USCIS Interview
There are many reasons why an officer might be unable to approve an application for U.S. citizenship at the first naturalization interview.
What If I Change My Mind About Petitioning for My Family Member to Immigrate?
If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and thinking about petitioning for a family member who wants to immigrate, you may be wondering what happens if you change your mind.
Does Your Parent or Relative Qualify for a Disability Exception to the Citizenship Test?
If you are helping a parent or relative apply for U.S. citizenship (naturalization), particularly if that person is elderly or has medical problems, you might be concerned that he or she will not be able to take and pass the citizenship test.
How Checking Citizen or National on Form I-9 Can Ruin Your Chance for a Green Card
If you have ever taken a salaried job in the U.S., you probably filled out a  Form I-9.
Possible Defenses to Deportation of an Undocumented Alien
If you are “undocumented” and are in “removal” proceedings, a few legal defenses are available.