Taylor Karam (formerly Jameson)


Taylor Karam has dedicated her entire career to representing the indigent and immigrants. She is currently a staff attorney at Legal Services of Eastern Michigan in Flint, Michigan where she specializes in immigration, unemployment, and general civil litigation. Prior to working in legal aid, Taylor served for four years at the International Institute of Akron, a nonprofit legal services provider in Akron, Ohio, where she specialized in family-based immigration and deportation/removal defense. In her spare time, Taylor enjoys hiking, kayaking, gardening, and spending time with her daughter and dog.

Articles By Taylor Karam (formerly Jameson)

Paid an Immigration Bond? How to Get Money Back
If you paid money so your friend or relative would be released from detention, and to make sure the person shows up for court proceedings, how do you get the bond money back when court is over?
What's an Aggravated Felony According to U.S. Immigration Law?
If the term “aggravated felony” sounds it refers like a serious crime, it should. Any noncitizen convicted of an aggravated felony will lose the right to many types of immigration benefits.
U Visas for Crime Victims Assisting Law Enforcement: Who Is Eligible
U.S. visas are available for crime victims who provide helpful information to investigating authorities
Chart: What to Expect When Sponsoring a Fiancé or Spouse for a Green Card
Find out how long it takes to get a fiancé or spouse visa--and how to do it.
How Do I Request a Bond Hearing in an Immigration Case?
It is up to you to request bond. Unlike your immigration court proceeding, you do not receive information from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or the Immigration Court regarding your bond hearing.
Will a U Visa Ever Lead to a Green Card?
If you have received a U visa as a victim of a serious crime assisting law enforcement, you might be able to adjust your status to “permanent resident” (and receive your green card) after three years of continuous presence in the United States.
Can I Get a U.S. Passport at My Naturalization Oath Ceremony?
After receiving your Naturalization Certificate, you can apply for a U.S. passport at the oath ceremony location.
How the USCIS Interviewer Will Approve or Deny an N-648 Disability Waiver
If you are helping a relative apply for U.S. citizenship (naturalization), and have requested a disability-based waiver of the citizenship exam, how will USCIS decide whether to approve or deny the request?
Why Did I Get a USCIS Notice of Intent to Revoke Petition for My Overseas Spouse or Family?
Salvaging a visa petition after receiving a NOIR is difficult, but not impossible.
If You've Received Public Benefits, Leaving U.S. Risks Being Refused Reentry
Though green card holders are eligible for some public benefits, that doesn’t make receiving them risk-free.