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Immigrant Visas

The United States issues two categories of visas: immigrant visas and nonimmigrant visas. Immigrant visas are sought by persons from other countries who wish to immigrate to the United States and live here permanently. Immigrant visas may be pursued for a number of reasons, including but not limited to petitions by U.S. citizens for their relatives from other countries. Nichols Law Offices, PLLC, concentrates in the area of family-based immigrant visas. There is no charge in most cases for the initial consultation.

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How To Get Your Green Card

Green card is a term frequently used to refer to obtaining permanent resident status in the United States of America. It is, for the most part, interchangeable with permanent residency. Nichols Law Offices, PLLC, in Syracuse, concentrates in the area of immigration law, specifically family-based immigration law. There is no charge for the initial consultation in most instances.

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Naturalization

We believe America's greatness is built on its diversity, many different cultures combining to make one great nation. Naturalization is the foundation of this principle. Naturalization is the name we give to the process of becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen. This typically occurs after the fifth year anniversary of obtaining permanent residency, but in some cases it can happen after only three years.

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Bringing Your Spouse Or Fiancé To America

If you are a legal immigrant living and working in upstate New York and are seeking USCIS approval to bring your fiancé/fiancée or spouse to join you in America, there is a specific process that needs to be followed.

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Inadmissibility To Canada/Rehabilitation Applications

Rehabilitation applications are required for individuals who have committed crimes or minor violations considered to be crimes in Canada in the past, and are denied entry to Canada when attempting to enter at the border.

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Bringing Your Same-Sex Partner To America

Windsor v. United States was a landmark Supreme Court case, ending on June 26, 2013, which declared DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) as unconstitutional under the Fifth Amendment. This decision bestows same-sex marriages the same protections and privileges as traditional marriages. Same-sex couples who legally marry may now be sponsored by their U.S. citizen spouse for their green card for the first time ever.

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Fort Drum/Military Personnel

We consider ourselves to be fortunate to have Fort Drum, one of the largest and most significant military bases in the country, in our own backyard. Based in Watertown, New York, Fort Drum is home to thousands of service members and their families, many of whom have questions about immigration rights, which we are happy to answer.

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Immigration: Stalemate on Unifying Separated Immigrant Families

The following is a reflection on Tuesday's online article by "The Hill" - Public Policy Expert: US Faces "Crisis of Governance on Immigration"

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