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The End of DACA - What Now?

Posted by Christopher Keen | Sep 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

There have been a lot of rumors surrounding the possible cancellation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as “DACA”, since Donald Trump became President in January of this year. Today in a brief news conference, the Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that DACA would indeed be c...

Should I renew my Utah Driver Privilege Card?

Posted by Christopher Keen | Sep 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

People who need to renew their Utah Driving Privilege Cards may want to think twice given the many arrests by people who have recently renewed their cards.  The Utah Driver Privilege Card was created to bring immigrants out of the shadows, to improve safety on the streets.  Allowing those who may...

Preparing for the Immigration Interview

Posted by Christopher Keen | Aug 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Marriage based adjustment of status interviews So youve submitted your paperwork, done the biometrics, paid the fees, and finally youve received the notice that your interview with USCIS is scheduled.  What now?   First off, read the appointment notice / instruction letter.  This letter com...

How can I get a work Permit?

Posted by Christopher Keen | Aug 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are a variety of visas for different purposes. In the context of this article, there are not many, if any options for an employer who has an undocumented employee working for him or her to sponsor them to become legal. However, sometimes a particular employee may have a situation that meets an exception.

If I get divorced, will I lose my greencard?

Posted by Christopher Keen | Aug 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The answer is no, not if the marriage was entered into in good faith.  A US Citizen marries a foreign national.  We know that marriage alone does not give any legal immigration status to her spouse.  She then files a petition for him and he ultimately becomes a Lawful Conditional Resident as oppo...

Could I be deported if I have a Greencard?

Posted by Christopher Keen | Aug 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The answer is YES.   If youre not a US Citizen, you can probably be deported based on your conduct.  Those who have a “greencard” in the United States, or more accurately called “Lawful Permanent Residents” or “LPRs” can be deported for several different reasons.  Some of the ways are:   ...

Expungements Part III

Posted by Christopher Keen | Jul 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

EXPUNGEMENT AND IMMIGRATION LAW Why doesnt expungement work for immigration law? Expungements arent recognized by immigration law, generally speaking.  This is because in immigration law, a conviction that is erased or expunged merely because the individual has behaved during probation and ...

EXPUNGEMENTS PART II

Posted by Christopher Keen | Jul 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Expungements have taken a more significant role for immigrants.  With enforcement taking a center stage in politics, non-citizens with criminal convictions may be exposed to immigration consequences that are very severe. See my blog Part I on Expungements for the basics.   Part II discusses...

Why Immigrants Need an Attorney

Posted by Christopher Keen | Jul 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Immigration law is pretty complex. It may seem at first like just a few simple forms to submit, but it is not as easy as it may seem. Sometimes determining what exactly you are eligible for is very tough, and only an experienced immigration attorney can help. In immigration law, paying an attorney can sometimes save you lots of money and lots of time. Think twice before proceeding without a lawyer.

Special Immigration Juvenile (SIJ)

Posted by Christopher Keen | Jul 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Young people in the U.S. who are undocumented and who do not have parents here may qualify for a special status and may become lawful permanent residents. There is a process to go through that must be started before the child becomes a certain age.

My US Citizen child is finally 21!  Can he or she apply to get me legal?

Posted by Christopher Keen | Jul 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many non-US Citizen parents of Citizen children have heard that their child can petition for them at the age of 21. But many do not understand that there is more to the process. If the parent has not maintained lawful status, or has worked without authorization, unless an exception applies he or she may be ineligible to become a lawful permanent resident.

New Citizens Fuel the American Dream

Posted by Christopher Keen | Dec 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

 Earlier this month I had the pleasure – and I say that sincerely – the pleasure of attending a naturalization ceremony in Salt Lake City Utah.  There was standing room only as many guests had come to see their friends and family take the oath to become a US Citizen.  Nearly 200 immigrants became...

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“My father was a U.S. citizen, but I was born in another country.” Everyone in the government kept telling me I didn’t belong in the U.S., that I should give up and go “home” to the U.K. Immigration kept trying to get rid of me, and even issued a deportation order. Luckily, I found Keen Law Offices. Mr. Keen was the only person who believed I was a citizen; he fought my case, and after a long battle, Immigration gave in. They even issued me a certificate stating that I was a U.S. citizen since birth!”Stephen, Immigration Client

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