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Posted by Christopher Keen | Nov 09, 2022 |
First off, read the appointment notice and “Naturalization Interview Document Checklist”. The appointment notice comes on a form I-797C Notice of Action, a form similar to others you may have received. It will be titled “REQUEST FOR APPLICANT TO APPEAR FOR NATURALIZATION INITIAL INTERVIEW”. ...
Posted by Christopher Keen | Apr 21, 2022 |
I believe that a plea statement can be crafted that will avoid serious immigration consequences for someone charged with Aggravated Assault. It will not avoid all problems for all non-US Citizens, such as possible delays when travelling and trying to reenter the country, triggering an additional...
Posted by Unknown | Apr 21, 2022 |
By Joseph King
Keen Law Offices, L.L.C.
Information and Resources for Ukrainians
Global emergencies or wars can displace millions of refugees across the globe. Recently, Keen Law Offices has been receiving calls asking for urgent emergency immigra...
Posted by Christopher Keen | Apr 20, 2022 |
Whether it's your first time meeting with an attorney, or not knowing what to expect at a consultation is important. Know how to prepare and what to expect by reviewing this article.
Posted by Christopher Keen | Mar 29, 2022 |
If you want to find out your case status at USCIS or need to know processing times, this information will be useful.
Posted by Christopher Keen | Mar 18, 2022 |
What does “discretion” mean in the immigration process?
“I am eligible for Adjustment of Status legally, so will I get approved automatically?”
Whenever I meet with clients, I first go over the options they have. What types of relief or visas are they eligible for? After we discuss those opti...
Posted by Christopher Keen | Aug 04, 2020 |
The record of conviction includes the Information or Indictment, the plea agreement, the Verdict and the Sentence. If a statute is divisible, and only part of the statute prohibits conduct that affects immigration law, then the record of conviction should be consulted.
Posted by Christopher Keen | May 21, 2020 |
Biometrics is a necessary step in many immigration processes. Be prepared for your appointment and take care of this on time!
Posted by Christopher Keen | May 02, 2020 |
ICE Holds can be scary when your loved one gets one. Involve an attorney soon to get the best results!
Posted by Christopher Keen | Apr 09, 2020 |
With the release of new public charge rules, many have questions about how collecting unemployment will affect their immigration process. This article discusses COVID-19 and unemployment issues related to the public charge issue.
Posted by Christopher Keen | Dec 22, 2019 |
ICE Detention Centers
For several years, ICE had an arrangement with the Utah County Jail to house their detainees. However that contract was not renewed. When ICE arrests someone in Utah, they usually move them to Cache County Jail in Logan for a short time. then they move individuals to ano...
Posted by Christopher Keen | Aug 10, 2018 |
What is an H-2B?
A temporary work visa good for up to 10 months and renewable for three years.
Posted by Christopher Keen | Jul 17, 2018 |
Many of our detained clients are picked up by ICE. Because ICE does not have a long-term facility to house detained immigrants, they transfer them to facilities out of state. We have most of our clients moved to facilities in Las Vegas including the Henderson Detention Center and to Denver Colora...
Posted by Christopher Keen | Jul 13, 2018 |
In order to continue giving clients the best service possible, attorneys must stay up to date on the latest cutting-edge knowledge available. Founding attorney, Chris Keen, is not left behind. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association, also known as AILA, almost every year a...
Posted by Christopher Keen | Jul 06, 2018 |
In a shocking turn of events, USCIS released a policy memorandum dated June 28, 2018 (PM-602-0050.1), “Updated Guidance for the Referral of Cases and Issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs) in Cases Involving Inadmissible and Deportable Aliens” on 7/6/2018 that indicates those who apply for a benefi...
Posted by Christopher Keen | Jun 30, 2018 |
In Utah, there is a favorite conviction that many attorneys suggest to their clients as an alternative to other charges. Disorderly Conduct, Utah Code Annotated 76-9-102, can be a class C Misdemeanor or an infraction. This conviction in no way triggers inadmissibility under the Immigration and ...
Posted by Christopher Keen | Jun 19, 2018 |
In order to get a green card from within the United States, one can have a close relative petition for them, and then must file to "adjust" their status. The law requires that in order to adjust status, there must be a type of legal entry into the U.S. This means that someone who did not go thr...
Posted by Christopher Keen | Jan 15, 2018 |
DACA is back, at least for the time being. If you qualify, you need to act immediately to benefit.
Posted by Christopher Keen | Nov 27, 2017 |
After you plead guilty and are sentenced by a judge in justice court or district court in the Fourth District, there will usually be several requirements you need to comply with or risk getting put in jail. I have below outlines some of the most common.
If the judge suspended any j...
Posted by Christopher Keen | Sep 15, 2017 |
Most US Citizens have a misunderstanding of what it takes to become a Citizen. In fact, many people who arent familiar with the process think that if a US Citizen marries somebody who is from another country, that the new spouse automatically becomes a US Citizen. ABSOLUTELY NOT! It is not an...
Posted by Christopher Keen | Sep 14, 2017 |
Some DACA holders who received DACA before turning 18 have options to qualify for other types of visas. When facing the end of DACA, all options should be explored.
Posted by Christopher Keen | Sep 05, 2017 |
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...
Posted by Christopher Keen | Sep 01, 2017 |
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...
Posted by Christopher Keen | Aug 29, 2017 |
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...
Posted by Christopher Keen | Aug 26, 2017 |
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.