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Why do I need the I-693 form?

Posted by Christopher Keen | Feb 13, 2024 | 0 Comments

The I-693 form is required for most green card applicants to prove that they are admissible into the country. There are rules regarding what makes someone inadmissible, outlined in the Immigration and Nationality Act. Someone can be inadmissible on grounds from criminal history, national security concerns health issues, and a variety of other conditions. By submitting this form, it can be determined if someone fulfills the health qualifications; health can be ruled out as a concern for inadmissibility. Most people submit this form with their application to change immigration status (their green card application).

Refugee Resources

Posted by Unknown | Apr 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Refugee Resources  By Joseph King  Associate Attorney  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...

Consultation FAQ

Posted by Christopher Keen | Apr 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

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.

"Discretion" in Immigration Law

Posted by Christopher Keen | Mar 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

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...

The Record of Conviction and immigration law

Posted by Christopher Keen | Aug 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

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.

Public Charge and Unemployment

Posted by Christopher Keen | Apr 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

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.

ICE Detention Centers near Utah

Posted by Christopher Keen | Dec 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

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...

Nevada and Colorado Detention Centers

Posted by Christopher Keen | Jul 17, 2018 | 3 Comments

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...

2018 American Immigration Lawyer’s Association

Posted by Christopher Keen | Jul 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

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...

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 Greencard Marriage-based 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...

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