My spouse is illegal

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

One of the most common phone calls we receive, is someone saying “My spouse is illegal.” or “I want to get papers for my wife.” First off, the proper term for someone who is here without proper immigration status is that they are “undocumented”. Yes, undocumented persons can sometimes obtain documents and become a permanent…

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Do not get scammed with phony immigration services!

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

As the article below states: “Under state and federal law, only lawyers or representatives accredited by the Justice Department can represent people before the immigration authorities. Anyone providing immigration services must also comply with strict rules governing contracts and advertising.” Turns out the greencard scammer in the article below was neither. Immigration fraud is a…

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Surprise! You’re not a citizen.

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/oct/09/american-nightmare/ This news story details the difficulty that one Canadian born San Diegan has had trying to establish his citizenship after mistakenly believing he’d become a US citizen 50 years ago.  Without proof of US citizenship or a greencard, Mr. Gould is now at risk of lossing both his Social Security benefits, and being deported to…

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