Are you thinking about getting married? Do you or your potential spouse have a pending application with USCIS for an immigration benefit? If you answered yes, talk to your attorney before “taking the plunge.” A change in your marital status could affect your immigration case.
Here are a few tips for dealing with the National Visa Center:
* NEVER send original documents to the NVC, only send copies.
* Make sure to submit all documents in one package.
* Pick one method for submitting you packet- either email or mail. Never do both and stick with your chosen method throughout the process.
* Submit all pages of any required forms, even if they are blank.
Jennifer recently hosted a community meeting at Bridges High School. Aspen Public Radio did a segment on the meeting, which you can listen to here. Bottom line is KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! You can pick up a Know Your Rights card at our office during regular business hours, 9:00 to 5:00.
TO REPORT RECENT ICE ACTIVITY OR POLICE/ICE COLLABORATION, PLEASE CALL CIRC’s HOTLINE at 844-864-8341. Leave a message with your name, city/town where you live, phone number, and brief summary of the story. Someone will be in touch with you within 5 business days. CIRC DOES NOT HAVE ATTORNEYS ON THE HOTLINE AND CANNOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE.
TU VOZ ES EL PODER, COLORADO TE ESCUCHA (Your Voice is Power, Colorado is Listening) is a project to collect stories of recent police/ICE collaborations and ICE activities in order to monitor what ICE is doing, see how new policies are impacting communities & their trust in the police, and gather evidence to support long term policy changes that further limit collaboration between local law enforcement and ICE.
CIRC’s ICE incident hotline – 844-864-8341 – is coordinated by a statewide network of volunteers trained to document testimonies of ICE/police interactions and to support individuals to navigate and fight their own deportation cases. If you would like to become a documenter, please contact Sophia Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To Qualify for DACA, You Must Meet the Following Criteria:
- You must have been under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012
- Came to the United States under the age of sixteen
- Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007
- Are currently residing in the United States at the time of application to USCIS
- Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012
- Are currently in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a general education development certificate, or are honorably discharged veterans of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States
- Have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety
Please contact us for more information about the procedure: 970-945-5111