Tag Archives: US immigration

Q Visa for Cultural Exchange Visitors to the U.S.

What is the Q visa and who qualifies?

The Q-1 Visa was designed to allow foreign individuals to enter the United States to take part in an established international cultural exchange program. The exchange program must be one to provide practical training, employment and sharing of the individual's native culture, history and traditions with...

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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request for USCIS, EOIR, and CBP

The Freedom of Information Act states that any person, U.S. citizen or not, has the right to request access to federal agency records or information. As a result, all federal agencies are required to disclose records when a written request is made. All...

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What is Self-Deportation from the United States?

Should I Self-Deport instead?

Once you are subject to a final Order of Removal, any departure from the United States is deemed to "execute" the Order of Removal. You do not have to wait for ICE to take you into custody to leave the country.  You will be considered deported as of the date...

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