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Federal Agents Accused of Using Marriage Interviews as an “Immigration Trap”

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is pursuing a series of complaints that immigration officials illegally detained immigrants following marriage interviews for permanent residency. These interviews are a part of obtaining a “green card” for a citizen’s immigrant spouse, which allows a non-citizen to stay in the United States legally. However, just after the finish Read More

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As The Supreme Court Term Begins, What’s in Store for Immigration Law?

With October 3rd marking the beginning of the Supreme Court’s latest term, the eight current Supreme Court Justices entered session to begin work on a full slate of cases. Notably missing from the docket is a re-hearing of U.S. v. Texas, the case involving President Obama’s executive actions that would allow millions of immigrants to Read More

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Guarding Against Accusations of Marriage Fraud in Immigration Cases

U.S. immigration law allows foreign national spouses of American citizens and legal permanent residents (LPRs) to enter the country and apply for LPR status. However, the law assumes that these marriages are legitimate. U.S. citizenship is a highly valued commodity and people all over the world are clamoring for legal status within the U.S. So, Read More

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Sponsoring a Marital Partner for Immigration with a K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa

The world has never been smaller, and it’s never been easier for people from different countries to meet and fall in love. If you’ve given your heart to a foreign national, you can also bestow the benefits of legal permanent resident (LPR) status. The K-1 visa application is for American citizens who wish to bring Read More

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Immigration Consequences of Criminal and Fraudulent Conduct
The immigration consequences of criminal or fraudulent conduct can be harsh and often illogical. Even a very minor offense could have a dramatic immigration consequence, including deportation, detention without bond, being denied naturalization, a visa or re-entry into the United States. Likewise, the use of fake or fraudulent documents, aliases, and other misrepresentations can have similar immigration consequences. Kerry Bretz and Bretz & Coven have been counseling non-citizen criminal defendants, as well as their lawyers, for over 20 years. We have a long history of strategizing deportation and removal defenses, as well as applications for waivers, in very complicated cases.

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"Was trying to get Green Card since about 7 years. Finally when I switched to this law firm I was able to get green card very fast with great confidence. Big thanks to Eileen, Kerry, Manjit and Olga." - Dinesh, Kansas

""With an extensive criminal history: over 14 arrests, 2 State prison bids and several felony convictions no lawyer wanted my case in 2010. Thanks to the experts at Bretz & Coven who worked diligently and with precision, today I am a United States citizen." - E.A. Brooklyn, NY

"Absolutely one the best, if not the best immigration attorneys. They helped from start to finish in my green card process. At no point was I blind-sided by anything. Simply amazing!" - Leon B. Jersey City,

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