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Deferred enforced departure for South Carolina immigrants

Although deferred enforced departure is not a specific immigration status, people who are covered under the action may not be subject to removal to their home countries. Deferred enforced departure is within the president's discretion and is used as part of the country's foreign relations approach.

What are the different ways to get a green card?

Acquiring a green card is a long-term goal for many immigrants. A green card allows its holder the right to permanently live and work in South Carolina or anywhere else in the United States, even if that person is not yet a citizen. While many people want green cards, not everyone can get one. There are specific criteria on who can and cannot acquire a green card. The most common routes to a green card are through family and work. However, those aren't the only paths.

Asylum decisions

People who have come to South Carolina from their home countries in order to escape persecution often have questions regarding the types of decisions a judge might make in their requests for asylum. Asylum is a type of status that allows the person to remain and work in the United States so the person may legally stay while being protected by the country's laws.

B-1 visa for short business trips

Foreigners who would like to visit South Carolina for business reasons may be eligible to obtain a B-1 visa. A B-1 visa is a temporary visa that allows a business visitor to enter the United States for a period of no more than six months. After six months has gone by, a B-1 visa holder may apply for an extension of their stay. The maximum period allowed for a single B-1 visa visit is usually 1 year.

Combating the removal process

If you are facing or anticipating removal, you likely know how stressful and serious the process can be. You may have a great career or even a business that you own in South Carolina. If you are removed, you may be forced to leave family and friends behind to return to a country where you have few personal connections. Just because you are facing removal, however, does not mean that deportation is inevitable. You may have options to fight the process.

Employment immigration in South Carolina

When foreign investors wish to establish a business in South Carolina, the U.S. immigration laws provide a specific type of allowed employment immigration through obtaining an EB-5 visa. These visas are available to investors who are investing in a new commercial enterprise.

The deportation process

Immigrants in South Carolina may face deportation from the United States for a variety of reasons. Deportation, also referred to as removal, occurs when the U.S. government formally removes a foreign person from the country. After being deported, an individual may be unable to come back to the United States for the rest of their life.

What are the different ways to obtain asylum?

South Carolina residents who are not United States citizens may be curious about how to obtain asylum. Asylum is the process where the United States allows foreign residents to remain in the country to protect them from persecution in their home countries. A person must be physically present in the U.S. to request asylum, and can apply regardless of how the individual arrived or legal immigration status.

Obtaining citizenship in South Carolina

The United States Department of Homeland Security recognizes the important contributions made by non-citizen members of the armed forces, and enlistment in the military may be a step towards citizenship for some immigrants in South Carolina. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services outlines steps that might help military personnel become naturalized.

The T visa in human trafficking cases

Some South Carolina residents may wish to know more about the eligibility requirements for obtaining a T visa. The T visa was developed and created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act. It is a nonimmigrant visa, and its purpose is to protect victims while also investigating human trafficking crimes.

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