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Government faces lawsuit for detention of green card applicants

Some people in Texas might be concerned that an attempt to obtain a green card could result in deportation instead. When a man in New Jersey who was an undocumented immigrant went to his appointment at Immigration and Customs Enforcement to apply for a green card, he was instead placed in a detention center. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey and the New York Civil Liberties Union have filed a lawsuit against the government because of the man's detention.

Applying for a fiancé visa? Beware of these challenges.

In 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services received more than 55,000 applications for K-1 fiancé visas. Of these applications, more than 20,500 were refused. The K-1 visa rejection rate has been climbing in recent years—representing one of the highest refusal rates of any U.S. visa.

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