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Happy Veterans Day!

November 11, 2015

Filed under: Holidays,Military,Uncategorized — drgump @ 7:01 pm

The Law Offices of Richard A. Gump, Jr. wants to say thank you to all of our country’s veterans.

In 2010, the Department of Defense launched several of initiatives to assist military members, veterans and their families navigate our complex immigration system. This included assistance with naturalization as well as other immigration benefits. Active duty members of the U.S. Armed Services (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard), individuals serving in the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve and individuals who previously served, as well as their family members are all eligible to benefit from these initiatives. One of the forms of relief for these individuals is “parole in place”. Parole may be granted to individuals who are already in the U.S., thus allowing them to adjust their status, even if they entered the U.S. illegally. Absent a criminal conviction or other serious adverse factors, parole in place is generally granted to spouses, parents and children of current and former military members.

One of our most rewarding cases was assisting a U.S. citizen in the Army obtain a green card for his wife before he was deployed to Afghanistan. His wife’s status in the U.S. weighed heavily on his mind and her ability to obtain a green card based on his military service enabled him to focus his attention on his military service.