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Five Common Mistakes U.S. Immigrants Make

Hello! My name is Marina of Shepelsky Law Group, and I have been a U.S. immigration attorney for 20 years. Today, I want to help you avoid common mistakes that many immigrants make. This information is important for your stay in the United States.

1. Not Understanding Visa Requirements

One of the most common immigration mistakes is not understanding the specific requirements and restrictions of your visa.

It is important to know the rules for your visa. If you stay too long, it can cause problems. Always check the end date on your visa and plan ahead.

2. Failing to Maintain Proper Documentation

Failing to keep your paperwork in order is among the most common immigration mistakes, leading to unnecessary stress and potential legal issues.

Keep all your documents safe and up-to-date. This includes your passport, visa, and any other important papers. Make copies of everything.

Not seeking proper legal advice when needed is a common immigration mistake that can result in missed opportunities and avoidable problems.

Immigration laws are complex. If you have questions, ask a lawyer. They can help you understand your rights and options. Get a lawyer to file your asylum case or employment green card. It’s not common sense.

4. Not Learning English

Learning English will help you in many ways. It makes it easier to find a job, talk to people, and understand important information. There are many free or low-cost classes available.

5. Ignoring Tax Obligations

You must pay taxes if you work in the U.S. This is important for your legal status. Make sure you understand how to file your taxes every year. Don’t commit tax fraud. 

Avoiding these mistakes can make your life in the U.S. much easier. If you need help, do not hesitate to reach out to a professional. Thank you for reading!

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By being aware of these common immigration mistakes, you can better navigate the complexities of living and working in the United States.

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