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IMMIGRANT RIGHTS: Weigh your legal options

Friday, March 10, 2017

"A lot of people have immigration options, but it's hard to understand what they are and find out if you qualify.

In fact, research suggests that over 1.5 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. may be eligible for an existing immigration benefit — they just don't realize it. It doesn't help that the immigration law is so complex and that finding good legal help can be difficult.

But the more that people understand their immigration options, the better we can protect ourselves and our communities.

Knowledge is power. If you are undocumented, get expert advice — maybe you qualify for an immigration status but don't know it. A great starting point that won't cost you anything is www.immi.org, where you can take an online interview to understand your immigration options, learn about your rights, and connect to trusted nonprofit legal programs that can help you for free or at a low cost...."

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