About the Author

Farrah Elchahal Salman is the owner of FES Immigration Law. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida and in the State of Illinois. Farrah is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association, and the Network of Arab-American Lawyers of ADC. She speaks English, Spanish, and Arabic.


Deportable Offenses for Permanent Residents/Green Card Holders
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Deportable Offenses for Permanent Residents/Green Card Holders

All immigrants, including those with green cards, can be deported if they violate U.S. immigration laws. The most common reason for a Permanent Resident to be placed into removal proceedings or deported is because there is evidence that they have been convicted of a crime. However, this is a generality, as some criminal offenses do…

Becoming a US Citizen Part 2: What happens once the USCIS Form N-400 Application for Naturalization has been Submitted to Apply for U.S. Citizenship?
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Becoming a US Citizen Part 2: What happens once the USCIS Form N-400 Application for Naturalization has been Submitted to Apply for U.S. Citizenship?

Once an application for naturalization has been accepted, it becomes a very exciting time for a Permanent Resident.  Because most contact with USCIS will be through the mail, it is of the utmost importance for the applicant to keep the same current mailing address throughout the entire naturalization process.  After USCIS receives and reviews the…

Becoming a US Citizen Part 1: Determining a Permanent Resident’s Qualifications for U.S. Citizenship
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Becoming a US Citizen Part 1: Determining a Permanent Resident’s Qualifications for U.S. Citizenship

Naturalization is a voluntary action in which one declares their allegiance to the United States, and is able to exercise their rights, responsibilities, and protections as an American citizen. Becoming a U.S. citizen through naturalization opens up new opportunities for lawful permanent residents (green card holders), and includes the privilege of acquiring a U.S. passport,…