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Immigration is often in the news, but few people understand who is actually able to apply for a U.S. green card. Many who do apply are denied. This book offers a helpful, step-by-step guide to discovering whether you match one of the green card categories available for people with no U.S. job offers, such as through family relationships, asylum, the visa lottery, and more.

The book takes readers through the entire application process, with the help of handy checklists of required forms and documents, tips for avoiding mistakes and dealing with legal complications and bureaucratic holdups, and sample forms.

This edition is completely revised to reflect the latest laws, contact information, and fees, plus critical new procedural information based on recent actions by the Trump Administration.

This book is not appropriate for people seeking temporary visas to the U.S. (such as tourist or student visas) or work-related green cards.

About the Author

Ilona Bray

Ilona Bray writes how-to books of all sorts, from the practical to the magical. She has degrees in philosophy, law, and East Asian studies, but views the writing process as a chance to be a permanent grad student. She particularly enjoys interviewing experts in a field and weaving their stories and insights into her books.

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