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Hope After an Order of Removal   Hope After an Order of Removal
Posted: 02/09/2016

By Attorneys Anda Kwong & Nancy E. Miller

For some, the path to the American Dream does not go smoothly.  One may have been fighting for status for years only to hear the immigration judge order him removed.   Is it over?  Is there any hope?

Adverse decisions can be appealed to ...

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NINTH CIRCUIT CONTINUES TO NARROW WHICH CRIMES ARE AGGRAVATED FELONY CRIMES OF VIOLENCE   NINTH CIRCUIT CONTINUES TO NARROW WHICH CRIMES ARE AGGRAVATED FELONY CRIMES OF VIOLENCE
Posted: 02/02/2016

By Attorney Nancy E. Miller

Being convicted of a crime that immigration law categorizes as an aggravated felony is devastating.  The relief available to a non-citizen in this situation is extremely limited. An immigrant may face removal even if he has lived here most of his life and even if the ...

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Deferred Action Program to Receive Supreme Court Review   Deferred Action Program to Receive Supreme Court Review
Posted: 01/29/2016

By Attorneys Ben Loveman & Nancy E. Miller

On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court threw a lifeline to the Obama administration’s deferred action programs known as DAPA and expanded DACA (Deferred Action for Parents of U.S. citizens and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, respectively) agreei ...

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Proposed Extension of OPT STEM – Helps Would-Be LPRs   Proposed Extension of OPT STEM – Helps Would-Be LPRs
Posted: 01/19/2016

By: Attorneys Angela K. Ho & Nancy E. Miller

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently proposed a new rule that would allow students in F-1 status or Optional Practical Training (OPT) who have studied in science, technology, engineering or mathematics fields (STEM) to extend the ...

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2016 Begins with Planned Mass Deportations and Stricter Enforcement of the Real ID Act   2016 Begins with Planned Mass Deportations and Stricter Enforcement of the Real ID Act
Posted: 01/12/2016

By Attorneys Gregory J. Boult, Robert L. Reeves & Nancy E. Miller

As the New Year begins, there is hope that comprehensive immigration reform will legalize the status of millions, thus permanently uniting them with their families here in the United States. Unfortunately, the year has not begun on ...

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Resolve to Solve Your Immigration Problems in 2016   Resolve to Solve Your Immigration Problems in 2016
Posted: 01/05/2016

By Attorneys Devin M. Connolly & Nancy E. Miller

The year 2016 is upon us and it is time to look forward and make plans for the upcoming year.  Will 2016 be the year you resolve your immigration problems?  Will 2016 be the year you consult an experienced and knowledgeable immigration fi ...

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Help for Children in Need of Legal Status   Help for Children in Need of Legal Status
Posted: 12/29/2015

By Attorneys Rafael Torres, III & Nancy E. Miller

Children who come to the United States unaccompanied are among the most vulnerable types of persons to arrive in the United States. These children are sometimes all alone and often have suffered mistreatment or abuse in their home country, which p ...

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What to Know Before You Go   What to Know Before You Go
Posted: 12/22/2015

By Devin M. Connolly & Nancy E. Miller

Departing the United States when you are not a U.S. citizen can lead to serious problems upon your attempt to return.  This is true for both lawful permanent residents and for non-citizens with pending applications or non-immigrant visas.

Many lawful per ...

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Obtaining A Green Card Through Employment   Obtaining A Green Card Through Employment
Posted: 12/15/2015

By Attorneys Devin M. Connolly & Nancy E. Miller

A common way to be granted permanent resident status (“Green Card”) in the U.S. is through employment.  Temporary work visas receive a lot of attention and publicity, but it is also possible for employers to sponsor foreign workers ...

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Ending the Long Wait: Suing the Government When it Fails to Timely Act   Ending the Long Wait: Suing the Government When it Fails to Timely Act
Posted: 12/08/2015

By Attorney Gregory J. Boult & Nancy E. Miller

Many individuals seeking an immigration benefit in the United States encounter inexplicably long delays in receiving a final decision on a pending application or petition.  Too often, individuals who find themselves experiencing such a delay are ...

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WHY YOU NEED AN IMIGRATION ATTORNEY WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH A CRIME   WHY YOU NEED AN IMIGRATION ATTORNEY WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH A CRIME
Posted: 12/01/2015

By Attorney Nancy E. Miller of Reeves Miller Zhang & Diza

Committing a crime can get you into a lot of trouble. But entering into a plea agreement in criminal court may get you into even more trouble.  If you don’t know the immigration consequences of the guilty or no-contest plea you ...

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FOR IMMIGRANTS CONTRIBUTION TO AMERICA: A THANK YOU!   FOR IMMIGRANTS CONTRIBUTION TO AMERICA: A THANK YOU!
Posted: 11/24/2015

By: Reeves Miller Zhang & Diza, a PLC

Have you ever considered that America’s most famous icon is an immigrant?  That’s right!  The Statue of Liberty was “born” in France and brought to America by ship.  The quintessential symbol of American liberty and free ...

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FIFTH CIRCUIT SAYS NO TO DAPA – WHAT NOW?   FIFTH CIRCUIT SAYS NO TO DAPA – WHAT NOW?
Posted: 11/17/2015

By Attorney Nancy E. Miller, Reeves Miller Zhang & Diza

Last week we reported that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan had announced that no comprehensive immigration reform bill will be introduced or entertained in the House while President Obama is in the White House.  This week, in keeping w ...

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DO I HAVE ANY HOPE TO GET LEGAL STATUS?   DO I HAVE ANY HOPE TO GET LEGAL STATUS?
Posted: 11/10/2015

By Attorney Nancy E. Miller, Reeves Miller Zhang & Diza

President Obama has repeatedly called for Congress to address the need for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR).  As we head into the holiday season, Paul Ryan, the newly-minted Speaker of the House, responded with what is, essentiall ...

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It Ain’t Over Till The Alien Wins! New Hope For Non-Citizens With Crime of Violence Convictions   It Ain’t Over Till The Alien Wins! New Hope For Non-Citizens With Crime of Violence Convictions
Posted: 11/03/2015

By Attorneys Gregory J. Boult & Nancy E. Miller

Yogi Berra once said “it ain’t over till it’s over”. The truth is, even then, it may not be over.  Many non-citizens have been placed into removal proceedings as a result of a criminal conviction.  If the Department ...

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Becoming A U.S. Citizen Despite A Checkered Past   Becoming A U.S. Citizen Despite A Checkered Past
Posted: 10/27/2015

By Attorneys Devin M. Connolly & Nancy E. Miller

It is no surprise that many people dream of one day becoming a U.S citizen. After all, a person must be a U.S. citizen to vote in elections, file petitions so their parents can immigrate to the U.S., be issued a U.S. passport, etc.  Despite th ...

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SEEKING SAFETY IN THE UNITED STATES   SEEKING SAFETY IN THE UNITED STATES
Posted: 10/20/2015

By Attorneys Amanda C. Kwong & Nancy E. Miller

People seek to enter the United States for many different reasons.  Some come to join family.  Others come for economic opportunity.  Still others come because they are fleeing persecution in their home country. Those who have a well-f ...

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USCIS Issues Proposed Guidance on ‘Extreme Hardship’ and Expansion of the Provisional Waiver Program   USCIS Issues Proposed Guidance on ‘Extreme Hardship’ and Expansion of the Provisional Waiver Program
Posted: 10/13/2015

By Attorneys Ben Loveman & Nancy E. Miller

Two recent developments in the world of ‘extreme hardship’ waivers will allow many more applicants to apply and should result in a higher proportion approval for well-prepared applications.  First, USCIS recently announced that the provi ...

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AM I ELIGIBLE TO NATURALIZE? Avoiding The Pitfalls To Becoming a U.S. Citizen   AM I ELIGIBLE TO NATURALIZE? Avoiding The Pitfalls To Becoming a U.S. Citizen
Posted: 10/06/2015

By Attorneys Gregory J. Boult & Nancy E. Miller

Applying for naturalization (citizenship) is the final step in the immigration process for many immigrants.  While the general requirements to establish eligibility for naturalization appear straight-forward, they often are not.  Many na ...

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Help for Victims of Crimes   Help for Victims of Crimes
Posted: 09/29/2015

By Attorneys Nancy E. Miller and Amanda C. Kwong

No one wants to be a victim of crime.  It often results in the person feeling vulnerable and helpless.  But, if it does happen, the victim may be able to obtain a U –visa under the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act.&n ...

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