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Why Your Criminal Counsel Should Confer With Immigration Counsel   Why Your Criminal Counsel Should Confer With Immigration Counsel
Posted: 10/17/2014

By Attorneys Steven J. Malm and Nancy E. Miller
 
The time to fight removal from the United States on criminal grounds does not begin when the government commences removal proceedings.  The first line of defense comes in criminal court.  Short of dismissal or acquittal, a carefully- ...

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EXPLORING ALTERNATIVES TO H-1B STATUS   EXPLORING ALTERNATIVES TO H-1B STATUS
Posted: 10/09/2014

By Attorneys Gregory J. Boult & Nancy E. Miller

Living and working in the United States is a dream held by many.  One very popular means of reaching this dream is the H-1B visa.  Unfortunately, not everyone who applies for an H-1B visa is successful.  There are more applicants th ...

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The Ongoing Benefits of DACA   The Ongoing Benefits of DACA
Posted: 10/03/2014

By Attorneys Eric Welsh & Nancy E. Miller

Two years ago, the Department of Homeland Security implemented a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a form of immigration relief available to certain qualifying young persons.  Since its implementation, DACA has positivel ...

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Visas for Athletes and Entertainers   Visas for Athletes and Entertainers
Posted: 09/23/2014

By Nancy Miller and Michael Bhotiwihok

Foreign athletes and entertainers who need to temporarily travel to the United States for work often utilize the O and P nonimmigrant visa classifications.

The O visa is available to foreign nationals with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, educatio ...

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LANDMARK CASE REINFORCES AVAILABILITY OF  DOMESTIC ABUSE-RELATED ASYLUM CLAIMS   LANDMARK CASE REINFORCES AVAILABILITY OF DOMESTIC ABUSE-RELATED ASYLUM CLAIMS
Posted: 09/18/2014

By Attorneys Steven J. Malm and Nancy E. Miller

In a recent landmark decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals expanded the availability of asylum for victims of domestic abuse.  Given the recent surge of such claims from Central America, the news comes at an apt time.  Though the decision ...

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Getting a Green Card is Possible Even Without Immigration Reform   Getting a Green Card is Possible Even Without Immigration Reform
Posted: 09/11/2014

By Devin Connolly & Nancy E. Miller

Countless numbers of people are waiting for immigration reform.  They may be personally residing in the United States without lawful status, or they may have family members or close friends in that undesirable position.  The one thing they all have in ...

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The Many Ways of Becoming A U.S. Citizen   The Many Ways of Becoming A U.S. Citizen
Posted: 09/05/2014

By Attorneys Devin Connolly & Nancy E. Miller 

Being granted United States citizenship is a dream-come-true for countless people from around the world.  Though the dream is the same, the paths to actually obtaining U.S. citizenship can vary greatly because there are many different ways ...

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ADAM WALSH WAIVER: When a Petitioner’s Criminal History Matters   ADAM WALSH WAIVER: When a Petitioner’s Criminal History Matters
Posted: 08/29/2014

 By Attorneys Eric R. Welsh & Nancy E. Miller

Usually, criminal history in an immigrant application isfocused on the immigrant applicant and not the petitioner.  The applicant might be inadmissible on account of a conviction for a theft offense, violent crime, or a drug-related crime (a ...

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Opportunity overlooked?  Don’t judge a C-1 visa by its cover   Opportunity overlooked? Don’t judge a C-1 visa by its cover
Posted: 08/21/2014

 By Attorneys Ben Loveman and Nancy E. Miller and Ben Loveman

Every week clients consult with us who erroneously believe that they are not eligible for adjustment of status simply because they entered on a C-1 visa.    The prevailing understanding of the C/D visa category is that the u ...

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Opciones Bajo Las Leyes de Inmigración para Víctimas de Abuso   Opciones Bajo Las Leyes de Inmigración para Víctimas de Abuso
Posted: 08/19/2014

Por: Frances Arroyo   

Ciertas personas sin estatus legal  que han sido víctimas de abuso tienen derecho a ciertas protecciones bajo las leyes de inmigración de los Estados Unidos. La Ley de Violencia Contra las Mujeres (VAWA) es la ley principal que extiende protecciones ...
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OVERCOMING THE DENIAL OF AN IMMIGRANT VISA: UNLOCKING THE CLOSED DOOR   OVERCOMING THE DENIAL OF AN IMMIGRANT VISA: UNLOCKING THE CLOSED DOOR
Posted: 08/14/2014

 By Attorneys Gregory J. Boult & Nancy E. Miller

Applying for an immigrant visa to the United States can be difficult and stressful.  People wait months, years, and sometimes even decades, to attend their immigrant visa interviews.  While many interviews lead to the issuance of an ...

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WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES! - California Misdemeanor Maximum Penalty Reduction from 365 to 364 Days Brings Relief To Some Noncitizens   WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES! - California Misdemeanor Maximum Penalty Reduction from 365 to 364 Days Brings Relief To Some Noncitizens
Posted: 08/05/2014

By Steven J. Malm and Nancy E. Miller

The Governor of California recently signed into law a bill reducing the maximum penalty for misdemeanors from 365 days to 364 days.  The law takes effect on January 1, 2015. The change comes as welcome news to immigrant advocates and many noncitizens with lo ...
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New CSPA Policy Gives Some Children A Second Chance   New CSPA Policy Gives Some Children A Second Chance
Posted: 08/01/2014

 By Ben Loveman & Nancy E. Miller

The Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) has been a hot topic of late and the subject of some good and bad news for parents seeking to reunite with their children in the United States. Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an unfortunate decision denying a ...

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Getting Permanent Resident Status Despite Criminal Convictions   Getting Permanent Resident Status Despite Criminal Convictions
Posted: 07/29/2014

By Attorneys Devin M. Connolly & Nancy E. Miller

A person born outside of the U.S. who has been convicted of a crime may still be eligible for permanent resident status (“Green Card”).  Their criminal history may make their path to permanent resident status more difficult but not ...

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Important Change to Policy on False Claims to Citizenship   Important Change to Policy on False Claims to Citizenship
Posted: 07/24/2014

By Ben Loveman & Nancy E. Miller

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of State (DOS) recently enacted an important change to their interpretation to the law which permanently bans those who have made false claims to being a U.S. citizen.  The change means that persons who ...
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Opciones Para Personas Sin Estatus Legal A Través De La Cancelación De Deportación   Opciones Para Personas Sin Estatus Legal A Través De La Cancelación De Deportación
Posted: 07/23/2014

Por: Frances Arroyo y Robert Reeves

La cancelación de deportación es una ruta hacia la residencia legal permanente en los Estados Unidos por la cual ciertos inmigrantes indocumentados que han vivido en Estados Unidos durante largos períodos de tiempo que tienen lazos familiares p ...

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR LABOR CERTIFICATION OR VISA PETITION HAS BEEN DENIED   WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR LABOR CERTIFICATION OR VISA PETITION HAS BEEN DENIED
Posted: 07/16/2014

By Attorneys Gregory J. Boult & Nancy E. Miller 

With a few exceptions, employment-based immigration begins with the filing of an application for labor certification with the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL). Upon its approval, an immigrant visa petition is submitted to U. S. Citizenship & ...
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ALL HOPE IS NOT LOST:  OVERCOMING VISA PETITION REVOCATION DUE TO INACTION   ALL HOPE IS NOT LOST: OVERCOMING VISA PETITION REVOCATION DUE TO INACTION
Posted: 07/11/2014

By Attorneys Steven J. Malm and Nancy E. Miller

Under United States immigration law, a beneficiary’s failure to act on a current immigrant visa petition carries harsh consequences.  Namely, if following notification of the availability of the visa, the beneficiary fails to apply within one ...

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RELIEF FOR UNACCOMPANIED MINORS   RELIEF FOR UNACCOMPANIED MINORS
Posted: 07/02/2014

By Attorneys Frances E. Arroyo & Nancy E. Miller                 En Español

Thousands of Central American children have been coming to the U.S. in recent months. These children are fleeing economic hardship, gang violence, human trafficking, or ...

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Gotta Fly: How to Fix Wrongful Inclusion in the “No-Fly List”   Gotta Fly: How to Fix Wrongful Inclusion in the “No-Fly List”
Posted: 06/26/2014

By Attorneys Eric R. Welsh & Nancy E. Miller

Air travel is an easy target for comedy: basic human comforts like leg room and blankets become impossible luxuries, food (when it is offered at all) makes fasting seem pleasurable, and security checkpoints are an experience in and of themselves.   ...
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