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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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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: 06/20/2014

 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. &nb ...
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SUPREME COURT DENIES PRIORITY DATE RETENTION TO AGED-OUT CHILDREN   SUPREME COURT DENIES PRIORITY DATE RETENTION TO AGED-OUT CHILDREN
Posted: 06/12/2014

On Monday, June 9, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio, the class action Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) lawsuit.  The Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and found it appropriate instead to defer t ...

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The Truth About Voluntary Departure   The Truth About Voluntary Departure
Posted: 06/04/2014

 By Attorneys Devin M. Connolly & Nancy E. Miller 

For an alien in removal proceedings, the concept of Voluntary Departure sounds like a pretty good consolation prize.  They may not get a green card, but at least they are not being ordered deported.  There is some truth to tha ...
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IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED: OPTIONS AFTER THE DENIAL OF AN APPLICATION FOR A WAIVER    IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED: OPTIONS AFTER THE DENIAL OF AN APPLICATION FOR A WAIVER
Posted: 05/27/2014

By Attorneys Gregory J. Boult & Nancy E. Miller

The already difficult process of immigrating to the United States can be greatly complicated and delayed when the government decides that the noncitizen is inadmissible – a finding which often necessitates the filing of an application for a wa ...
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Permanent Resident Status Still Possible After Petitioner’s Death   Permanent Resident Status Still Possible After Petitioner’s Death
Posted: 05/20/2014

By Attorneys Devin M. Connolly and Nancy E. Miller 

Losing a beloved family member is very difficult.  But for some prospective immigrants to the U.S., the death adds additional anguish when they learn that they are no longer eligible for permanent resident status (green card).  This d ...
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New Immigration Rule to Allow Some H-4 Spouses to Work in the U.S.   New Immigration Rule to Allow Some H-4 Spouses to Work in the U.S.
Posted: 05/13/2014

 By Attorneys Joseph I. Elias & Nancy E. Miller

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced that it will be publishing new regulations permitting some H-4 spouses to obtain work authorization. The proposed regulations are expected to be published within the next few weeks an ...
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GREEN CARDS:  EXPIRATION, RENEWAL, AND REPLACEMENT   GREEN CARDS: EXPIRATION, RENEWAL, AND REPLACEMENT
Posted: 05/06/2014

 By Attorneys Gregory J. Boult & Nancy E. Miller 

An individual who immigrates to the United States receives proof of their lawful permanent resident status by way of a document commonly referred to as a “green card.”  Generally, most green cards are issued for a validi ...
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Fighting Summary Removal Via a Credible or Reasonable Fear Claim   Fighting Summary Removal Via a Credible or Reasonable Fear Claim
Posted: 04/29/2014

By Attorneys Steven J. Malm and Nancy E. Miller

It is hard to go to the judge to explain why you are afraid to go home.  It is even harder when you don’t get a chance to tell your story because you are not eligible for a hearing.  However, an increasing number of people have avoided s ...
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The Necessity Of Being Represented By An Immigration Attorney   The Necessity Of Being Represented By An Immigration Attorney
Posted: 04/23/2014

 The ability to lawfully live and work in the United States is a dream of so many people.  The fulfillment of this dream requires the aspiring immigrant to navigate the United States’ immigration laws, which are considered to be a very confusing and complex area of law.  However ...

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Staying Removal After A Final Order of Deportation   Staying Removal After A Final Order of Deportation
Posted: 04/16/2014

 By Attorneys Frances E. Arroyo and Nancy E. Miller

Being ordered removed from the United States is one of the most frightening events non-citizens will ever experience.  Once the removal order becomes final, Immigration & Customs Enforcement “ICE” can take steps to execute ...
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Current Issues & Recent Developments in K Visas   Current Issues & Recent Developments in K Visas
Posted: 04/08/2014

By Attorneys Ben Loveman & Nancy E. Miller

Immigrating through marriage is a very common way to get a green card.  Once a U.S. citizen and an alien agree to marry each other, they must work out the details of when and where to marry and how the immigration of the non-citizen fits into their ...
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Don’t Miss Your Green Card While Waiting for Immigration Reform   Don’t Miss Your Green Card While Waiting for Immigration Reform
Posted: 04/03/2014

 By Attorneys Frances E. Arroyo and Nancy E. Miller 


There are numerous immigration avenues to a green card currently in place. Immigrants with a pathway to legal status should pursue it now.  Under one immigration reform proposal, undocumented immigrants will have to wait 10 years t ...
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Fiance Visa v. Spouse Petition:  Which Should I Choose?   Fiance Visa v. Spouse Petition: Which Should I Choose?
Posted: 03/28/2014

 ByAttorneys Steven J. Malm and Nancy E. Miller
Falling in love and planning to marry is a wonderful but complicated event in two people’s lives.  It is even more complicated when one-half of the couple will have to relocate to the United States.  The question most frequently ask ...

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Important Changes to Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver   Important Changes to Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
Posted: 03/19/2014

By Attorneys Devin M. Connolly & Nancy E. Miller 

The Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver became a reality in 2013.  Many people have already benefited and experienced a positive change in their lives because of it.  Recent changes mean that even more people will be eligible for t ...
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Visiting the United States Despite Being Inadmissible   Visiting the United States Despite Being Inadmissible
Posted: 03/11/2014

 By Attorneys Devin M. Connolly & Nancy E. Miller

 
Visiting the United States is more complicated than just making airline and hotel reservations.  In order to enter the United States, the non-citizen must not have any grounds of inadmissibility.  The Immigration & Nationa ...
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Time to File DACA Renewals   Time to File DACA Renewals
Posted: 03/04/2014

 By AttorneysNancy E. Miller & Joseph Elias

We are fast approaching the second anniversary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) grants. A DACA grant is only valid for two years and must be renewed for a continuation of deferred action. Deferred action provides the immigrant with ...
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