The Labor Certification Nightmare and How to Avoid It or Escape the Delay

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28th May 1999

For most persons who are being petitioned by an Employer, a labor certification application is a necessary first step. Under the traditional method, the labor certification is first filed with the local SESA (state employment security agency–in California, the Employment … more

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Filipinos Win Asylum Cases at Court of Appeals

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17th May 1999

In two decisions that were way too long in the making, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and granted political asylum to two Filipinos due to NPA persecution. The … more

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Relief from Deportation Under the Torture Convention

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11th May 1999

The United States Department of Justice has finally implemented new regulations governing the United States’ participation in the “Convention Against Torture,” (“CAT”). Under the new regulations, people in Deportation (Removal) Proceedings may seek “withholding” or “deferral” of their removal if … more

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BIA Says Expungements Are Non-Effective For Immigration Purposes

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3rd May 1999

On March 3, 1999, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) decided in In re Mauro ROLDAN, that under the statutory definition of “conviction” as provided in the Immigration and Nationality Act, no effect is to be given in immigration proceedings … more

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