What Does INS Recognize as a Marriage?

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30th Aug 2000

Because many people seek to become a permanent resident through marriage, it is important to know what INS considers a “marriage”. INS will investigate the legal bona fides of the marriage. There are severe consequences if the INS determines that … more

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Federal Courts Strike Down INS’ Right to “Denaturalize” U.S. Citizen

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23rd Aug 2000

The Federal appellate courts in Gorbach v. Reno , have upheld an injunction against the Immigration and Naturalization Service from initiating or continuing denaturalization proceedings against naturalized United States citizens. This important development means that if you or any person … more

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Court Overturns INS’ Decision On Employment Based (EB-2) Cases

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16th Aug 2000

In May of 2000 the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an important decision in the case of Chintakuntla v. INS (Case No.: C-99-5211), granting rights for reconsideration of certain EB-2 petitions which had been summarily … more

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INS No Longer Has The Power to Take Away Your Citizenship

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9th Aug 2000

Amendments to the Immigration and Nationality Act both in 1990 and 1996 provided the INS with the opportunity to reopen the naturalization proceedings of those who have already been naturalized, in an attempt to revoke said naturalization. If one’s naturalization … more

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Landmark Court Decision Rejects INS’ Position Regarding Expungements of Criminal Convictions

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4th Aug 2000

In a landmark decision, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, August 1, 2000 overturned the controversial 1999 decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) in Matter of Roldan, Int. Dec. 3377. As a result of this momentous … more

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