Approved Waiver of Inadmissibility (Form I-601) – January 13, 2018

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13th Jan 2018

Committing fraud or a material misrepresentation results in a lifetime bar! Fortunately, a green card may still be possible by showing ‘extreme hardship’ to a spouse or parent. But waivers are not easy. Consult an experienced immigration attorney that specializes in waivers. more

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Immigration Options After Termination of TPS

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12th Jan 2018

On January 8, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced the termination of Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) designation for El Salvador with a delayed effective date of 18 months or TPS ending on September 9, 2019. Last year, DHS also terminated TPS designation for Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan. While the recent DHS decision was not unanticipated, it is a troubling sign from the Trump Administration that TPS designation for other countries may come to an end. more

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Recreational Marijuana Is Now Legal In California—How Are Non-Citizens Affected?

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11th Jan 2018

In California, Prop 64 took effect January 1, 2018, allowing recreational marijuana use for adults over age 21 and the state has allowed medicinal use of marijuana for several years. However, the relevant federal laws have not changed. You won’t be facing time in county jail or state prison for your recreational use of pot. But that doesn’t mean you won’t end up in federal prison, as Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced that despite conflicting local laws, federal drug laws will be vigorously enforced. more

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Approved Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver (I-601A) – January 11, 2018

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Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers have been very helpful to many people. It significantly reduces the length of time a person is out of the U.S. and separated from their family. more

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The Return of DACA

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10th Jan 2018

A federal judge in California has issued a nationwide injunction ordering President Trump and his administration to continue parts of the DACA program. more

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Approved Petition for Parent of U.S. Citizen (I-130) – January 9, 2018

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9th Jan 2018

It is still possible for U.S. citizens to petition their parents for green cards. It is true that this may change, so file the petitions now before any new laws are passed that take away benefits. more

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Approved Petition from Employer (EB-3) – January 8, 2018

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8th Jan 2018

President Trump keeps talking about merit-based immigration. For many people, it is already possible to get a green card based on their education and experience. more

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Approved I-140 Petition – January 6, 2018 

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6th Jan 2018

Our client’s EB-3 petition has been approved. Her and her family can now be granted their green cards based on her professional abilities. more

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Becoming A U.S. Citizen Despite A Not-Perfect Past

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5th Jan 2018

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.  more

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Approved Extension of Nonimmigrant Status (B-2) – January 4, 2018

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4th Jan 2018

Requesting an extension of your nonimmigrant status can be difficult. Consult an experienced immigration attorney. more

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