June 22nd, 2018

Being placed into Immigration Court Removal Proceedings begins with the issuance and service of a Notice to Appear, also referred to as an NTA.  The law requires that the NTA state the time and place of the first hearing in court.  In the interest of expediency,  however, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued many NTAs stating that the date and place of that first hearing will be provided at a later time. more

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June 22nd, 2018

The Trump Administration continues to muddy the immigration landscape in the United States through United States Attorney General Sessions’ June 11, 2018 decision on Matter of A-B by determining that victims of domestic violence and gang violence no longer generally qualify for asylum in the United States.    more

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June 21st, 2018

immigration

Hiring foreign workers is a process that should always be taken seriously. It’s true that in 2016, Mexicans accounted for approximately 26% of immigrants in the United States, making them by far the largest foreign-born group in the country. Though … more

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June 19th, 2018

how to find a good immigration attorney

Immigrants make up approximately 13% of the total U.S. population. While many people know how to find a good immigration attorney and expedite their immigration process, some people — both immigrants and native born citizens — don’t quite have a … more

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June 14th, 2018

News of largescale workplace raids conducted by the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) have proliferated the media in recent months. more

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June 8th, 2018

Losing a beloved family member is one of the most difficult times in a person’s life.  And this tragic event can become even more heartbreaking if it also means that you also lose the privilege of being granted permanent resident status in the U.S. (green card).  This additional upsetting element is because the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) says that an approved visa petition is automatically revoked if the petitioner dies before the beneficiary is issued a green card.  However, despite this automatic revocation, a person may still be eligible for their green card despite the petitioner’s death. more

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June 2nd, 2018

These days, a noncitizen can be forgiven for thinking that the system is against them.  Almost as soon as he took office, President Trump issued a series of Executive Orders that effectively ended the modest protections that President Obama had implemented for out-of-status persons with family ties and no significant criminal histories.  more

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May 25th, 2018

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued a policy memorandum changing how the agency will calculate unlawful presence for foreign students and exchange visitors. “Unlawful presence” is a legal term of art which describes time spent in the U.S. after a noncitizen’s period of authorized stay expires or any presence in the U.S. without being admitted or paroled. more

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May 17th, 2018

With the major backlogs in the American immigration system, life goes on regardless of immigration status. And many noncitizens have decided to get married after finding true love. What happens when “something borrowed” is someone else’s name when the noncitizen entered into the United States? more

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May 16th, 2018

immigration law

Anybody who has applied for a Green Card understands that it can be a drawn out and often complicated process. Upon approval, some people receive what’s known as a ‘conditional’ status, which means that their Green Card is only valid … more

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