June 29th, 1996

Appearing before the Immigration Judge to prove that you should be allowed to remain in the United States can seem dangerous and frightening. Many people have come to my office and explained to me that they received an Order to … more

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June 6th, 1996

President Clinton signed new “anti-terrorism” legislation into law last month which contained sweeping, and potentially disastrous, immigration provisions. As you may recall, I published an open letter to the President criticizing these immigration provisions, and specifically the provision which would … more

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April 23rd, 1996

A sign in my office states this simple proposition. The problems encountered within the realm of immigration law often can be very lonely and tiresome ones that hang over immigrants like a dark cloud that never goes away. But you … more

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April 16th, 1996

Anyone who has applied for an immigration benefit has received either a written or an oral instruction to immediately provide the INS with their new address and telephone number each time they move. This instruction is based on section 103.5a … more

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March 25th, 1996

I have encountered an increasing number of new clients in recent months who are utterly distraught over the state of their Labor Certification Applications. The Labor Certification, as I have discussed in previous articles, is a method through which an … more

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March 6th, 1996

Much has been made in the press lately of how difficult INS is making the Naturalization process for permanent residents. News stories have covered protests of the stringent English language and knowledge of U.S. Government requirements. For most permanent residents, … more

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February 20th, 1996

Many individuals, both here and in the Philippines, adopt their nieces, nephews or grandchildren when the parents of these children are unable to care for them. If the adoptive parents either immigrate to the United States or are already United … more

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February 6th, 1996

As most of my readers are aware, the INS is currently putting more people indeportation proceedings than ever before. Every week I see many, many people with two things in common: 1) they are all in deportation proceedings, and 2) … more

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January 12th, 1996

The Immigration Service (INS) has recently implemented more changes within its asylum unit in an effort to clear the large backlog of cases that has accumulated over the past several years, and to speed up processing times of new applications. … more

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December 21st, 1995

Recently, my office has received a large number of consultation inquiries regarding the status of their applications for asylum from the Philippines pending with INS. Many of these people arrived in the United States in the 1990s and filed for … more

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