November 27th, 2018

After submitting multiple applications with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and living in a state of great uncertainty for several months, Priscilla was overjoyed when she finally received approval of her F-1 student status application and was allowed to begin her studies in the United States.  more

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November 20th, 2018

Thanksgiving is a day for family, feasting, and gratitude.  We express gratitude for good health, for surviving adversity, and for the blessings that surround us even as life presents many challenges.  The holiday is also an excellent opportunity to express our gratitude for immigrants seeking a better life, and for good hosts who grant refuge.  more

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November 15th, 2018

Donald Trump has made a political career on demonizing immigrants, and his actions in office have been consistent with his bombastic hardline rhetoric: killing DACA, separating families at the border under a “zero tolerance” policy, and now, issuing a Proclamation that America will ignore its international obligation (not to mention moral duty) to offer safe refuge to persons fleeing persecution.  This time, Trump may have gone too far. more

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November 15th, 2018

One of the most difficult aspects of immigrating to the United States is the waiting process.  This process can be stressful not only to the applicant, but also to the applicant’s family. This is especially true for family-based preference petitions involving siblings of U.S. citizens, where the waiting time is more than 20 years for Filipinos.  more

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November 8th, 2018

The 2018 midterm elections are now over and we have a split Congress. Democrats are in the majority in the House of Representatives while Republicans still control the Senate. What does that mean for immigration laws and policies? Are we any closer to seeing comprehensive immigration reform?
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November 5th, 2018

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Immigrants make up approximately 13% of the total U.S. population, and according to The Sacramento Bee, Trump’s latest immigration order, which is a ‘zero tolerance’ policy on migrants crossing the southwest border, has ‘blindsided’ federal health and immigration officials.   Trump’s … more

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November 1st, 2018

President Trump announced that his administration is preparing an executive order to end birthright citizenship.  This announcement was met with outrage and skepticism from his critics, who argue that the move would be both unconstitutional and un-American.  more

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October 25th, 2018

A non-citizen who is granted permanent resident status (green card) based on their marriage will only be granted conditional permanent resident status if they have been married less than two years at the time their application is approved. more

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October 18th, 2018

Adjustment of status for K-1 and K-2 visa holders can be complex even under the best of circumstances.  Things become even more challenging when there is a divorce and the derivative child turns 21-years-old.  However, as one happy Reeves Immigration Law Group client can say, good lawyering can still lead to a green card. more

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October 15th, 2018

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Immigrants make up approximately 13% of the total U.S. population, and in recent immigration law news, Governor of California, Jerry Brown, has effectively vetoed a bill that would allow those that are non-citizens to participate as members of state and … more

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