October 27th, 2017
By Attorneys Amanda C. Kwong and Nancy E. Miller
The phrase “alien smuggling” often conjures images that Hollywood has dramatized. Movies depict unsavory people paid to sneak people into the country, as well as armed henchmen playing cards and hired to play a part in a major international human trafficking ring.
October 20th, 2017
By Attorney Devin M. Connolly
The ability to apply for permanent resident status (green card) in the U.S. rather than at the Embassy in your native country is frequently more than a simple convenience. Rather, being forced to depart the U.S. and apply abroad can have life-altering consequences.
October 12th, 2017
By Attorneys Devin M. Connolly & Nancy E. Miller
An immigrant in this situation may be eligible to apply for a waiver of their prior misrepresentation pursuant to Section 237(a)(1)(H) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”). And if the waiver is granted, and they are otherwise eligible, they will be able to apply for U.S. citizenship.
October 6th, 2017
By Attorney Devin M. Connolly
There are countless numbers of people who dream about lawfully living and working in the United States. Making this dream a reality is a possibility for many of them, but only if they are able to successfully navigate the United States’ confusing and complex immigration laws.
September 27th, 2017
There are recent reports that the Department of Homeland Security will start reviewing the social media accounts of immigrants. This data collection can apply in countless scenarios, but is especially applicable when investigating requests for permanent resident status (green card) based on a marriage to a U.S. citizen. moreRead more
September 21st, 2017
President Trump has discussed his intention to deport all undocumented immigrants ever since 2015 when he announced that he wanted to be president. And since 2015, his words and proposed actions have terrified not only undocumented immigrants, but also lawful permanent residents and even many U.S. citizens. There are countless people who are scared they will be deported, and many more concerned for beloved friends and family members. moreRead more
September 15th, 2017
By Attorneys Nancy E Miller and Michael Bhotiwihok
During the Obama Administration, noncitizens with deportation or removal orders (referred to hereafter as deportation orders) were often allowed to stay in the United States through the grant of an administrative stay and Order of Supervision (“OSUP”). Provided that they appeared for regularly scheduled appointments with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”), noncitizens lived with their families and worked in the United States without the fear of deportation.
September 8th, 2017
As we all know, President Trump has announced that he will end the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (commonly known as “DACA”) program in six-months. He has told Congress that he wants them to enact and send him legislation that will address the immigration status of those currently in the DACA program. If Congress does decide to act, this will give them an opportunity to address the immigration issues of both the DACA recipients, their parents and others similarly situated. moreRead more
September 6th, 2017
The Trump Administration announced on Tuesday that it is ending DACA. moreRead more
September 5th, 2017
As anticipated, the Trump Administration, through Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced today the end of the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (commonly known as “DACA”) program with a six-month delay for enactment. The delay is to allow Congress to enact legislation that will address the immigration status of those currently in the DACA program. Whether Congress will take any steps in this regard and, if so, what steps they will be are questions to which no one has answers right now. moreRead more