September 28th, 1999

When someone needs legal assistance, he attempts to find an attorney. Once he has decided to hire a particular attorney, he places all his trust in that lawyer. When he hires an attorney who is well qualified to handle the … more

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September 25th, 1999

Entering the United States through misrepresentation or fraud is one of the most common grounds through which the Immigration and Naturalization Service deports/removes tens of thousands of aliens. Generally, these aliens enter the United States by submitting fake or fraudulent … more

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September 21st, 1999

The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has changed its policy for the filing of applications for action on approved application or petition (Form I-824). Form I-824 is used to request further action on an application or petition that has already … more

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September 14th, 1999

The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (AIIRAIRA) added new bars to admissibility under INA 212(a)(9)(B). In short, any alien who is unlawfully present in the United States for a period of at least 180 days after … more

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September 7th, 1999

By this time, most persons have heard that, after an individual accrues 180 or 365 days of unlawful presence after April 1, 1998, a three or ten year bar is placed against his or her admission to the United States. … more

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August 30th, 1999

This article examines the effect of Section 245i of the Immigration and Nationality Act which allows eligible aliens who have a current immigrant visa number but who are unlawfully in the United States to remain and adjust their status through … more

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August 23rd, 1999

On June 29, 1999, the INS issued a memo establishing interim procedures to address problems associated with prematurely filed naturalization applications and naturalization applications filed by applicants seeking exemptions from the English and Civics requirements. Under recent INS policy, field … more

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July 26th, 1999

A new release option may be available to aliens held in INS custody for illegal entry into the United States. In a recent interpreter opinion issued by the Service the INS may have authority, based upon the Immigration and Nationality … more

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July 12th, 1999

The Immigration and Naturalization Service (“INS”) is responsible for processing various immigration applications. Under Federal law it is required to adjudicate these applications “within a reasonable time.” When INS fails to timely adjudicate an application the applicant may bring suit … more

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July 5th, 1999

Many immigrants or prospective immigrants have stayed away from accepting any public benefits such as medical, child care services, foster care, food stamps, etc. for fear that it is illegal and INS would deport them, or they could not become … more

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