December 14th, 1999

The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (“IIRAIRA”) 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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December 7th, 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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November 22nd, 1999

Republican Senator John McCain has introduced a bill titled the “21st Century Technology Resources and Commercial Leadership Act.” This bill (meant to address a shortage workers with advanced training in the math and sciences) proposes to suspend the cap on … more

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November 15th, 1999

Aggravated felony convictions have very serious immigration consequences. In most circumstances, a non-U.S. citizen with an aggravated felony conviction is deported and permanently barred from re-entering the United States. This is true even if the person has lived in the … more

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October 11th, 1999

In 1996, some of the harshest provisions in the history of the U.S. immigration law were placed into effect by the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRAIRA). After the passage of IIRAIRA, things looked bleak on the immigration … more

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October 4th, 1999

The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (“IIRIRA”) as well as the effect of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996. (“AEDPA”) have provisions which restrict the ability of certain immigrants to appeal decisions of … more

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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

Read more