February 25th, 1997

Recent times have created a new awareness and sensitivity to issues of domestic violence and offenses that are most frequently committed against women. Although the press in general has been focused on women, who fall victim to this type of … more

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February 11th, 1997

Last year, many of my readers watched with intense interest as the continued viability of the “misrepresentation waiver” of Section 241(a)(1)(H) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) was called into question. I and my staff lawyers spent long hours … more

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December 20th, 1996

Over the years, I have counseled many immigrants regarding their eligibility for a waiver of “misrepresentation at entry” in deportation proceedings, which becomes necessary once an immigrant desires to bring his family to the United States. The waiver scenario typically … more

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November 29th, 1996

Since the new Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (“IIRAIRA”) does away with the term “excludable,” the new law refers to individuals who are either “inadmissible” or “removable/deportable.” Under prior law, the grounds of excludability included individuals who: had … more

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November 25th, 1996

In this time of increasing difficulty for many immigrants in the United States, it is important for my readers to be aware of how recent changes to the Immigration Laws may affect their cases. The “Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration … more

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November 19th, 1996

In a previous article, we explained that suspension of deportation has been replaced by a stricter remedy called “cancellation of removal” for non-immigrants. We explained that the new cancellation of removal proceeding will require an individual to prove that they … more

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October 28th, 1996

Formerly, filing an application for asylum in the United States was a simple process. The new Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 makes significant changes to the asylum application process of which all aliens need to be … more

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October 26th, 1996

(The second in a series of Articles on the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996) Many immigrants are “out of status” in the United States, but have an approved visa petition filed by a relative and are … more

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October 1st, 1996

Also, see the press release at the bottom of this page. The worst fears of most immigrants were realized last week when President Clinton signed the most devastating anti-immigrant legislation in U.S. history into law. The new amendments to the … more

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September 24th, 1996

One of the benefits of being a United States Citizen is that you can petition for certain relatives to come and join you in the United States as legal permanent residents. A citizen is able to petition his/her sister, brother, … more

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