December 24th, 1997

In enacting the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRAIRA), Congress amended the “public charge” ground of exclusion. The effect of this amendment will be to place a substantial burden on all family-based immigrant visa petition sponsors. … more

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December 13th, 1997

In this time of turbulent change and uncertainty in the area of immigrant rights, it is important that an alien who is granted “Voluntary Departure” understands what they have agreed to, and the consequences of failing to timely depart the … more

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October 5th, 1997

Too many times I listen to sad stories from immigrants who come to my office for a free consultation: accounts of couples who are deeply in love who cannot marry because of a pending unmarried son/daughter petition, accounts of people … more

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September 23rd, 1997

After an emotion-packed hearing, Judge Ingrid Hrycenko terminated exclusion proceedings and admitted Ms. M, who wishes to remain anonymous, as a lawful permanent resident, thereby allowing her to remain with her in the United States and ending a decade-long ordeal … more

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September 8th, 1997

As an attorney practicing in the increasingly complex and competitive field of Immigration Law, I try to keep abreast of what legal issues other attorneys are talking about in the newspapers. While most of what I see is well-written and … more

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September 1st, 1997

September 27, 1997 is an extremely important date to many immigrants residing in the United States. On that date, Section 212(a)(9)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (as amended by IIRAIIRA) will prevent certain individuals from obtaining a green card. … more

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August 27th, 1997

Recently, I have been consulted by several immigrants who tell me about their relatives in their native countries who think they are “purchasing” labor certifications from attorneys and employment agencies who promise to obtain an employer in the United States. … more

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August 11th, 1997

When a client hires the Law Offices of Reeves & Hanlon, a Professional Law Corporation, we accept the responsibility to obtain the benefits for which the client hired us. This includes court action if the INS refuses to make a … more

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August 5th, 1997

The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (“IIRAIRA”) was passed nearly one year ago, and I am still besieged with inquiries regarding what effect the “three and ten year bars” will have on potential green card applicants present in … more

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July 21st, 1997

The Law Offices of Robert L. Reeves, a Professional Law Corporation, recently filed a lawsuit to force the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to act on naturalization cases that were being unreasonably delayed by the INS. The INS is responsible … more

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