May 9th, 1997

Many changes to the immigration laws of the United States occurred last year with the passage of Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty of 1996 (AEDPA) and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRAIRA). Many of the … more

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May 5th, 1997

Are you an immigrant who is unlawfully present in the United States because of an expired visa or because you entered the country without any visa at all? If you are an immigrant who falls in either category, there are … more

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April 11th, 1997

On September 30, 1996, President Clinton signed into law the most restrictive and mean spirited immigration act ever written. The new law provides that anyone who is eligible to adjust their status here, but has been in the United States … more

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April 1st, 1997

Since the passage of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (“IIRAIRA”) on September 30, 1996 aliens in the United States have been waiting in anticipation for the changes the new law would bring on April 1, 1997. This … more

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April 1st, 1997

One of the more significant provisions of the 1996 Act is the new “expedited removal” procedure. This frightening law causes great confusion in the immigrant community. They are unclear regarding what “expedited removal” entails, when it begins and who is … more

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March 25th, 1997

The Law Offices of Robert L. Reeves wishes to thank all of you in the immigrant community for allowing us to serve your legal needs. Our firm continues its commitment to the immigrant community to provide the best legal representation … more

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March 6th, 1997

The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) is responsible for processing many different types of applications. Under the law it is supposed to adjudicate these applications “within a reasonable time.” When it fails to follow this law, the applicant can ask … more

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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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