September 9th, 1996

Many of my clients are already passed their middle years when they realize their dream of becoming a U.S. citizen. Although the realization of their dream merits great celebration, sometimes there is not sufficient time for the recently naturalized United … more

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August 30th, 1996

A common practice of INS officers when investigating marriage based visa petitions is to show up at the couples home, often in the early morning and always without warning, in order to search the home to uncover evidence that the … more

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August 20th, 1996

Recently, it has come to my attention that a certain school in the Glendale School District has been threatening to deny access to immigrant students who are unable to show proof of immigration status. In this incident, the school official … more

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August 8th, 1996

Too many times I listen to sad stories from the Filipinos 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 … more

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August 2nd, 1996

The United States Constitution commits control over immigration to the United States Congress. Congress, pursuant to this power, introduced the modern Immigration and Nationality Act in 1952, and has since made many amendments. Immigration is therefore a mater of Federal … more

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July 18th, 1996

Apparently, some attorneys have been filing green cards for “other workers” and telling their clients they will have green cards in two years. This is a myth. “Other workers” will be waiting for at least ten years, and probably much … more

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July 11th, 1996

In previous articles I have addressed the issue of Filipino’s who have lied in order to immigrate to the United States. These Filipinos are deportable and may have to return to the Philippines unless they obtain a waiver of the … more

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July 4th, 1996

Many people have children out of wedlock. However, some people try to hide this fact out of embarrassment, or to avoid being criticized by their church or members of their community. One of the ways commonly used to hide the … more

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June 29th, 1996

Appearing before the Immigration Judge to prove that you should be allowed to remain in the United States can seem dangerous and frightening. Many people have come to my office and explained to me that they received an Order to … more

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June 6th, 1996

President Clinton signed new “anti-terrorism” legislation into law last month which contained sweeping, and potentially disastrous, immigration provisions. As you may recall, I published an open letter to the President criticizing these immigration provisions, and specifically the provision which would … more

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