December 28th, 2017

The year has gone quickly and much of the news for immigrants has been harsh. Non-citizens, and their families, are understandably facing the coming year with trepidation. But, we are a country of laws and the laws that provide avenues for relief for immigrants still exists. Some laws may change so those who are eligible for benefits for themselves or family members are advised to apply for them now. Here are a few possibilities. more

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December 21st, 2017

2017 has been a breakthrough year for the victims of sexual assault; so much so that Time Magazine has named “the Silence Breakers” (whom they call “the voices that launched a movement”) as the Person of the Year. Bravo to the many individuals coming forward with sexual harassment and sexual assault stories against those who had abused their positions of power to silence their victims. more

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December 15th, 2017

In a continuation from last week, we review a few more cases that remind us why we do what we do. The ability to help others brings us untold joy. more

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December 8th, 2017

At Reeves Miller Zhang & Diza, we handle cases in all avenues of immigration law: family-based, employment-based, business and investments, deportation defense, naturalization, appeals and federal litigation. The cases are very different but a common theme that runs through how we handle them is: never give up. more

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December 1st, 2017

All criminal convictions have consequences, but when an immigrant is convicted of a crime, the consequences can be much worse than fines, probation, and imprisonment. An alien (even a permanent resident) convicted of a crime can be detained and deported without eligibility for relief, forcibly separated from their family and their lives in the United States. more

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November 22nd, 2017

Have you ever considered that America’s most famous icon is an immigrant? That’s right! The Statue of Liberty was “born” in France and brought to America by ship. The quintessential symbol of American liberty and freedom, Lady Liberty herself, is an “immigrant”. more

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November 16th, 2017

By Attorney Devin M. Connolly & Nancy E. Miller It is nearly a universal dream to be happily married. To be with the person that you consider to be your soul mate, the person with whom you can share life’s … more

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November 10th, 2017

The waiting times to bring family members to the United States can seem endless. Sponsoring unmarried or married children over the age of twenty-one through family based sponsorship can take decades. This is one reason we always encourage exploration of alternatives such as employment-based sponsorship. In the past, employment based sponsorship saw long wait times as well but recently those wait times have dramatically decreased especially for nationals of the Philippines as well as for many other countries. more

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November 3rd, 2017

On October 2, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began implementation of its new mandatory in-person interview requirement for certain applicants seeking permanent residency. more

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October 27th, 2017

By Attorneys Amanda C. Kwong and Nancy E. Miller

The phrase “alien smuggling” often conjures images that Hollywood has dramatized. Movies depict unsavory people paid to sneak people into the country, as well as armed henchmen playing cards and hired to play a part in a major international human trafficking ring.
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