February 22nd, 1999

Section 245(i) was the provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act that permitted persons who were not in status, entered without inspection or worked without authorization to adjust their status while remaining in the United States. Using Section 245(i), an … more

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February 17th, 1999

I am very aware of the dilemma faced by Filipinos who want to help their adult children legalize in the United States, but also the desire to be naturalized so they can help their spouse and minor children obtain permanent … more

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February 10th, 1999

It never ceases to amaze me how some attorneys repeatedly exalt their work by placing photos of their client’s for merely obtaining immigrant visas and other similar basic benefits for their clients. Obtaining these basic benefits is the every day … more

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January 28th, 1999

The Law Offices of Reeves and Hanlon are concerned that aliens may be snared in the false claim of U.S. citizenship trap which recently became law. The Republican Congress had made the immigration laws about as friendly as the Russian … more

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January 13th, 1999

Delays in the processing of Applications at the INS District Office and California Service Center have placed the entire agency on the brink of collapse. Indeed, many commentators and high-ranking Congressional Committee members have suggested that the only solution is … more

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January 6th, 1999

Since early 1998, many questions have remained unanswered surrounding who is eligible for 245i “grandfathering.” For background purposes, section 245i was the provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act that permitted persons who were not in status, entered without inspection … more

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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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