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Options to Overcome Final Orders of Deportation: Motions to Reopen

How to Reopen a Deportation Order For the better part of the past ten years, the USICE and related law enforcement agencies have embarked on an aggressive campaign to apprehend and remove from the United States thousands of immigrants against whom “final orders” of deportation or removal have been entered.  The Trump Administration [...]

PROP 47 AND NEW DEPORTATION RELIEF

On Tuesday November 4, 2014, California Voters approved Proposition 47, which brings sweeping changes to California criminal law and procedure that will affect thousands of immigrants facing deportation due to pending and prior criminal cases.  The “Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act,” known as “Prop 47,” reduces certain felony and “wobbler” offenses for simple drug possession [...]

By |2018-04-26T17:09:56+00:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|Comments Off on PROP 47 AND NEW DEPORTATION RELIEF

Relatives of Filipino War Veterans May Seek Early Admission To The U.S.

Relatives of Filipino War Veterans May Seek Early Admission To The U.S. Effective June 8, 2016, the USCIS is accepting requests for “parole,” a form of special entry to the US, on behalf of the relatives of certain Filipino World War II Veterans.  When granted parole, eligible family members will be permitted to [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:25+00:00June 30th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Family Immigration, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Relatives of Filipino War Veterans May Seek Early Admission To The U.S.

12 Tips for Avoiding Immigration Scams when Filing Applications with USCIS

Immigration scams can ruin people financially while also potentially harming their legal status in the U.S. While it can be difficult for foreign nationals to know the red flags of these scams and the conmen who run them, understanding how to submit documents to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can be the key to [...]

By |2018-01-30T19:06:19+00:00August 20th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 12 Tips for Avoiding Immigration Scams when Filing Applications with USCIS

3 Facts to Know about Green Cards

Whether you are in the process of applying for permanent residency or you have been a U.S. permanent resident for some time, there are some important things you should know about green cards (or, as they are also known, permanent resident cards). We’ll point out some of these things below. If, however, you are just [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:28+00:00June 15th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 Facts to Know about Green Cards

DOL, Homeland Security Issue New Rules for H-2B Worker Visa Program

The U.S. Departments of Labor and Homeland Security (DOL and DHS, respectively) have recently announced some new rules for the H-2B worker visa program. These rules, which include both interim and final rules, are intended to “support our nation’s businesses and the U.S. economy by expeditiously reinstating the H-2B program and bringing certainty, stability, and [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:28+00:00May 10th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|Comments Off on DOL, Homeland Security Issue New Rules for H-2B Worker Visa Program

STILL NO DECISION ON EXECUTIVE ACTION/DAPA FROM 5th CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS

On April 17, 2015, the Obama Administration argued its case against Texas on appeal of US District Court Judge Andrew S. Hanen’s temporary injunction, which has halted Obama’s expanded Executive Action programs that were set to go into effect beginning February 18, 2015. As of May 7, 2015, there is still no decision from the [...]

By |2018-01-30T19:07:20+00:00May 8th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Immigration Executive Action, Uncategorized|Comments Off on STILL NO DECISION ON EXECUTIVE ACTION/DAPA FROM 5th CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS

Experts Note 8 Ways Immigration Reform Could Help the U.S. Economy (Pt. 2)

Resuming Experts Note 8 Ways Immigration Reform Could Help U.S. Economy (Pt. 1), here, we will continue to highlight just how meaningful immigration reform could be significantly beneficial to the nation. More Ways Immigration Reform Could Help the U.S. Economy, According to Researchers 4 – By creating new companies Creating new jobs is just [...]

Experts Note 8 Ways Immigration Reform Could Help U.S. Economy (Pt. 1)

As the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans focuses on ruling on the blocked immigration executive action, taking a step back from the controversy to see just how immigration reform could help the U.S. economy can be helpful. In fact, the American Action Forum (AAF), a conservative think tank based in D.C., [...]

NY ESL Teacher Indicted for Immigration Fraud, Stealing $30k from Student Visa Holders, USCIS Reports  

A 58-year-old woman from New York is currently facing seven different felony charges for allegedly committing immigration fraud and stealing more than $30,000 from student visa holders. According to officials at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the accused woman allegedly promised students from Europe and Asia help getting their green cards in exchange for [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:28+00:00April 15th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|0 Comments