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Recent Immigration Changes by The Trump Administration

Currently, there are key changes occurring in immigration law.  On February 17, 2017, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, “DHS”, John Kelly, signed two memos into effect. They implement the two Executive Orders President Read More

14-Mar-2017

Legal Status through the Military

Non-citizens have served in the United States military for decades. Today, about 5,000 green card holders enlist in the military each year, and the law recognizes the sacrifice that these individuals make. For this reason, the Secretary of Defense Read More

01-Jun-2016

Recent Immigration Raids by ICE

As you may have heard in the news, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (also known as “ICE”) has recently been engaging in immigration raids all over the country. In a recent statement, Jeh C. Johnson, the United States Secretary of Homeland Read More

22-Jan-2016

Visa Waiver Program

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP), and immigration generally, has been a hotly-debated topic for the upcoming Presidential election and has worsened in light of the Paris and San Bernardino attacks.  The VWP allows certain eligible citizens or Read More

27-Dec-2015

Temporary Protected Status for Yemen

Yemen is currently experiencing widespread conflict and a resulting severe humanitarian emergency. Because of the dangerous conditions, the United States has granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eighteen months from September 3, 2105 Read More

29-Nov-2015

TN Visa for NAFTA Professionals

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) created special economic and trade relationships for the United States, Canada and Mexico. As part of its terms, the TN visa category was created to enable Canadian and Mexican citizens to enter the Read More

25-Oct-2015

USCIS Announces Revised Procedures for Determining Visa Availability for Applicants Waiting to File Adjustment of Status

Every month, the Department of State (DOS) publishes current visa availability information in its Visa Bulletin, which can be found at: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin.html. The Visa Bulletin indicates when Read More

25-Sep-2015

Petty Offense Exception for Green Card

Anytime anyone enters the United States through consular processing or applies to adjust their status, it is important that s/he passes a criminal background check. When applying for legal permanent residence, also known as a “Green Card,” an Read More

26-Aug-2015

Travel Document Based on Pending Adjustment of Status or DACA

Advance parole (Form I-131) is an immigration document issued by the United States that allows foreign qualified nationals to re-enter the United States after temporarily traveling abroad. Individuals who are not U.S. citizens, do not have valid Read More

26-Jul-2015

Temporary Protected Status for Nepal

As you may have seen and heard on the news, this past April, Nepal was hit with a magnitude 7.8 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks that killed over 8,600 people and injured more than double that amount. Nepal and its people suffered devastating Read More

26-Jun-2015

Update on Executive Action and the Fifth Circuit Injunction

In 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions that could prevent as many as five million undocumented immigrants in the United States from deportation. These initiatives included:''DACA'' or Deferred Action for Childhood Read More

26-May-2015

Cancellation of Removal for Non-LPRs

Historically, there has been a form of relief called a suspension of deportation for aliens who had been present in the United States for long periods of time, avoided problems with the criminal authorities, and could show that their forced removal Read More

2015-04-16

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