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Obama Issues Executive Order on Deferred Action

Obama Issues Executive Order on Deferred Action

Obama Expands Protections for Millions of Immigrants On November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced the issuance of an executive order directing the application of prosecutorial discretion to prevent the deportation of up to 5 million undocumented immigrants.  As part of this executive order, the following changes will be made regarding the enforcement of immigration: […]

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President Obama to Announce Immigration Relief

President Obama to Announce Immigration Relief

President Barack Obama stated that he will be addressing the nation regarding an executive order to allow up to 5 million undocumented immigrants to receive work permits in the United States. We will keep you updated once the announcement has been made.

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Always Keep a Copy of Immigration Applications

Filed in Immigration by on February 27, 2014 0 Comments
Always Keep a Copy of Immigration Applications

A lot of clients come to me after either having a notario do their application (See my article about why you should never hire a notario) or doing the application themselves.  Often they come in because they’ve received a Request for Evidence, they have had their application denied, or it has been delayed an unreasonable amount […]

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Temporary Protected Status Available to Syrian Nationals

Filed in Immigration by on September 18, 2013 0 Comments
Temporary Protected Status Available to Syrian Nationals

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano has extended Syria’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation through March 31, 2015 due to the ongoing civil war in that country between the government of Bashar al-Assad and the rebels. Syrian nationals who meet all the eligibility requirements can stay in the U.S. through this date. Overview […]

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Asylum Tips for Immigrants to the United States

Filed in Uncategorized by on August 26, 2013 0 Comments
Asylum Tips for Immigrants to the United States

For people who are trying to get legal status in the United States, asylum is quickly becoming one of the more popular options. Requests for asylum along the border with Mexico have more than doubled over the last three years, according to figures the U.S. government released on Friday. In June, with three months left […]

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8 Tips for Getting a Green Card Through Marriage

Filed in Uncategorized by on August 7, 2013 0 Comments
8 Tips for Getting a Green Card Through Marriage

One of the easiest and most common ways to get a green card (i.e. permanent residence) is through marriage to a U.S. citizen. People who apply for green cards based on marriage are often successful and have the benefit of skipping over a long line of people waiting for a visa number to become available. […]

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Marriage-Based Green Cards for Gay Spouses

Filed in Immigration by on August 1, 2013 0 Comments
Marriage-Based Green Cards for Gay Spouses

Marriage-Based Green Cards for Gay Spouses The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has changed U.S. immigration policy so that gay spouses can now apply for marriage-based green cards (permanent residence). This ruling ends a long history of discrimination against gay immigrants and will help to keep more families together. […]

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H-1B Visas Sought by Indian Engineers

Filed in Employment, Immigration by on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
H-1B Visas Sought by Indian Engineers

For many engineers living in India, H-1B visas are the ticket to a good-paying job here in the United States. Jagadish Kumar is a typical example. The 32-year-old from Bangalore, the IT hub of India, has been testing software systems that end up in slot machines in U.S. casinos. Now, like many of his peers, he […]

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Should I Wait for Immigration Reform?

Lots of people are wondering if they should put off dealing with their immigration matters until after Congress passes an immigration reform bill. Why spend your time, effort, and money if the government is going to change the rules soon anyway? Don’t Wait for the Immigration Reform Bill My advice to you, if you’re thinking […]

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Immigration Reform Bill Passes Senate

Immigration Reform Bill Passes Senate

The Senate passed an immigration reform bill on Thursday by a vote of 68 to 32, gaining the support of all Democrats and 14 Republicans. Reform advocates praised the historic vote. “It is far past time for the United States to address a broken immigration system that divides thousands of families and denies due process,” […]

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