Hill & Piibe, Immigration Attorneys Blog

If Judge Roy Moore of Alabama were not born in the U.S., would he be denied U.S. citizenship based upon the sexual abuse allegations against him? The answer will surprise you.

By Alary E. Piibe, Dec. 6, 2017 Former state judge Roy Moore is the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate for the state of Alabama. With the Alabama special Senate election only days  away, a number of women have come forward with stories of how… Read More
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Marrying a U.S. Citizen: Fiancé Visa (K-1/K-3) or Apply for Green Card?

When marrying a U.S. citizen, the question usually arises during the wedding plans: Should we get a fiancé visa or apply for a green card instead?  The answer depends on your timeline and your goals.  But for those who have flexibility, right now… Read More
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DACA Aftermath: Ideas and Resources to Help You Plan

Yesterday the Trump Administration announced the end of DACA.  Within hours, we sent out a newsletter edition about this development, which contained the details and FAQ’s about how and when this program will end. Across America, there has been a… Read More
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Your Family Member’s Illness: Should You Put Yourself Into Deportation Proceedings?

At our law firm, some new clients make an appointment to ask us about starting a “Cancellation of Removal,” or a “Ten-Year Case.”  Most of the time, they have heard about this from a friend, or even from a notario (non-attorney) or an attorn… Read More
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A Maze of Laws: Government "Typo" Error Prevents Green Card 20 Years Later

You’ve heard this exclamation: “Why don’t all the ‘illegals’ just go ahead and get legal immigration status?”  Well, the answer is that the immigration laws throw up many technical difficulties, and work against common sense.  Take a ca… Read More
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A “Nolo Contendere” Criminal Plea Can Have Unintended Consequences Without the Right Guidance

A couple of weeks ago we filed a Ninth Circuit appeal that demonstrates how a sharp attorney can make a difference where criminal records are involved.    Even minor criminal convictions could have serious consequences on an immigration case, after… Read More
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Ninth Circuit Criticizes The BIA For Failing To Exercise Thoughtfulness When Analyzing New Evidence In An Ethiopian Torture Case

Last Friday, the Ninth Circuit ruled on a case that gives good guidance on two potentially complex issues.  In Agonafer v. Sessions, the Court first examined its jurisdiction to consider a late-filed Motion to Reopen a removal/deportation case for… Read More
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More Details on How Ice Will Target Immigrants for Arrest/Deportation

In a recent meeting with attorneys from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), ICE answered questions and clarified how it is interpreting President Trump’s new directives for increased immigration enforcement. Hill & Piibe’s ea… Read More
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Ninth Circuit Judges Sound Off In Two Cases, Highlighting The Debate Over Justice And The Future of Immigration Law And Policy

On Tuesday May 30, 2017 the Ninth Circuit published two decisions, wherein two judges on opposing sides of the spectrum weighed in with their opinions and comments to underscore different viewpoints of immigration policy. Habitual Drunkards, and How… Read More
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Ninth Circuit Revokes Asylum Status After Complicated Analysis of the Effect of a Criminal Conviction for Attempted Sexual Abuse

Asylum status protects a person from being sent back to a country where he would be persecuted.  However, that status can be revoked due to subsequent criminal behavior that amounts to an “aggravated felony” as defined by immigration law.  In … Read More
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