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Drunk Driving (DUI) Has a Wide Effect in Immigration Laws

DUI’s are bad. And immigration law has little tolerance for them. The level of danger depends on the severity of the DUI conviction, the number of DUI convictions, and the immigrant’s status in the U.S. (documented or undocumented). DUI’s can b… Read More
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How Easy Is It To Get A "Work Visa?"

The answer is: “not very.” The immigration system is designed to protect American workers, and U.S. employers are expected to hire Americans first. Foreign workers need specific work permission, and we frequently hear people refer to the term “… Read More
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How is Your Case Different with an Immigration Lawyer?

How can an immigration lawyer make a difference in your case? “It’s just filling out forms. . .” is what many people think. In fact, the immigration system can be very complex to navigate, with laws being cross-applied from several sources. Als… Read More
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Categories: Tips and Strategy

Court Rules That TPS Can Count for Adjustment of Status

On Friday, March 31, 2017 in Ramirez v. Brown, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that TPS (Temporary Protected Status) qualifies as “lawful status” for purposes of Change of Status and Adjustment of Status. This clarifies an issue that wil… Read More
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In Case of Detention

Employers, family members and friends want to know how to help someone they care about if that person is detained. Here’s what happens, and what can be done to help: Act quickly and have us get involved right away to determine how we can help—som… Read More
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March 6th New Immigration Developments: A New Travel Ban, and H-1B Visa Processing Changes

New Travel Ban for 90 Days Targets Six Predominantly Muslim Countries Today President Trump revoked the earlier ban of January 2017 and signed a new travel ban against six predominantly Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen (… Read More
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Categories: Immigration News, Visas

Brief Summary of New Deportation Policies

We are preparing a newsletter with full coverage of all the new immigration policies since Trump took office last month. But until then, here is a short summary, with some explanation of how it can affect you/your family/your business. Most of the ne… Read More
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For Equestrians: How Trump's New Immigration Policies Can Immediately Affect Your Business

Given that many businesses in the equestrian industry employ foreign-born talent and labor to care for, train and compete their horses, there are questions about how President-Elect Trump’s immigration policies will affect these U.S. businesses. Si… Read More
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What to do Right Now: Donald Trump Elected

Stunned by events, immigrants awoke this morning to see Donald Trump elected to the White House. Many are now fearful, due to President-elect Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric and his promises to un-do current immigration laws. What To Expect, How To… Read More
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Ninth Circuit Will Reconsider Whether Alcoholism is a Bar to Immigration Benefits

On October 12, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals voted to re-hear a case decided earlier this year, Ledezma-Cosino v. Lynch, No. 12-73289 (March 24, 2016). In the earlier decision, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held… Read More
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