Hill & Piibe, Immigration Attorneys Blog

The New Public Charge Rul…

The New Public Charge Rules

By Susan E. Hill On August 14, 2019 DHS published its final rule on “public charge,” increasing its scrutiny  of the financial status of most people seeking lawful status from inside the U.S.  Here is the important information: What is “publi… Read More
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Categories: Immigration News
When USCIS Is Wrong And I…

When USCIS Is Wrong And Insists Your Case Belongs In Immigration Court

By Alary E. Piibe What’s a person to do when they qualify for a green card but USCIS tells them to file it with the wrong agency?  One recent client’s case is a prime example of the nightmarish tangle when a person is caught between USCIS and Im… Read More
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How To Avoid Trouble When…

How To Avoid Trouble When Using Your ESTA or B-1/B-2 Visa

By Susan E. Hill Here are common mistakes people make when using their ESTA/ visitor visa.  Some get away with it, but if you’re caught the consequences are severe, and you could be barred from the United States.  Remember, it only takes one offi… Read More
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Categories: Visas
Marijuana  Use—Even Leg…

Marijuana Use—Even Legally – Can Cause Immigration Problems

By Susan E. Hill In this age of growing acceptance for marijuana use, be aware that the U.S. federal government does not share the tolerance.  Marijuana use can devastate an immigration case, even if it was used lawfully under another country’s la… Read More
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Real-Life Story: The Trap…

Real-Life Story: The Traps People Don't See

By Alary E. Piibe  I attended a green card interview with my client today and walked away with a sense of relief that I had been there to help.  This is a long-time client of almost 20 years, and during all this time the government has been trying… Read More
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Trends for O-1 “Extraor…

Trends for O-1 “Extraordinary Ability/Achievement” Visas in 2018

August 29, 2018 The year 2018 shows that USCIS is taking a tougher stance on O-1 visas.  Cases at the Administrative Appeals Office demonstrate certain trends, along with Hill & Piibe’s experience on its own cases.  The USCIS website lists O-… Read More
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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 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 Moore forced himse… Read More
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Marrying a U.S. Citizen:…

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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Categories: Immigration News

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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Categories: Immigration News

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