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Avoid These Mistakes in Y…

Avoid These Mistakes in Your Supporting Evidence

By Alary E. Piibe All immigration cases must be supported by evidence. The evidence should be clear, relevant and consistent with your claim. Here are common mistakes to avoid with your evidence. Errors on officially issued government documents Immig… Read More
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What Can I Do For My Immi…

What Can I Do For My Immigration Prospects Right Now During COVID?

By Susan E. Hill, May 18, 2020 COVID-19 has disrupted everyday life across the globe, and people are anticipating that the disruptions will be in place for some time to come. So how will this development impact an immigration case and what can you do… Read More
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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 Immi… 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 officer… Read More
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Categories: Tips and Strategy, Visas
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 to d… 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 an o… Read More
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Categories: DACA, Tips and Strategy

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 attorney… 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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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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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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