Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed several executive orders on immigration that has given rise to much controversy throughout the country.  It seems that media outlets and social media have much to say about Trump’s actions, on all sides of the argument.   Some of the topics that Trump has covered include building a wall […]

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Parole Into the U.S. For Entrepreneurs!

On January 20, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security  (DHS) published a final rule that will help certain founders of start-up companies, to enter the U.S. and grow their companies.  This rule will be implemented July 17, 2017, and was made with the hopes to improve our economy through increasing capital spending, creating jobs, and […]

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2016, Year in Review

2016 has been a normal, tumultuous year in immigration law – with certain new developments benefiting potential immigrants, and some that did not.  More recently, the election of a new president has caused much emotional unrest within the immigration community.  Many are filled with more anxiety and confusion than they have ever felt before.  Although […]

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Is Immigration Law Being “Trumped?”

Now that Donald Trump has been elected to become our next president, many of us in the immigration world, are waiting with bated breath as to how, or if, he will change our immigration laws or policies as he claimed he would during his presidential campaign.  Trump claimed that he would deport millions of aliens […]

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New, Expanded Provisional Waiver Program!

One of the immigration policies that the Obama Administration has implemented, is what is called the provisional unlawful presence waiver.  Since March 4, 2013, certain immigrant visa applicants could apply for this waiver in the U.S. before leaving the U.S. for their interviews at the U.S. Consulate in their native countries.  This policy significantly lessened […]

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Victims of Human Tafficking

According to the International Labour Organization, more than 20 million people are affected by trafficking each year.  In response to such devastating statistics, in October 2000, Congress created a T nonimmigrant visa by passing the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (VTVPA).  This piece of legislation was designed to protect victims of trafficking, as […]

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Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Overruled

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced that he would use his Executive powers to pass a package of immigration reforms that would have potentially help approximately 4 million people.  Nearly two years later, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the final “no” to the implementation of those executive actions.  The Court, in a one page […]

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