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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Recent News in Orlando and Same-Sex Marriages

On June 12, 2016, an American-born man gunned down 49 people, and injured at least 53, at a gay nightclub in Orlando.  This shooting was the deadliest shooting since 9/11, being described as an act terror and hate.  The shooter’s motives are suspected to be due to his hatred toward the LGBTQ community, after seeing […]

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DAPA and DACA Shut Down

A say day for millions of people in the U.S.  The Supreme Court of the United States were divided on the issue of Obama’s Executive Order: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/24/us/supreme-court-immigration-obama-dapa.html?_r=0

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Parole Programs for Filipino WWII Veterans

Starting June 8, 2016, USCIS will be implementing a new parole program for Filipino World War II Veterans.  The parole program will allow family members of certain Filipino WWII veterans, who have approved family-based visa petitions, to receive parole to come to the U.S. while they wait for their visa to become available.  As you […]

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Rescission of Green Cards

There are some instances where USCIS wrongfully approves an application for adjustment of status.  In such cases, pursuant to INA Section 246(a), the Attorney General may rescind that green card within five years of the time of adjustment.  The government will initiate the rescission by sending the person a Notice of Intent to Rescind the […]

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