The Importance of Your Vote

It seems as though the nation has been more divided than ever due to the recent, drastic changes to our country’s policies, especially regarding immigration law. Families are being held in Mexico while they await the processing of their case in court, the Filipino World War II Veteran Parole program is on the chopping block, […]

Public Charge Issues in Obtaining a Green Card

On October 15, 2019, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will implement a new policy regarding a provision in the law regarding an immigrant’s application for a green card and whether they will be a public charge. Currently, the law states that an immigrant is inadmissible if they are determined to be a public […]

Recent ICE Raids and Defenses Against Them

President Trump announced last month that he was going to initiate a series of raids to deport people with orders of deportation. He postponed those raids, and then announced on July 10, 2019 that he would again institute them within a few days. These raids are targeting people who have prior orders of deportation. There […]

Know Your Rights If ICE Stops You

If you are reading or listening to the news, you will probably know that the current administration’s priority is to deport undocumented individuals living in the U.S., as well as keep undocumented people out. Although the U.S. government is prioritizing the individuals it wants to deport, it is not discriminating against people who they want […]

Effect of Divorce on Green Card

A common way of obtaining lawful status in the U.S. is through marriage to a citizen or lawful permanent resident.  However, many are unaware that if the lawful residency was obtained based on a marriage that is less than two years old, the residency is considered conditional.  A conditional residency means that the authorized residency […]

Policy Changes at USCIS That Can Mean Deportation

On September 11, 2018, U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented a new policy regarding rejection or denial of applications due to incomplete or inaccurate filings. In the past, if information or a document was missing from a filing, USCIS would issue a Request for Evidence (“RFE”), allowing the applicant to provide the missing information […]

Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) Special U.S. Immigration Services

Just a few weeks ago, the world watched as a powerful typhoon great and struck the southeast region of Asia, including Hong Kong and the Philippines. This typhoon is called Typhoon Mangkhut, also known as Typhoon Ompong in the Philippines. It landed on the island of Luzon on September 15, 2018 and was a category […]

Utilizing Petitions Filed Previously By Deceased Relative

Thousands of people immigrate to the U.S. every year, and many of those people have waited years to do so. Some of them even wait over 20 years to be able to legally come to the U.S. For example, currently, brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens that are from the Philippines have to wait over […]

Special Immigrant Visa for Juveniles

Over the past several years, the U.S. has seen an influx of unaccompanied minors entering the U.S. The majority of these minors have entered through the U.S.’ southern borders from war-torn countries in Central America. However, there are many unaccompanied minors from many other countries. Many of these juveniles are eligible for a special immigrant […]

Religious Worker Visas

Ministers and non-ministers of religious occupations may immigrate to the U.S. and even obtain their lawful permanent residence, or green card, in the U.S. The purpose of this visa or category of immigrants is to allow these religious workers to come to the U.S. to pursue a full-time compensated position by a religious entity. This […]

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