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Resolving Your Immigration Problems in 2011
Jan 19, 2011
2010 did not end on a joyous note for the immigrant community. The DREAM Act was defeated in Congress. Comprehensive Immigration Reform did not even get to a vote. Priority dates for employment and family-based cases either remained backlogged or retrogressed..  
House Passes Dream Act, Senate Vote Forthcoming
Dec 14, 2010
Immigration Reform advocates around the country were enthralled last Wednesday when the Dream Act, recently advanced by Senate Leader Harry Reid, passed the House of Representatives.  
Humanitarian Reinstatement
Dec 7, 2010
The death of a loved one is a tragic event in anyone’s life. The death of a petitioner in immigration law is a legal event that automatically revokes a visa petition.  
In-State Tuition Allows Students Without Status to Keep Dreamingausa
Nov 24, 2010
The California Supreme Court unanimously upheld a state law that makes any student eligible for in-state tuition, regardless of the student’s immigration status.  
Re-Opening Prior Orders of Deportation or Removal
Nov 17, 2010
An order of deportation or removal can seem to loom like a storm cloud over the head of an alien that remains in the United States after the Immigration Judge issues the order.  
Record Numbers Deported
Nov 7, 2010
When then Senator Barack Obama was running for president, he promised to overhaul the government’s immigration policy.  
Border Crossing: “Waived In” as Admission to the US
Oct 12, 2010
Lawful admission to the United States is a prerequisite to adjustment of status to permanent residence under section 245(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).  
Another Step Towards Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Oct 8, 2010
When President Obama first took office, he made a promise to “pursue genuine solutions day in and day out [including] immigration reform that will secure our borders, and punish employers who exploit immigrant labor; reform that finally brings the 12 million people who are here illegally out of the shadows by requiring them to take steps to become legal citizens.”  
Not all Crewmen are Created Equal: What Crewmen Need to Know about U.S. Immigration
Oct 1, 2010
Unlike students, tourists, and business visitors, people who enter the U.S. while working aboard a ship or airplane are generally prohibited from adjusting their status to permanent resident.  
The Dream Act Closer to Becoming a Reality
Sep 28, 2010
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blogged on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, that he will add the DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act) to next week’s Defense Authorization Bill the Senate will take up.  
Backdoor Amnesty- NOT!
Sep 14, 2010
Rumors abound in immigration law. Sometimes the rumors raise the non-citizen’s hopes beyond all expectation. Sometimes, they cause the immigrant to sink to the depths of despair. Regardless of the emotional reaction, it is imperative that the immigrant realize that, first and foremost, they are dealing with rumors.  
Removal of Conditions on Residency- What Every Immigrant Should Know
Sep 10, 2010
A conditional green card is granted to spouses of U.S. citizens who have been married less than 2 years on the date of the approval which is usually the interview date.  
Visa Petitions and Embassy Approvals
Sep 3, 2010
U.S. immigration involves three or four different U.S. government offices in different parts of the world, numerous government forms and dozens of supporting documents, multiple layers of discretion and protracted delays.  
Self Petitions under VAWA
Aug 27, 2010
Spouses and children of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents (LPRs) who are relying on their spouse or parent to petition them for permanent residency, but are being abused or subjected to extreme cruelty by the petitioner can find themselves between a rock and a hard place.  
Protecting Your Grant Asylum
Aug 17, 2010
Non-citizens fearing persecution in their home country look to the United States for protection. The relief they seek is called political asylum.  
New Consular Procedures Relating to Drug & Alcohol Use
Aug 13, 2010
A recent U.S. Department of State cable expressed changes to the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM), which provides guidance to U.S. Consular Officers issuing immigrant and non-immigrant visas abroad.  
Tens of Thousand of Immigrants May Benefit from Proposed Administrative Changes
Aug 10, 2010
. The undated Memorandum outlines the proposals and recommendations made by USCIS senior staff members to Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas regarding possible solutions USCIS can implement to assist people with immigration problems.  
New Relief for Manadatorily Detained Non-Citizens
Jul 9, 2010
People in criminal detention count the days until their release from prison. They look forward to doing simple things like taking a walk on the street, going to a restaurant, or visiting a friend.  
Protecting Your Green Card When Traveling Outside the United States
Jun 16, 2010
Summer is here and for many that means vacations and family trips. However, for lawful permanent residents (green card holders) extra planning is needed for traveling outside the United States.  
Removal of Conditions on Residency– What Every Immigrant Should Know
Jun 12, 2010
A conditional green card is granted to spouses of U.S. citizens who have been married less than 2 years on the date of the approval which is usually the interview date.  

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