IT’S TIME FOR CONGRESS TO GO BACK TO BI-PARTISAN COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTIONS TO IMMIGRATION
GOVERNMENT CONTINUES INCARCERATING MOTHERS AND CHILDREN DESPITE JUDGE’S RULING
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued a reminder that December 21, 2015 is the deadline to register for temporary protected status (TPS) for Nepal. USCIS strongly encourages eligible nationals of Nepal (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in Nepal) to apply as soon as possible.
Many noncitizens are not aware that making a false claim of U.C. citizenship, including registering to vote in an election, may result in the loss of legal permanent resident status and the inability to naturalize.
The Department of State has issued the registration procedures for the diversity visa (DV) lottery for 2017. Registration for the period opened at non eastern dayling time (EDT) on October 1, 2015 and will close at noon EDT on November 3, 2015. As with tge registration for the last several years, only electronic aplicatgions will […]
In 2014, 70,000 refugees were admitted to the U.S. In 2015, there will be 85,000 at least, according to Secretary of State John Kerry and in 2016, at least 100,000 refugees will be admitted. An amendment was presented to extend the following programs: E-Verify – the program that is based in partnership with the Social […]
Employment-based immigrant visa petition based on extraordinary ability was denied on the grounds that an Olympic winner athlete did not display his special unique talents as a coach. Natalia received a gold medal in 1988 as a gymnast. She entered the U.S. as H-1B to work as gymnastics coach. Then she filed an immigrant visa […]
A federal judge in Texas denied an emergency injunction on behalf of immigrant families seeking birth certificates for their U.S.-born children, after the Department of State Health Services refused to recognize as valid identification cards, known as matriculas consulares, issued by Mexican consulates to citizens living and working in the United States. Lawyers representing the […]
In November 2014, almost one year ago, President Obama announced two new immigration programs, one called “new” DACA and one called DAPA. The new DACA was to benefit certain young people who were brought to the U.S. as children (under age 16) and the DAPA program was to benefit certain parents of children born in […]
A sacred rule of criminal law is that a law cannot be VAGUE. A law must be CLEAR. People must know for sure what is FORBIDDEN. A person cannot be convicted for violating a VAGUE law. But immigration laws are – quite often – VAGUE. Sometimes it is not easy to know what is meant […]