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TRUMP’S DEPORTATIONS?

President Elect Donald Trump most recently (Sunday, November 13, 2016) outlined his Deportation Plan: First – deport the criminals, drug dealers and gang members. Mr. Trump estimates that there are two million (2,000,000) illegal aliens in this category. Then – decide what to do about all the other illegal aliens. Mr. Trump describes this category […]

WHAT IS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION?

The 9TH Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided to permit “Mr. Budiono” to remain in the U.S.   While making this decision, the court also decided what is NOT a “terrorist organization”. Mr. Budiono is a citizen of Indonesia who came to the U.S. in 2000 and applied for Political Asylum in 2003. The basis for […]

MORE REFUGEES TO THE U.S.

The President has the authority to admit REFUGEES to the U.S. in any number – and from any country – if the President believes it is necessary. In 2015, President Obama admitted 70,000 refugees. In 2016, he admitted 80,000. For 2017, President Obama announced his intention to admit 115,000 refugees. This will provide for a […]

VISA QUOTA NEWS

Good news for FILIPINO immigrants in the EMPLOYMENT-based categories – EB-3 and EB-3W. The “cut-off” date for Filipinos with Approved I-140 petitions made a big jump forward. For the month of SEPTEMBER, 2016, it moved from May 15, 2009 to July 1, 2010. This means that the WAITING TIME for these applicants was shortened: from […]

SUPREME DISAPPOINTMENT FROM THE SUPREME COURT

Today, Thursday, June 23, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States gave a legal “slap” to President Obama and inflicted great disappointment, anxiety and heartbreak on millions of families in the U.S. The Supreme Court did not overturn a previous decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals which blocked President Obama’s DAPA program. […]

EXPERIENCES OF RECENTLY DEPORTED CENTRAL AMERICAN FAMILIES

Over the last few years, the escalation of violence in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala has reached dramatic levels. Thousands of women and their children have fled and arrived in the United States with the hope of finding protection. But for many of them, their attempts to escape merely resulted in detention, deportation, and extremely […]

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