Current Immigration Event

New Win for the Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner

Naturalization granted after application had been pending for well over a year for Client who had repeated false claims to U.S. citizenship, including voting in federal and state elections. Client did not fall under the USC false claim exceptions but his application was granted on discretionary grounds. Now the person is a U.S. Citizen.

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Another win for the Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner

IJ denied Client’s motion to reopen his 2010 in absentia order and relied on fairly new warnings on Form I-485, advising applicants to keep USCIS updated of address changes for removal purposes. Appeal to BIA was sustained, finding that the IJ’s decision was in error and that Client was not properly advised of his hearing…

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Want to adopt from another country? Learn about the Hague Convention.

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Is Immigration Reform coming?

Is Immigration Reform Actually Here? Question: I heard that immigration reform is coming. Is this true? Answer: As a framework for reform, this is closer than we’ve come in years to meaningful change.The Senate “Gang of Eight” for introducing its bipartisan immigration reform proposal, allowing the Senate Judiciary Committee to forge ahead on the “markup”…

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How to bring in RN’s to the U.S.

Ways to bring RN’s into the U.S. Question: I am a Registered Nurse and I don’t know how to come into the U.S. Can you help? Answer: Primarily, the best way to come into the United States as a Registered Nurse is through the normal I-140 Schedule A process. This is whereby an RN submits…

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Is New Immigration Reform coming?

Immigration Reform: Is it really coming? Question: I have heard that there is going to be immigration reform. Can you shed some light on the subject and what we might expect? Answer: Conservatives have tended to oppose immigration reform and amnesty for undocumented workers. Prominent Republicans, however, have recently come out in support of massive…

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Los Angeles Immigration Attorney

Regarding Immigration Law, in 2000, I passed a rigorous examination and extensive experience requirements by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. As a Los Angeles Immigration Attorney who is a certified specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law, my firm handles every type of immigration case from deportation cases from all over the…

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deportation-attorney

Regarding Immigration Law, in 2000, I passed a rigorous examination and extensive experience requirements by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. The Immigration Law part of the Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, APC handles all types of deportation cases from all over the United States. It is critical that you get…

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Hague Convention

If the child is habitually residing in the country of citizenship, the process must proceed through the Convention. If the child’s actual residence is outside his country of citizenship, the child will be deemed habitually resident in that other country rather than the country of citizenship, if the Central Authority (of that country) has determined that the…

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H-1B’s Cap reached

All H-1B’s used up for this fiscal year Question: I am planning on applying for an H-1B. Are there H-1B’s still available? Answer: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2012. USCIS notified…

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I can get the visa through a lottery?

Question: I have heard that there is some type of lottery system for being able to immigrate to the U.S. Can you elaborate? Answer: Yes, it is known as the diversity lottery system. The Department of State will determine by a complex formula based on number of persons from each foreign state who were provided…

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Court denies Immigrant asylum petitioner to US

In a case involving an immigrant to the US the court denied petition in asylum case finding BIA did not abuse its discretion in denying relief based on the statutory requirement that one must be present in the U.S. to be eligible for asylum.

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President Obama issues a statement on bipartisan immigration reform

In a recent meeting with governmental officials President Obama issued a statement on the bipartisan immigration reform framework proposed by Senators Schumer and Graham. The President called the framework “promising” and pledged to do everything in his power to forge a bipartisan consensus this year on this issue.

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Everyone can be blamed for lack of Immigration Reform

The Republicans need to stop blaming the Democrats as to why there is no immigration reform. Likewise, the Democrats need to stop blaming the Republicans. Also, the people need to stop blaming President Obama. In otherwords, let’s all work together to get Congress to put together and pass a comprehensive Immigration Reform so that 12…

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