Immigration Law

The new immigration reform bill makes changes to prosecutorial discretion

The immigration reform bill just issued by President Obama is actually not a ‘bill’ per se, but rather, an executive order. One part of the order was a comprehensive memo by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security that changed, altered and made in some respects clearer the priorities for deporting people and/or putting…

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Arizona Law Enjoined

As many of you know, the Arizona Immigration Law was supposed to go into effect today. However, the Federal Judge enjoined the most egregious portions yesterday thereby stopping the enforcement of this unconstitutional law. The Governors attempt to use the backdoor method of trying to enforce the immigration laws and by being racist (as indicated…

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Unlawful Presence for Minors

Unlawful Presence for Minors Question: I am 17 years old and do not know if I will be subject to being unlawfully present. Can you clarify? Answer: There has been a significant change in the interpretation of unlawful presence as it relates to minors by the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (“CDJ”) and perhaps…

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Nijhawan changes what is an Aggravated Felon

 NIJHAWAN changes Criminal Conviction Analysis The manner in which Immigration Attorneys used to analyze whether a particular conviction is an aggravated felon has changed. It is necessary to look into the newly issued Supreme Court case NIJHAWAN to find out what must be done by the Immigration Attorneys and what should be done to…

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Arizona Law is a disgrace to the U.S.

The Arizona Law is a disgrace to the U.S. Articles are being written about this in many forums. The Arizona Law is unconstitutional and should be struck down. As an Immigration Attorney, I wonder what would make the Governor of Arizona decide to sign such racist legislation into law. There are even other political candidates…

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Enjoy Life

This article will be a bit of a different article than normal. As you know, I am an Immigration Attorney. I am always helping families reunite and stay in the United States. I know how important it is to be with your family and to enjoy the time you have with them. This is one…

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INS Deportation need not be the last option

INS Deportation continues to be a problem for Illegal Aliens. Question: As there continues to grow a population of illegal aliens in the United States, INS Deportation cases continue to grow. People are taken from their work, their homes, their cars and from all manner of places. I am afraid to walk down the street…

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Immigration Reform Hopefully Coming

Immigration Reform is actually coming. There are other bills which are in front of Immigration Reform, but not for long. It appears that will Immigration Reform might not exactly happen this year. However, it is going to be important of which people call your current congressional representatives and your current immigration attorney to be able…

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H-1B Cap-Gap Is a lifesaver for Many

Extension of Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) and F-1 Status for Eligible Students under the H-1B Specialty Occupation Worker Petition Cap-Gap Regulations Q: Just what is without a doubt the Specialty Worker Petition cap? A: The cap is without a doubt the congressionally-mandated limit about the amount associated with folks that may be granted initial…

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Immigration Reform

It appears that Immigration Reform may not happen this year. However, it is important that you call your congressional representatives and your immigration attorney to try to give your opinion. There are 12 million illegal immigrants here in the U.S. and many would say that the system is broken. The deportations are up, illegal aliens…

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Immigration Attorney Blogs about Immigration Reform

Now that the Health Care is law and the debates (for now) are over, President Obama can begin pushing Immigration Reform. There are over 12 million people who are illegally here in the U.S. and it is critical that we get an immigration reform system that does not tear family apart and deport fathers and…

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American Immigration Attorney can help process Battered Spouse Cases

American Immigration Attorneys who practice Immigration Law have been somewhat at a standstill for years regarding domestic violence cases as there was no law that gave such people the protection needed. However, the Matter of R_A_ has just been decided in favor of the person who was abused via domestic violence. Senator Leahy has issued…

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Deportations are up in the Obama Administration, but there is hope

Yes, deportations are on the increase in the Obama Administration.  In fact, Latinos organized a demonstration just recently because there was no immigration reform. However, those foreign nationals should know that they cannot simply be deported and that there are ways to both fight deportation and to be bonded out of detention and be free…

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Save Deportation by Getting a Crime Pardoned by the Governor

Many times people will serve sentences for years and then be released. However, they are not released to their families. Rather they are released to Immigration for deportation proceedings. However, there are ways of trying to beat the deportation. One such way is to get a full and unconditional pardon from the Governor and then…

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EB-5 Investment Visa is for the Entrepeneurs

The EB-5 Investment Visa is for the true entrepenuer. Yes it takes a significant amount of money, namely $1,000,000 unless you are investing in a a Regional Center in which case it is only $500,000. However, people generally do not have that type of money unless they are entrepeneurs. Also, you must keep in mind…

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Immigration Reform Needed

As of now, there are nearly 12 million people who are illegal in the U.S. We could simply say that they should all go home, or why should we reward people here illegally. However, the values of the U.S. and everything we believe draws people from all over the world here. Therefore, there should be…

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