Category: immigration

The how, why and what to do about being detained by ICE

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     There are four major ways you may be detained if you are not a citizen of the United States of America: unlawful presence, crimes, prior removal orders and

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A Little White Lie Never Hurt Anyone, Right? Not In Immigration.

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  The world of immigration is full of immigration judges and CBP, ICE/ERO, and USCIS officers investigating fraud and misrepresentation. Most grounds are waivable or forgivable. For example, when adjusting

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The Immigration Perils of 21 Savage’s Case

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     Over the past week, we learned acclaimed rapper 21 Savage was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. 21 Savage, whose real name is Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph,

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What To Do After Matter of Song: U.S. Citizen Spouses May Hold the Key to Getting a Green Card

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     On November 19, 2018, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) released an opinion regarding affidavits of support where a K-1 fiancé gets divorced. When a K-1 fiancé gets

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The Long Night – Dealing with Immigration Wait Times and Delays

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The Long Night      The most common concern that I hear from clients is dealing with wait times and delays. In the immigration world, we wait for USCIS to

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I Received a Notice to Appear – What Do I Do Now?

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     A Notice to Appear (NTA) is a legal document that summons you to Immigration Court. Depending on where you live, this Court may be near-by or hours away.

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Build the Wall? No, Build the Law

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     “Build the Wall” has become a popular political tagline regarding immigration. It started with the Presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump and remains a key point in immigration

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Everything Wrong With 90 Day Fiance

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Why I cringe every time someone brings up this show… The TLC show 90 Day Fiancé follows the lives of dozens of U.S. citizens and their foreign-born fiances as they

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New Policy Change for F, J and M Students

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USCIS’ Changes To Drastically Affect Students On May 10, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy memorandum that drastically changes the way it calculates unlawful

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Asylum Claims After Matter of A-B-

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What Will the Future of Asylum Claims Based on Domestic Violence Look Like?           On June 11, 2018, Attorney General Jefferson Sessions issued an opinion which

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