Author: Karyn Schiller

POSTS BY : Karyn Schiller
Is Your Criminal History Preventing You From Getting Your Green Card? Maybe Not Anymore…
Just last year the Supreme Court ruled in Padilla v. Kentucky, 559 U.S. __,  130 S. Ct. 1473 (2010) that a criminal defendant must be warned of the danger that [...]
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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) – What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
After the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the US Government designated Haiti as a country experiencing “extraordinary and temporary conditions” that prevent its nationals from returning to the country [...]
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Celebrations are Premature for Same-Sex Couples
It seems that my posting of yesterday was too good to be true.  After barely 24 hours the Obama Administration has backpedaled on its statement that it would instruct the [...]
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Progress for Same-Sex Couples?
The recent announcement by the Obama Administration that it has instructed the Attorney General to cease defending Article 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage for [...]
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Removals and Deportations on the Rise
Recently we have noticed a significant uptick in the number of clients calling the Westchester office for help with removal proceedings.  It seems that Immigration Customs & Enforcement (ICE) has [...]
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Adoption – The Immigration Quandary
For the third time in as many months I was approached at the White Plains office by a new client who had already completed the adoption of an infant abroad [...]
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Pro Bono Success in Record Time
I am pleased and proud to report that last week this office obtained  Lawful Permanent Residency status (“Green Cards”) for a Jewish Studies teacher at a Jewish Day School and [...]
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To B or Not to B
Over the course of the summer a couple of new clients presented with a similar issue – one had previously entered the country in B-1 status, stayed for 6 months [...]
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Thanks to iCert H-1B Filings are Taking Longer than Ever
Thanks to iCert, the new “and improved” online system for filing Labor Condition Applications, H-1B applications are now taking longer than ever.  The new system was rolled out a few [...]
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H-1B visas. What a Difference a Year – and TARP, Make…
On April 20, 2009 USCIS announced that it had received only 44,000 cap-subject petitions since the filing window opened on April 1.  For those who may have forgotten the bedlam [...]
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