Category: Immigration Law

If You Entered without Inspection, You May Just have Won the (Immigration) Lottery
Back in January of this year I wrote about the pending change that could help spouses of US citizens who entered without inspection.  Thanks to the implementation of a new [...]
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Immigration Reform is Coming
I can feel it in the air.  Immigration reform is coming.  Watching the politicians and talking heads on TV shows clearly that both the Democrats and Republicans, for different reasons, [...]
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Trafficking Victim Finally Becomes Legal in the US
Today is a very happy one for one of my clients – lets call her client X for reasons that will be obvious.  After several years without hope of ever [...]
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Not the Dream Act – but close…
The announcement from the Obama Administration today that it intends to grant deferred action to certain undocumented immigrants who were brought here by age 16 is a welcome announcement but [...]
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The U Visa. How Immigration Law Can Help Undocumented Crime Victims
Undocumented immigrants are one of the most vulnerable population groups in this country.  All too often these immigrants are exploited by unscrupulous employers and others, who use and abuse them, [...]
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Good News for Some Who Entered Without Inspection
Just a couple of days after my last posting on waivers, USCIS announced its intention to begin processing requests for waivers of unlawful presence in the United States for certain [...]
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Entered the US without Inspection? There is Still Hope for your Green Card
US Immigration Law is particularly unforgiving towards those who entered the country without inspection.  Even marriage to a US citizen – which is usually sufficient to overcome most immigration violations [...]
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Avoid Losing H-1B Status While your Adjustment of Status Application is Pending
It is common for an H-1B visa-holder on whose behalf a PERM and I-140 Petition for Alien Worker has been approved to wait years before they are eligible to actually [...]
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Update on Asylum for Egyptian Copts
Since my last posting on US asylum for Egyptian Coptic Christians I have interviewed and spoken with many, many of you, both in the US and from Egypt who are [...]
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Asylum for Egyptian Copts
US Asylum law is notoriously unforgiving and the maze of technical requirements all too often result in otherwise-deserving applicants being denied asylum.  One such requirement is that applicants file their [...]
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