Immigration Court Delays

Government Shutdown Leads to Immigration Court Delays

Government Shutdown Leads to Immigration Court Delays January 16, 2019   In the United States (U.S.), the nation is experiencing a historically-long partial government shutdown. The shutdown, forced by President Donald Trump, has stretched on into mid-January with no foreseeable end in sight. In December, the president threatened to shut down the government as he…

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Are You Eligible for a Green Card?

Are You Eligible For a Green Card? Within the United States (U.S.), acquisition of a green card is the key to permanent residence. In fact, the proper legal term for a green card holder is “lawful permanent resident” or LPR. When someone holds LPR status, with patience and practice they can eventually become a naturalized…

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Affirmative and Defensive Asylum

Affirmative and Defensive Asylum: Learn the Differences

Affirmative and Defensive Asylum: Learn the Differences Thousands of refugees across the world seek asylum each year. Asylum is a globally recognized form of government protection, and each person has a right to seek it in the country of their choosing. In the United States (U.S.), asylum rights and laws are governed by the Immigration…

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DACA Program

The Economic Benefits of the DACA Program

The Economic Benefits of the DACA Program Created in 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program benefits hundreds of thousands of youth in America. Often referred to as “Dreamers,” potential beneficiaries must meet and continue to adhere to strict standards and requirements. Membership in the program is not permanent and must be…

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Expert Immigration Lawyer

10 Ways an Expert Immigration Attorney Can Help

10 Ways an Expert Immigration Attorney Can Help The United States is a country of immigrants – it is a diverse melting pot of cultures and peoples. In fact, between 98-99% of US citizens are related to an immigrant. Despite the nation’s storied history and global roots, immigration continues to be a controversial issue amongst both…

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Asylum Seekers Mexico

News Alert: Trump Forces Asylum Seekers to Wait in Mexico

News Alert: Trump Forces Asylum Seekers to Wait in Mexico December 21, 2018 Recently, asylum law has been continuously present in the news. Throughout the fall, President Trump publicly reacted to a caravan of Central American migrants traveling to the U.S. southern border. Originating in Honduras, the caravan delivered safety in numbers as thousands of…

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Texas Immigration Facts

5 Interesting Texas Immigration Facts

5 Interesting Texas Immigration Facts The Lonestar State is known for many things. Throughout the years, Texas’ history and population have been molded by the influence of Central America and immigration. Currently, immigration is hot topic in United States (U.S.) politics. It is the second most important issue for American voters, following only health care,…

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Trump Border Wall Funding

News Alert: Trump Vows Government Shutdown Over Border Wall Funding

News Alert: Trump Vows Government Shutdown Over Border Wall Funding December 13, 2018 During the final months of 2018, immigration has received constant news attention. The Trump administration controversially challenged rights of asylum seekers at the United States border. The administration has also worked to upend other aspects of immigration law and practice, including DACA,…

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Border Wall

Is a Border Wall Actually Possible?

Is a Border Wall Actually Possible? During the 2016 election, one of the major campaign promises of Donald Trump was the building of a border wall to separate the United States (US) from Mexico. “Build the wall!” became a resounding chant during the 2016 election season. In short, the intention of such a wall was…

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USCIS Changes H-1B

News Alert: USCIS Proposes Changes to H-1B Visa Selection Process

 News Alert: USCIS Proposes Changes to H-1B Visa Selection Process December 6, 2018 The H-1B visa program creates opportunity for skilled workers in specialized fields. Under the program, talented and well-educated foreign nationals can immigrate to the United States (U.S.) temporarily to work for American companies. The program also benefits the U.S., boosting the economy…

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