Category Archives: Immigration Law

Rescheduling Biometrics Appointment

Once an application for the immigration benefit is filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the receipt notice(s) are mailed out, the next step is biometrics. A biometrics services appointment will be scheduled at a local Application … Continue reading

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Expunged Records and Immigration Cases

For most people with a minor criminal record that conviction becomes not only a personal embarrassment, but frequently also an employment problem. Having a criminal record can make finding and keeping a job much more difficult. Having a record that … Continue reading

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The End of DACA

President Trump has ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals known as DACA program, which granted work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children. The White House plans to delay the enforcement of the president’s decision … Continue reading

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What to Do If You Receive the RFE (Request for Evidence)?

Supposedly about one in every ten immigration applications/petitions receive an RFE.  The first step to answering an RFE is to understand what USCIS is asking, was this information already provided, and if not – then why not, and who can provide … Continue reading

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Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration – as of 1/26/2017

Yesterday President Trump signed two executive orders that are intended to follow through on his campaign promises to build a wall along the Mexican border and deport millions of so called “illegal immigrants.” These orders address a wide range of … Continue reading

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US Citizenship and Elderly

We regularly receive calls from the elderly green card holders or their adult children who want to know how someone can become a US citizen if he or she is unable to prepare for the English history test and/or is not … Continue reading

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AG/BIA New Precedent Decision 10/12/2016

Matter of SILVA-TREVINO, 26 I&N Dec. 826 (BIA 2016) The BIA concluded that the categorical and modified categorical approaches provide the proper framework for determining when a conviction is for a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT). The BIA further found … Continue reading

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