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Muslim Immigration Unfairly Targeted: What You Must Know

Are you a Muslim going through immigration, or trying to get a green card in the US? Read this post first! If you have been waiting for your citizenship decision for an unusual length of time or you have been delayed for your green card, then you may be targeted by the CARRP program. In 2013,…

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Executive Order on Immigration: Top 7 Myths

Executive order – It’s been five weeks since President Obama spoke to the Nation on Immigration Action.  In that short time, law firms all over America which exclusively handle immigration matters have been flooded with calls, emails and in person consultations. Most people want to know about expanded Deferred Action for…

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Executive Action: 10 Things You Must Know

President Obama’s November 20, 2014 Executive Action Announcement Brought with It Ten Main Points: Strengthen Border Security Immigration will have three new task forces. Southern maritime border. Southern land border and West Coast. Investigations to support the other two task forces.   Executive Action to Revise Removal Priorities The executive…

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IMMIGRATION POLICY BY OBAMA INCONSISTENT: REVIEW

IMMIGRATION POLICY BY OBAMA INCONSISTENT: REVIEW Harlan York, the #1 Immigration Attorney.   Your best choice for an Immigration Lawyer if you live in NYC (Manhattan, Harlem, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island).   Last week the latest immigration policy news went public that President Obama is likely to enlarge…

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Illegal Immigration: Not Just a Modern or American Phenomenon

Harlan York, the #1 Immigration Attorney.   Your best choice for an Immigration Attorney if you live in NYC (Manhattan, Harlem, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island). In the United States there has always been much controversy about “illegal immigration.”  I have never been as offended by the language as…

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Why We Love Immigrants (And You Should, Too!)

Why We Love Immigrants (And You Should, Too!)

Everybody comes from somewhere. The people who arrive first make the rules. Immigrants who enter afterwards are subjected to restrictions and being deemed “illegal.” In the 18th Century, Benjamin Franklin warned his fellow British colonists of the impending threat of the German immigrants to America. Later in our history, we…

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Immigration Reform vs. Immigration Reality

In tonight’s State of the Union, President Obama said: “Finally, if we are serious about economic growth, it is time to heed the call of business leaders, labor leaders, faith leaders, and law enforcement – and fix our broken immigration system.  Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have acted.  I…

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Everything You Need to Know About Filipino TPS

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is defined as a limited immigration benefit given to immigrants from nations devastated by natural disasters or civil strife. TPS applicants must be in the US when the US government designates it. They also must prove that they were present in the US from date of…

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Immigration Policy: 4 Things You Need To Know

Gandhi was once famously asked if he was a Hindu. His answer:  “Yes I am. I am also a Christian, a Muslim, a Buddhist and a Jew.” This perspective is very important when representing immigrants. As lawyers who help immigrants, we must look at all of our clients with truly global perspective….

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Deferred Action – 10 Things You Must Know Now

The Dream Act still has not passed, but Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals went into effect in August 2012. Here are ten things you must know about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: You can be over 31.  Only immigrants 31 years old or older on June 15, 2012 cannot apply. There are close…

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Immigration Reform: 7 Things You Must Know

It has been lurking in the news for years, but over the last ten months or so, immigration reform has truly stayed among the biggest stories. Here’s everything you must know, based on my 18 years of experience in the immigration field and countless studies, both long term and in…

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Deferred Action – the 1st Anniversary

So as we commemorate the 1st year of DACA, we read now that Senator Marco Rubio – Republican from Florida and pro-immigration reform politician – has warned that lack of action by Congress may lead to President Obama signing an executive order granting amnesty. My initial response is “um, probably…

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George W. Bush emerges again on Immigration Reform

Former President George W. Bush spoke out this week – to push Congress to do what he repeatedly favored throughout his time in the White House – to reform immigration. Bush spoke of fixing the “broken system” and giving people “respect.” The fact that reform never passed during his eight…

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A Very Important Immigration Decision from the 6th Circuit

“This case illustrates the archaic and convoluted state of our current immigration system.” So begins a very important June 5th decision from the 6th Circuit, which has authority over immigration cases in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee. In Flores, et al. v. USCIS, et al.  the ruling is that border…

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A Look at the Senate’s New Immigration Plan

I have been a proud member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) for well over 15 years. AILA has done excellent work in many areas, advocating on behalf of foreign nationals from all over the globe. This week, AILA took a look at the bill known as the Border…

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