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DACA is Back: Trump Ordered To Fully Reinstate program for Dreamers

Hundreds of thousands of young immigrants can breathe a sigh of relief. The Supreme Court rejected Trump’s move to rescind the DACA program for Dreamers, and a federal court has now ruled that the US government must accept new DACA applications as well. If you are a young immigrant in…

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New Trump Immigration Order Flies in the Face of Common Sense

Obviously it’s an understatement to say that the new Trump order stinks. Temporarily suspending the H1B visa, and other work visas makes no sense, by ignoring the US need for workers in healthcare, schools, camps, technology, and so many other industries especially during Covid.  The mythological argument that immigrants steal…

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Good news about Trump's executive order regarding immigration

Some Good Immigration News During the Pandemic

This week I’m going to be talking about some positive things, and giving people some realistic perspective on the executive order that came out from the President last week. I say realistic because as I try to keep to reminding people: you have to be careful what you read, and…

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Trump stops new green cards, but leaves visas during COVID-19

Trump’s plan to limit green cards: five things you need to know

By now you may have heard that President Trump came out on Twitter saying that: “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into…

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How are immigration courts affected by corona virus. Are courts still open

Updates On The Corona Virus & Immigration

A MESSAGE FROM ALL OF US AT HARLAN YORK & ASSOCIATES: We are working remotely during these trying times to make sure we can still support you in your immigration process. Please know you can call us or schedule online appointments for any of your immigration needs. HERE ARE THE…

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Immigrants Brought Us Halloween (and many other great traditions)

Many of the great holiday traditions that we currently enjoy were brought to the United States by way of immigration, and Halloween is no different. Human fascination with death and the afterlife has long been part of our history, but the tradition of celebrating Halloween was originally started in Europe…

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How Do You Find A Good Immigration Lawyer? 8 Tips

Beware Promises And Unethical Advice Read Peer Reviewed Ratings Make Sure They Are Actual Immigration Lawyers Solo vs Partner vs Team? What works better? Do you have an immigration issue that needs solving? Are you trying to get a green card, or avoid deportation? There are so many lawyers out…

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4 Ways to Speed Up Your Immigration Case

Everyone wants to get their immigration case done as quickly as possible, but long waits of a year (or many years) can be the norm. One of the most common questions we get is “can you speed up my immigration case?” The answer usually is “it depends on what type of immigration case,” but…

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Premium Processing is back in some cases: Updates for 2019

Now that the temporary suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions has been lifted, and with upcoming deadlines, let’s look at the changes and updates that happened to premium processing for the 2019/2020 year. What is premium processing? As discussed in other articles, premium processing is a way to speed…

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How does a government shut down affect immigration? Government shut down sign

How government shutdowns impact immigration

It seems that in the current political climate, government shutdowns are an annual event. This leaves many of our clients asking: how does this impact our immigration case? For this and any future shutdowns, we have created a general list of what is affected, and what maintains the status quo….

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Are Trump’s Immigration Policies Bad For Business?

The New York Times just published an article entitled: Companies Say Trump Is Hurting Business by Limiting Legal Immigration. That’s a pretty big statement, but it follows the logic of my recent blog post entitled: Immigrants Have a Positive Impact on the Economy, Why Are We Trying To Block Them? While the…

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What you need to know about “Extreme Hardship” for US Immigration

For many people, staying in the US can be a matter of life and death. Being deported could mean persecution in their own countries, torture, and/or death. But for many immigrants, extreme hardship means being forced to live without  your family, children, spouse, or simply losing your access to financial stability…

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Immigrant father touches heads with young child, Trump's zero tolerance policy hurts families

New “zero tolerance” immigration policy is traumatizing by design

While immigration has been in the news fairly solidly since the Trump administration took the reigns, in the last few weeks we have entered a whole new era of previously unimaginable policies. Detaining children is nothing new. Under Obama the detention of children was met with outrage by a lot…

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