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Halloween pumpkins are an imported tradtion that immigrants brought to the United States

European Immigrants Brought Us Halloween

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

How government shutdowns impact immigration

While the Trump shutdown lasted only a weekend, many of our clients were asking: how does this impact our immigration case? For any future shutdowns, we have created a general list of what is affected, and what maintains the status quo. When the government is in shutdown mode, many government…

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DACA “not dead yet”: renew DACA now!

Federal judge William Alsop in San Francisco has blocked Trump’s administration from ending DACA. Claiming that the move to rescind the program was based on “a flawed legal premise,” he ruled that the program must be left in place until the litigation to remove it has been decided. Dreamers’ lives…

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What is “chain migration”? Director of USCIS refers to legal family immigration as “a problem”

Over the weekend Fox news published an article entitled: White House releases ‘explosive’ tally of green cards issued in ‘chain migration’. In this “Exclusive” about chain migration, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Lee Cissna is quoted as saying: “For years, we’ve known that large numbers of immigrants have been coming based…

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Dirty Immigration Lawyers? Not that I know of

Attorney General Jeff Sessions just had his Remarks to the Executive Office for Immigration Review published today. Sessions placed the blame for the US immigration problems firmly on the shoulders of “smart attorneys” who create “fraud and abuse in our asylum system” and “exploite(d) loopholes in the law, court rulings,…

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