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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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Your Immigration Medical Exam (i-693): a step by step guide for success

Whether your green card application is based on family, employment, visa lottery, political asylum or any other means, everyone must file a completed Green Card, or Immigration Medical Exam ( also known as an I-693, I693, or I 693 form) before approval. If you want to get a green card “fast” (and of…

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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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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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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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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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DACA Still Alive: Supreme Court denies Trump administration appeal

Hundreds of thousands of young immigrants can breathe a sigh of relief this week as the Supreme Court refused to hear the administration’s appeal of a federal judge’s Jan. 9 injunction that halted Trump’s move to rescind the DACA program for Dreamers. If you are a young immigrant in the United…

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