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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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What is DACA and why should you care?

Great news in the world of DACA! Check out the latest news on DACA here. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was officially terminated in September of 2017, and has been in the news a lot since then. What is DACA, what has changed? And why should you care?…

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Same Sex Marriage For Immigration/ Green Cards : Updated For 2020

What are the benefits of same sex marriage immigration What Kind Of Marriage Is Considered Valid for Same Sex Marriage Immigration? Common issues for gay and lesbian couples trying to get a green card through marriage? Avenues for green card applications for same sex immigrants If you are in a…

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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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The 601 A “Unlawful Presence Waiver” Can Keep You in the US

The old 601A rules: a review New 601A waiver: 4 main changes In August 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expanded the eligibility for provisional unlawful presence waivers to all individuals who are eligible for the unlawful presence waiver and who can establish extreme hardship to a U.S. citizen, or…

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T Visa: Everything You Have To Know For T Visa in 2020

What is a T Visa? Who can apply for the  T Visa? What is “unusual or severe harm” in the case of the T Visa? How do you apply for a T Visa? What family members qualify for a T-Visa with the applicant? Can you apply for Permanent Residence (green…

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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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The Fastest Way Out of Detention? What You Need to Know About Bail / Bond

Why Would An Immigrant Be Placed In Detention? What is bail (bond)? Which immigrants in detention qualify for bail? Which immigrants are subject to mandatory detention? Many friends and families call upon our immigration law firm with questions when there is a loved one detained by Immigration. The first question…

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