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Say ‘NO’ to Notaries and Immigration Consultants

Unfortunately, there is a large amount of non-attorneys practicing immigration law. No one can deny the fact that not all immigrants are going to be able to afford a high end attorney to assist them with their cases. This is where people such as Notaries (Notarios) or Immigration Consultants come in to play. These people […]

Do You Know What Is on Your Record?

Do You Qualify for DACA or DAPA? A lot has been happening lately with immigration! November 20, 2014 was the big day Obama announced his new executive actions. Some of the more exciting possibilities include: No Age Cap for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) New Deferred Action for Parents of US Citizens and Lawful Permanant […]

Employers Should Start Preparing for H-1B Visa Season

As April steadily approaches, so does the opportunity for foreign workers in specialized fields to obtain an H-1B visa subject to the annual cap. Under the program, U.S. businesses are able to hire temporary workers for positions that require knowledge or expertise in certain fields, such as engineers, scientists, or computer programmers. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services […]

Immigration Implications of the DOMA Ruling

Late last month, the United States Supreme Court decided United States v. Windsor, a case challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The provision of DOMA that was at issue defined marriage as the union between one man and one woman, essentially prohibiting the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages. The Court […]

President Obama Strives For “Common-Sense” Immigration Reform

I used to feel optimistic about immigration reform but after reading that the lawmakers that once helped sponsor the immigration bill are now showing some hesitation, I have begun to question whether immigration reform will ever see the light of day. Half the articles about immigration reform seem to criticize the bill and claim that […]

Status of the Long-Awaited Immigration Reform Bill

Remember a few months ago when we first laid our eyes on the 17-page blueprint of what would eventually become the highly anticipated immigration reform bill? I sure do. Many of the proposals on that blueprint seemed too good to be true, while others seemed, to put it nicely…outlandish! The immigration reform draft made changes […]

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  • Say ‘NO’ to Notaries and Immigration Consultants
    Unfortunately, there is a large amount of non-attorneys practicing immigration law. No one can deny the fact that not all immigrants are going to be able to afford a high end attorney to assist them with their cases. This is where people such as ...
  • Do You Know What Is on Your Record?
    Do You Qualify for DACA or DAPA? A lot has been happening lately with immigration! November 20, 2014 was the big day Obama announced his new executive actions. Some of the more exciting possibilities include: No Age Cap for Deferred Action for ...
  • Employers Should Start Preparing for H-1B Visa Season
    As April steadily approaches, so does the opportunity for foreign workers in specialized fields to obtain an H-1B visa subject to the annual cap. Under the program, U.S. businesses are able to hire temporary workers for positions that require ...
  • Immigration Implications of the DOMA Ruling
    Late last month, the United States Supreme Court decided United States v. Windsor, a case challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The provision of DOMA that was at issue defined marriage as the union between one ...
  • President Obama Strives For “Common-Sense” Immigration Reform
    I used to feel optimistic about immigration reform but after reading that the lawmakers that once helped sponsor the immigration bill are now showing some hesitation, I have begun to question whether immigration reform will ever see the light of ...