Immigration News

Seeking Asylum: Factors Affecting the Credibility of Your Case

By attorney: Nadia Khalid   In the past few months, the asylum-seeking process has experienced harsh changes and new policy directives which have changed the factors affecting the credibility and/or provability of an asylum seeker’s case.  One of the factors we have noticed while attending asylum interviews is the effect of switching from an alternate

E-2 Statüm Tehlikede Mi: Neler Esaslı Değişiklik Teşkil Ediyor?

Tarafindan Avukat Mustafa Çetin E-2 göçmen olmayan bir vize kategorisidir ve bu statüde bulunan yabancı yatırımcılar göçmen değildirler. Bu yatırımlar uzun süreler devam edebilmekte ve bu statüye sahip olanlar mevcut durumu kanıksama eğilimi göstermektedirler. Ancak göçmenlik kanunları E-2 statüsündeki göçmen olmayan yabancıyı şöyle tanımlamaktadır: Sadece geçimini kazanma amacıyla nispeten küçük miktardaki bir sermayeyi önemsiz bir

Is my E-2 Status in Jeopardy: What Constitutes Substantial Change?

By: Mustafa Cetin E-2 is a nonimmigrant visa category and alien investors holding this status are nonimmigrants. These investments can last a long time and holders of this status should be reminded of a few key points. Immigration laws define an E-2 holder nonimmigrant alien as one who: Has invested or is actively in the

Houston businesses to lose if family separation continues

By: Attorney Ruby Powers After Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration would be implementing a new “Zero Tolerance Policy,” stories began surfacing about family separation. Under the new policy, all immigrants found to have crossed the border illegally would be criminally prosecuted, a practice that rarely occurred before the policy was announced. In the

Immigration Resources for Family Separation

The following link lists possible ways of helping the immigrant community with family separation. Click below for: Immigration Resources for Family Separation  

Attorney Ruby L. Powers graduates in Class 36 of Leadership Houston

June 9, 2018:  Powers Law Group, P.C. congratulates our founding attorney, Ruby L. Powers, for completing the prestigious Leadership Houston program. Over the course of 10 months and among 56 classmates, individuals with diverse backgrounds representing a variety of professions learned more about how the city functions to find a way they could best incorporate

PERM: Residente permanente por medio de empleo

 Por la abogada Michele Strickland Los extranjeros podrán obtener residencia permanente mediante un patrocinador de empleo. La Certificación de trabajo por medio de PERM (Program Electronic Management system) Programa Electrónico de sistema de administración, es la manera más común que un empleado utiliza para patrocinar a un individuo para obtener la residencia permanente. El proceso

El caso de Castro-Tum y el impacto en inmigrantes

Por la abogada Cynthia Milian En Mayo del 2018, el fiscal General uso una “auto referencia” para emitir una decisión en un caso que potencialmente podría impactar a más de 350,00 inmigrantes. Una auto referencia se le llama cuando el fiscal General se refiere un caso previo a sí mismo para utilizarlo de referencia. Bajo

Matter of Castro-Tum and Its Impact on Immigrants​

By: Attorney Cynthia Milian On May 2018, the Attorney General used a “self-referral” to issue a decision on a case that could potentially impact over 350,000 immigrants.  Self-referral is when the Attorney General refers a previous case to himself for review. Under previous presidential administrations, immigration court judges had the discretion to allow for cases

PERM: Permanent Residence Through Employment

By: Attorney Michele Strickland Foreign Nationals may obtain permanent residence through an employer sponsor.  Labor Certification through PERM (Program Electronic Review Management system) is the most common way for an employer to sponsor individuals for permanent residence.  The process starts with the Department of Labor (DOL) and, once the application is certified, moves on to