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Can my Immediate Family Derive Asylum from Me (the Main Applicant)?

If a person gets granted asylum, their spouse and unmarried children may be granted the same status without having to file additional applications if they were included on the asylum application and are in the United States. If the family members were not included on the asylum application or are not in the United States, …

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Si el gobierno se cierra, ¿qué impacto tendrá en las agencias de inmigración?

Recientemente, ha habido mucha especulación sobre un posible cierre del gobierno. Un cierre del gobierno ocurre cuando el Congreso no aprueba o el presidente no firma la legislación de asignaciones que financian varias operaciones y agencias gubernamentales. Aquí hay cinco cosas que debe saber sobre cómo un cierre del gobierno puede afectar la inmigración:   …

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The Government Shutdown and Its Impact on Immigration

By Attorney Cynthia Milian A government shutdown occurs when Congress fails to pass or the president does not sign appropriations legislation that funds several government operations and agencies.  Here are five things you need to know about how a government shutdown can impact immigration: USCIS: If you have a biometrics appointment or interview scheduled during …

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End of Year Immigration Reminders: What to Know in the Last Month of 2018

By Attorney Nadia Khalid As 2018 comes to a close, we encourage clients to remain aware of a few end-of-the-year reminders: Keep in mind that the holiday season is approaching. Law firms, attorneys, and the government will be observing the holiday season and New Year at the end of the month. Expect delays in communication. …

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USCIS Proposes H-1B Employer Registration Program

By Attorney Michele Strickland On October 17, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions and Regulatory plan, which provides the public with an overview of changes they would like to make. One DHS proposed regulation, entitled “Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking to File …

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The Process of Re-calendaring Administratively Closed Cases—Which Cases are Priority and What Can I Do Now?

 By Attorney Cynthia Milian Around June 2018, we wrote about the case of Castro-Tum, where it was held that Immigration Judge’s (IJ’s) and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) do not have the general authority to suspend indefinitely immigration proceedings by administratively closing a case. Therefore, administrative closure is not something that is generally available in …

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USCIS Can Now Issue NTAs for Denial of an Application: What it means for you

By attorney: Nadia Khalid On July 05, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) revealed new policy guidelines regarding Notice to Appear issuances. A Notice to Appear (“NTA”), as defined by USCIS, “is a document given to an alien that instructs them to appear before an immigration judge on a certain date…the issuance of an …

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İltica Başvurusu: Davanızın Güvenilirliğini Etkileyen Faktörler

Avukat: Nadia Khalid Son birkaç ay içinde, iltica süreci, bir sığınmacının davasının güvenilirliğini ve / veya başarısını etkileyen faktörleri değiştiren sert değişiklikler ve yeni politika direktifleri yaşamıştır.  İltica görüşmeleri sırasında farkettiğimiz faktörlerden biri, alternatif vize statüsünden iltica talebinde bulunulmasına geçişin etkisidir. Örneğin, sona ermiş bir E-2 (yatırımcı vizesi) ‘den iltica başvurusu yapmaya geçiş. Genel olarak, …

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