Immigration Blog

Green Cards at What Cost?

January 13, 2014

TX – A woman, with determination in each weary step, fights her way through dry ranch lands and desert. Her feet ache, her lungs scream for her to stop and gasp for oxygen but she does not slow her pace. She fades away into moonlight, trudging some 25 miles until finally; her body cannot take […]

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Immigration Court Temporary Shutdown in Tucson

January 13, 2014

Immigration Court Temporary Shutdown in Tucson Tucson, Arizona, Oct. 11, 2013 – it was reported that by the actions of activists, a shutdown in the Immigration Court Systems occurred where buses with dozens of illegal prisoners were being held and transported for their actions against the States. The activists further attempted to prove their point […]

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Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver I-601A

August 2, 2013

New Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver I-601A Starting on March of 2013, USCIS implemented its new Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver (I-601A) program to help visa applicants whose only issue of inadmissibility is their unlawful presence. To be eligible for this waiver you must be the beneficiary of an approved immigrant visa petition classifying you as an […]

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Child Custody of Undocumented Immigrants

July 23, 2013

The awful story taking place in the shadows An alarming trend is developing where undocumented immigrant parents are losing their children to U.S. adoptive parents. Child custody of undocumented immigrants parents is a disturbing trend. In recent years have been losing parental rights because courts are ruling that it’s not in the best interest of […]

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Preparing Your Schedule of Assets and Debts

July 19, 2013

Another part of the disclosures required by the family courts is the Schedule of Assets and Debts. The schedule allows the court to fairly evaluate the parties’ community property and separate property assets and debts. The form will also help you understand more clearly what property and debts there are to divide. It will guide […]

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Preparing Your Income and Expense Declaration

July 19, 2013

Income and Expense Declaration is Critical to get Right As the family courts are court of justice and equity, they place a high value on the fair dealing of the parties. Thus, they require the parties to make full and complete disclosure of their assets and debts, and financial status. Part of that disclosure constitutes […]

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Human Trafficking in 2013

July 19, 2013

Human Trafficking and Slavery affects the United States When you hear the word slavery, you might think that only happened in the past or only in a third world country. But slavery is a very real problem in today’s society and affects the United States as well as the rest of the world. According to […]

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Plea deals and Immigration Consequences

July 15, 2013

Plea Deals / Plea Bargains have their Value, But… Everyone who has ever been arrested and charged with a crime understands and appreciates the value of the plea bargain. It is a compromise which can protect the interests of both the defendant and the State. There are many reasons a person chooses to accept a […]

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Notarios and the Practice of Immigration Law

July 9, 2013

A “Notarios” is an immigration consultant – BUT NOT a Lawyer! What are “notarios”? A notario is an immigration consultant who, under California law, may help immigrants with translating and submitting forms, but cannot appear in court or give legal advice. The term “notario” comes from the Spanish term “notario public” which is used in […]

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One Year Anniversary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

July 1, 2013

520,000 DACA Applications were Approved June 12, 2013, marked the one year anniversary of when President Obama announced the new program of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Since that time over 520,000 applications were approved with only 19,000 applications rejected. Although the rate of application has drastically dropped, it is still possible to apply. Deferred […]

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The DOMA Ruling and its Effect on Immigration Law

July 1, 2013

Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling Wednesday, June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional in its landmark decision in United States v. Windsor. For those who are unfamiliar with DOMA, this discriminatory law denied federal benefits, including immigration benefits, to legally married same-sex couples. Pursuant to the recent […]

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E2 Visa for Investors – What’s It All About?

May 8, 2011

The E-2 visa is an attractive option for foreign nationals living in countries with which the United States has a treaty relationship, and who want to come to the US to invest their money. One big advantage of this visa over the EB-5 investor Green Card is, that there is no minimum required amount that […]

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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Asks President to Help Immigrant Groups

May 8, 2011

CHC asked the President to use Administrative Powers In his latest effort to drum up bipartisan support for immigration reform in Congress, President Obama met with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) yesterday at the White House. Similar to other meetings in recent weeks (with national and state leaders, Latino celebrities and an immigration-themed commencement speech […]

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New Report Underscores Depicts Folly of SB 1070 – Type Laws in California

May 8, 2011

COURTESY: Immigration Impact Folly of SB 1070 type of Laws Fans of Arizona’s SB 1070 and its many imitators fail to mention one critical feature of their beloved legislation: its economic destructiveness. A dramatic example of just how destructive an SB 1070 clone could be is detailed in a new report from the Center for […]

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