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Feb 04, 2017

Temporary Pause? Court Temporarily Halts Certain Trump Immigration Orders

Last week, we reported of the White House Executive Orders that restricted the ability of individuals across the globe to enter the United States. On Tuesday, February 3, 2017, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington entered an order temporarily halting the implementation of several provisions of the Executive Order. The order takes an approach that extends its reach across the United States.… Read More

Jun 06, 2016

Establishing an Employer-Employee Relationship Is Essential for H-1B Visa Purposes

More companies are using the H-1B visa to hire and retain foreign workers. It allows workers to maintain their permanent residence outside the United States while continuing employment here. However, H-1B visas are capped at 65,000 per fiscal year, which makes them very competitive and difficult to secure. One area where an H-1B visa application might fail is in establishing an employer-employee relationship between the worker and the company offering the job.… Read More

May 13, 2016

What Is a Habeas Corpus Petition, and What Role Does It Play in Immigration?

Facing detainment or deportation is a reasonable fear in the immigrant community. Even if people follow all procedures stringently with the assistance of an immigration attorney, administrative errors or unfounded criminal charges could place your legal status in danger. Fortunately, there is a possible remedy under habeas corpus if you or a loved one faces detainment.

GENERAL PURPOSES OF HABEAS CORPUS

The writ of habeas corpus is established in the Judiciary Act of 1789.… Read More

Aug 19, 2015

USCIS Update for DACA Recipients Who Received 3-Year Work Permits

USCIS has accounted for over 99 percent of the approximately 2,600 identified invalid work permits requiring return.  Twenty-two of the approximately 2,600 recipients failed to return their work permits or certify good cause for not doing so by the deadline of July 30, 2015.  As a result, those 22 have been terminated from DACA.

The recall only applied to SOME individuals who received a card after Feb.… Read More

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