Yesterday, President Barack Obama introduced a new immigration policy through executive action. Today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has provided us with some more detail about who might be eligible for deferred action and work permits. (The new policy does not grant permanent residence, green cards, or U.S. Citizenship). ***As of 11/21 /14 You can not
On November 20th 2014, President Obama spoke to the nation and introduced a new policy which will be enacted through executive order to provide temporary permission to stay for millions of undocumented immigrants who have been in the U.S. for at least 5 years, have U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident children, paid taxes and have no
Guest Blog by Daniel Z. Bean Supporters of immigration reform were thrilled when the US Senate passed a bipartisan bill this summer, but House republicans have balked at the idea that they’ll be voting on the Senate bill, insisting that a path to citizenship is out of the question. And now with two time-sensitive political
In only a few hours, on Thursday morning, June 20th, 2013 we expect to hear the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor. The Court will decide whether Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violates the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection of the laws as applied to persons of
On November 6th, President Obama won a clear victory picking up all but one of the swing states; same-sex marriage was passed by voters in Washington State, Maine and Maryland; and Marijuana was decriminalized in Washington State and Colorado. In this blog post I will discuss briefly the implications of these results on the current
Great News for some young undocumented immigrants. President Obama as implemented a new policy they are calling deferred action that will allow certain undocumented immigrants between the ages of 16 and 30 who have been in the country for at least 5 years from 6/15/12 (and meet other requirements) to obtain a temporary legal status and a work permit.
Finally, US Citizenship and Immigration Service is entering the 21st century! USCIS has created a system to allow for online processing of certain USCIS forms. This will certainly help streamline the immigration process and hopefully cut down processing time and costs! I look forward to using this system but I am sure that it will have
On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee voted 17-15 to renew the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA, that protects abused women and which expired last year. The VAWA was intended, in part, to protect victims of domestic violence from the manipulation of their immigration status by their attackers. The threat of deportation kept many victims from
I am excited to be a part of Citizenship Day for the first time. On Saturday, April 21st, One America and the American Immigration Lawyers Association will be providing free legal advice and help filling out naturalization applications for eligible greencard holders throughout Washigton State. I and other attorneys will be traveling to Moses Lake, Washington
Pleased to find this informative animated video about U.S. Visas for Foreign Entrepreneurs created by the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The video highlights the problems in the U.S. immigration system and the need for immigration reform when it comes to opportunities for foreign entrepreneurs. The U.S. economy depends on innovative and new ideas from talented individuals. However, its
Congrats to Arizona for voting in a moderate republican who understands that enforcement only immigration policy doesn’t make sense and that most of Arizona’s anti-immigration laws are unconstitutional, un-American and unworkable. Click here to read the New York Times article.
Renewing a Greencard is a fairly simple process in most cases. If your Greencard is about to expire or it has been lost or stolen you can get a new Greencard by filing form I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. It is important that you read the