What Happens When You Lose Your Job on an H-1B Visa?

H-1B visas require sponsorship from a company with whom you share a verifiable employer-employee relationship.  And while you do not immediately pass out of status when that relationship ends, things can get a little complicated. Here’s what you need to know. You may be entitled to certain benefits. Page Contents You may be entitled to…

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What Are The Grounds for Cancellation of Removal?

If you’re not a legal permanent resident (LPR) of the United States, and you’ve been served with a Notice to Appear at a deportation hearing, then cancellation of removal is one of the avenues you and your immigration lawyer might be able to use to keep you in the country.  It is not a defense…

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What to Do If DACA Ends

DACA protest

The Supreme Court will rule on DACA in their next term, which begins in October 2019 and runs until June of 2020. There, they will decide whether to back the 3 federal judges who have already ruled the Trump Administration’s efforts to end the program are unconstitutional. The Trump administration argues Obama exceeded the powers…

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Avoid These 3 Green Card Sponsorship Mistakes

If you’re trying to sponsor someone for a green card, there are a few things you should know. Otherwise, you could be in for some nasty surprises later. First, recognize you can only sponsor immediate relatives, your husband or wife, or your fiancé. Employers can sponsor people for a green card too, but that’s a…

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As Legal Battles Rage, Pennsylvania Remains Friendly to DACA Recipients

A recent report by Jeff Gammage of The Inquirer reveals that 71% of Pennsylvania residents believe the government should offer a path to citizenship for DACA recipients. Residents of Pennsylvania also support a path to citzenship for immigrants who hold Temporary Protected Status.   See also: What is The Current Law on Claiming Asylum in…

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Military Service No Longer an Easy Path to Citizenship

In the past, joining the military was part of a long tradition dating back to the Revolutionary War. It was also one of the faster paths to citizenship. Immigrants who were eligible could enlist, initiate a background check, start basic training, and serve for just one day. Then, they could apply.   But, the Trump…

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In the News: The Supreme Court Decision You Need to Know About

Legal or not, if you’re an immigrant who has ever been convicted of a crime, you need to pay close attention to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on immigration enforcement. Last week, the Supreme Court ruled on Nielsen v. Preap. And it ensures any conviction, even the most minor misdemeanor you can think of, puts…

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ABA Calls US Immigration Courts Irredeemably Dysfunctional

A recent report from the ABA calls for a complete overhaul of the immigration court system. Under the ABA’s proposed reforms, Immigration Courts would become Article I courts, making them similar to bankruptcy court in that it would be independent of the Justice Department. This could give them what they need to restructure their services…

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