Supreme Court Strikes Down MPP

The MPP, or Migrant Protection Protocols, was a Trump-era policy that required migrants to “wait in Mexico” while applying for asylum in the United States. This forced asylum-seekers to weather violence and privation in dangerous border towns while their immigration cases crawled through the system. When this policy was in effect, Homeland Security claimed they…

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What is a Dual Intent Visa

Life changes. You might well come to the United States on a temporary visa only to decide that you’d like to adjust your status later. Yet coming to the United States with “dual intent” can create legal complications. For the most part, when USCIS issues a temporary visa they do so on the grounds that…

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Steps for Getting a Student Visa in the United States

Want to study in the United States? You’ll need to secure a student visa.  There are three types of student visa. The first is the F-1 visa. This is the most common, the one that covers undergraduate and graduate students attending a college or a university in the United States. The vast majority of the…

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Can You Apply for a Green Card After an Overstay?

Overstays are never a good idea if you are serious about seeking permanent residency in the United States. Nevertheless there are methods that immigration lawyers can use to make a green card application after an overstay. These methods will not work in every case. They are only available to immediate relatives of US citizens who…

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What is Title 42?

A federal judge in Louisiana has blocked a Biden administration order to terminate Title 42. The judge claims the Biden administration failed to go through the required notice and comment process prior to terminating the policy.  Title 42 is a public emergency health order that got invoked at the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic.…

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Supreme Court Rules on Patel v. Garland

The Supreme Court has made a recent ruling on an immigration case. The gist of the ruling demonstrates that any immigrant must be extremely careful while filling out any public document.  In Patel v. Garland, Pankajkumar S. Patel was a citizen of India who entered the United States unlawfully in 1992. He was attempting to…

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What is the Uniting for Ukraine Program?

The Uniting for Ukraine program will allow 100,000 Ukrainian refugees to settle in the United States. The program is open only to those who are fleeing the war in Ukraine. Here’s what you need to know about the program if you’re trying to help a loved one immigrate from the Ukraine to the United States,…

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What is an Affidavit of Support?

An affidavit of support is filed by anyone who wants to sponsor an immigrant. They apply both to employment-based sponsorships and family sponsorships.  The form used is Form I-864, the Affidavit of Support. How does the affidavit of support work? Page Contents How does the affidavit of support work?Who can be a sponsor? Who does not…

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Can Ukrainian Refugees Come to the United States?

Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine has prompted our law office to discuss the options that may be open to Ukrainian refugees. Here’s what you need to know. Temporary Protected Status Page Contents Temporary Protected StatusVisitor’s VisasSpecial SituationsHow Title 42 Impacts the SituationGet Help Today If you were already in the United States or arrived prior…

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Converting an F-1 Visa to an H-1B Visa

Here in Philadelphia, there are some excellent employers, many of whom are happy to hire skilled immigrants. There are also a number of outstanding colleges and universities where students from around the world come to pursue their educations. If you’ve grown to like it here, you may be wondering how you can get authorized to…

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