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5 Things Same-Sex Couples Should Know About Immigration

5 Things Same-Sex Couples Should Know About Immigration

  • April 12, 2019
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It would be nice if things were different, but in general being a member of a same-sex couple means being saddled with worries and complications traditional married couples just don’t face. On this issue, there is both some good news…

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

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

  • March 28, 2019
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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….

ABA Calls US Immigration Courts Irredeemably Dysfunctional

  • March 15, 2019
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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…

The Line for Immigration Grows Longer – And Longer

The Line for Immigration Grows Longer – And Longer

  • January 31, 2019
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An immigration lawyer in Philadelphia is accustom to fielding difficult calls and questions. We are experienced in family separations, detention and deportation cases, complicated asylum matters, and even complex visa applications. However, one question that is growing more frustrating for…

What Is the Current Law on Claiming Asylum in the United States?

What Is the Current Law on Claiming Asylum in the United States?

  • January 15, 2019
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At the end of 2018, we had several high-profile news stories break around immigration law in the United States. While several of these stories, from the border wall to expected changes to visa schemes in 2019, highlighted the complexities of…

A Wall Built on Policy: How Immigration Policy Changed in 2018

A Wall Built on Policy: How Immigration Policy Changed in 2018

  • December 31, 2018
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As we start 2019, President Trump will not have the funding for his “wall” on the United States and Mexico border. The President has been vocal on the necessity of a physical wall on the border since his campaign in…

Extended DACA and DAPA stopped by split 4-4 Supreme Court Decision

  • June 23, 2016
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Today, the US Supreme Court reached a split, 4-4 decision on whether President Obama has the authority to institute DAPA and Extended DACA to foreign nationals currently present in the United States. Due to the vacancy in the Supreme Court…

Supreme Court to Decide DAPA and Extended DACA by June 2016

  • January 25, 2016
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The United States Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether President Obama’s DAPA and Extended DACA Programs will go forward. DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability) and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) are program for persons who have resided in the…

A Closer Look at Immigration Reform

  • July 8, 2015
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On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of immigration reform plans to be implemented in 2015. This plan came after Congress failed to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill, despite its passage through the Senate. The President’s new…

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