Three Legal Wins for Immigration

It’s hard to be an immigration attorney without noticing all the bad news. It’s been a tough series of years for immigrants, with a current administration who seems intent on making it even tougher. Nevertheless, there is reason to take heart.  Three separate pieces of Trump Administration immigration policy were blocked by significant legal challenges…

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Supreme Court Temporarily Upholds New Asylum Rule

Things have gotten harder for immigrants who wish to claim asylum in the United States. While the Supreme Court’s action is a provisional one, it has nevertheless ensured that thousands of desperate migrants will find it all but impossible to move forward. The rule prevents migrants who have resided in or traveled through third countries…

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In the News: Alarming Changes to Medical Deferred Action Program

The medical deferred action program is a program which allows immigrants with severe medical conditions like cancer or cystic fibrosis to remain in the United States for two year grace-periods. It was never an easy program to gain protection under, but it has been a life-saver for some thousand immigrants who have needed it.  …

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Remote Work and US Immigration Law

Technology has changed the way everyone works, and it has created new issues in immigration law. For example, can a US-based employer simply let a prospective hire do remote work while living in their home country while waiting for visa paperwork to clear? Or can an immigrant who is legally in the country on a…

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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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