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What Immigration Law Firms Do for Their Clients

Since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, the work of immigration law firms has been covered by major news organizations on many occasions. The deliberately anti-immigrant stance of the Trump administration has made life difficult for the clients of immigration attorneys in San Diego and all around the country. Consequently, legal professionals have …Read More

How Long Does an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Last in the U.S.?

When foreigners decide to work, study, or do business in the United States for an extended period or when they decide to become immigrants and pursue legal residency, it doesn’t take long for them to realize this is a country of extensive identity verification and documentation. American immigration laws beget rules, and many of these …Read More

5 Things You Should Ask Your Prospective Immigration Lawyer

At a time when the administration of United States President Donald Trump has taken a draconian and almost adversarial approach to immigration policy, adequate legal representation has become a must for many foreigners going through visa, immigration, and asylum processes. Although the Immigration and Naturalization Act itself hasn’t been amended in recent years, the White …Read More

DHS Designates Poland as a Visa Waiver Program Country

There’s good news for travelers who hold passports from the Republic of Poland. According to an official press release issued by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), individuals who are Polish citizens were able to start enjoying the benefits of the Visa Waiver Program on November 11th, 2019. A statement made by Kevin …Read More

How to Check on the Status of an Application for Asylum

The immigration crisis the United States has experienced since President Donald Trump took office in 2017 has been particularly difficult for foreigners seeking asylum. According to a recent investigative report published by the San Diego Union-Tribune, there will be 80,000 asylum seekers turned back at the border and stranded in Mexico by the end of …Read More

Is Losing a Green Card Grounds for Deportation?

The permanent resident card (“green card”) issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is formally known as Form I-551. It’s issued upon satisfactory adjudication of Form I-485, also known as Adjustment of Status. This official document can be lost or stolen, but it can also be replaced by means of filing a …Read More

What to Do Following Immigration Interviews

Each week, thousands of foreigners are interviewed by employees from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, all of which deal with every type of immigration matter, from marriage-based immigration to naturalization. The reasons for these interviews are usually provided by rules, …Read More

Tips for Writing a Letter of Appreciation to Your Immigration Attorney

If your immigration law firm was able to help you with a delicate matter, chances are you want to show your appreciation. By virtue of their chosen field of practice, immigration attorneys know about the difficulties their clients face, particularly in cases related to asylum, deportation, detention, and family-based immigration. San Diego immigration lawyers derive …Read More

5 Potential Reasons Adjustment of Status May Not Be Approved

Adjustment of status is the term given by American immigration officials to the process whereby foreigners become lawful immigrants who qualify for benefits such as conditional or permanent residency. In some family-based immigration cases, foreigners can adjust their status upon arrival to the United States. For the most part, there’s an expectation that applicants have …Read More

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