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Category Archives: Immigration Law

6 Motives for Hiring an Immigration Attorney

The process of entering the United States for tourism, business, work, research, or immigration purposes has changed significantly since President Donald Trump took office in 2017, and the need for foreigners to retain legal counsel has increased accordingly. In addition to implementing an immigration policy that can be described as prejudicial, the Trump administration’s attempts …Read More

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

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

How Can a DUI Affect the Chances of Becoming a Permanent Resident?

In May 2019, when members of the United States Congress discussed the legislative proposal known as the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act for the fifth time, the issue of driving under the influence came up. In essence, the DREAM Act would grant legal residency to immigrants who were children when their …Read More

All You Need to Know About Voluntary Departure

In June 2018, when United States immigration officials were scrambling to comply with court orders to reunite parents seeking asylum with children who had been taken away from them at the border, CNN reported that many of these individuals were offered the option to sign voluntary departure orders. These migrant parents were told they would …Read More

How Will Trump’s Presidency Affect Immigration Law?

On February 21st, the United States Department of Homeland Security issued two documents that offer a worrisome glimpse at immigration policy under the Trump administration. For undocumented immigrants, advocates, and firms offering immigration services in San Diego, CA, the issuance of these two memos means they must work together harder than ever to ensure their …Read More

Is It Easier for Certain Nationalities to Immigrate Into the U.S.?

Prior to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, certain nationalities and ethnic groups enjoyed preferences related to admission and the process of establishing legal residence in the United States. The old immigrant quota system was prejudiced and easily corruptible. The visa system, on the other hand, was designed as part of the Great Society …Read More

What Happens If Fraudulent Intent Is Discovered?

Case evaluators with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) tend to review all applications with a certain degree of suspicion and mistrust. Fraud, dual intent, willful misrepresentation, and preconceived intent are all concepts explained in the laws and rules that govern U.S. immigration. When USCIS evaluators believe they have run into a case tarnished …Read More

Immigration Filing Fees May Soon Increase in the U.S.

From now until July 5th, 2016, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will listen to comments from the public with regard to proposed increases in immigration filing fees. The DHS is seeking to raise the processing fees of various petitions and applications. For example, the popular H-1B visa that employers file on behalf …Read More

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