This Week in Immigration

How important is it to have a living trust?

By Atty. Kenneth Reyes

THINKING about one’s demise is not something people want to spend time thinking about.  However reality is that we all have to face this one day.  It is just a matter of whether you depart this world prepared or unprepared. If you pass away …

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How important is it  to have a living trust?

What do you do after you win asylum?

By Atty. Brian Lerner

QUESTION: I have won asylum as of about two years ago. Is there anything I need to do? Answer:  If you have come to the U.S. as a refugee or been granted asylum in the U.S. — whether from the Asylum Office of .S. Citizenship and Immigration …

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What do you do after  you win asylum?

Do I need a premarital agreement before getting married?

By Atty. Kenneth Reyes

IN the absence of a premarital agreement, the general community property presumption under California family code section 760 controls which provides “ ….all property, real or personal, wherever situated, acquired by a married person during the …

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Do I need a premarital agreement before  getting married?

From fraud to waiver to citizenship in 3 not-so-easy steps

By Reeves Miller Zhang & Diza

COUNTLESS people want to live in the United States.  It is, therefore, not surprising that people sometimes misrepresent facts in order to accomplish that goal.  These lies are told for an obvious reason – telling the truth would not get them an …

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From fraud to waiver  to citizenship in 3  not-so-easy steps

The November 2017 priority dates

By Atty. Michael Gurfinkel

EACH month, the Visa Office of the State Department publishes, in the Visa Bulletin, the priority dates for that particular month, for the various family and employment based categories. A priority date is a person’s “place in line” for a visa,…

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The November 2017 priority dates

Quantum of proof

Gender inequality. Is it an  issue some  societies in the world have relegated to the past?   The trend to recognize same-sex marriages is picking up.  Women are  … FULL STORY

December 21, 2017

USCIS forms updated

True to one of its promised  immigration policies, the present administration is implementing its extreme vetting.  Since it took over the White House a year ago, … FULL STORY

December 14, 2017

Automatic citizenship and the US Department of State

In this day and age, the best travel document in your hands would be a U.S. passport.  Hence the  sense of urgency among immigrants to become U.S citizens.  … FULL STORY

November 23, 2017

DACA: What now?

Your guess is as good as mine.  Last Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the President, through Attorney General Sessions, announced that the DACA program under the Department … FULL STORY

September 14, 2017

FOIA request

Doing it right from the  start should be the only ‘rule of thumb’ when emigrating to the U.S.  Aliens come to this country for a wide array of reasons, the more … FULL STORY

August 31, 2017
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