This Week in Immigration

Atty. Gwendolyn Malaya-Santos

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Latest developments on H1-B visa under the Trump presidency

IT’S H-1B season again. On 4/3/2017, the USCIS will start accepting H-1B applications for the 2018 fiscal year. As you may be aware, the H-1B non-immigrant visa is used by various U.S. businesses to hire or employ foreign workers in … Continue reading

April 01, 2017

Enhancing public safety in the interior of the United States

Executive Order 13768 ON January 25, 2017, President Trump issued one of his controversial executive actions on immigration, Executive Order 13768 entitled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” which effectively places any undocumented individual in the … Continue reading

March 04, 2017

President Trump’s recent executive actions on immigration

SINCE President Trump’s inauguration last January 20, 2017, the President has issued three (3) executive actions on immigration, namely,  (1)  Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” issued on January 27, 2017;  (2) … Continue reading

February 04, 2017

How to obtain a waiver for immigration fraud and misrepresentation

IF you are an applicant for an immigration visa, K visa, or V non-immigrant visa, your application may be denied if you are found inadmissible under certain circumstances. In this case, you may file an application for waiver for pacific … Continue reading

December 12, 2016

World War II Veterans Parole Program: Frequently asked questions

AS you may be aware, the USCIS has started implementation last June 2016 the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program (“FWVP”). The program allows certain family members of Filipino World War II veterans (“FWV”) who are beneficiaries of an … Continue reading

November 19, 2016

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