This Week in Immigration

Atty. Gwendolyn Malaya-Santos

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President Trump’s “Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment” (RAISE) Act

LAST August 2, 2017, the Trump Administration endorsed new legislation called “Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act” that would change the system of granting legal permanent residency. The act was introduced by Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David … Continue reading

August 20, 2017

Exempt property in bankruptcy

ONE of the goals of bankruptcy is to allow debtor-filers to start anew.  This means that after filing bankruptcy and getting a discharge of their debts, these debtors will be in a position to move on financially. Allowing these debtors … Continue reading

June 17, 2017

New I-94 Feature: Check your last possible departure date online

LAST May 31, 2017, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection of the Department of Homeland Security issued an advisory that the CBP will now remind travelers to the US of their last possible departure date, according to the terms of … Continue reading

June 03, 2017

Exempt property in bankruptcy

ONE of the goals of bankruptcy is to allow debtor-filers to start anew.  This means that after filing bankruptcy and getting a discharge of their debts, these debtors will be in a position to move on financially. Allowing these debtors … Continue reading

May 21, 2017

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

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