This Week in Immigration

Atty. Lilli A. Baculi

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DACA renewal requests affected by USPS service delays

ON September 5, 2017, United States Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions formally announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program, which has protected from deportation nearly 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. … Continue reading

December 14, 2017

Love, marriage, and (California) divorce

THE holidays are upon us, and soon, we’ll all be thinking about “New Year’s resolutions.” Amid the festivities, many people take this time to look at their lives and decide once and for all if their lives will change in … Continue reading

December 07, 2017

California divorce frequently asked questions

I JUST moved to California last month, and I’d like to file for divorce. Can I file now? To file for divorce in the State of California, the person filing (called the “Petitioner”) must first meet the jurisdictional requirements: (i) … Continue reading

December 01, 2017

Criminal convictions and immigration law

WHAT makes a non-citizen deportable? An alien or non-citizen, including a lawful permanent resident (“green card” holder) is deportable for having a conviction relating to controlled substances. Title 8 U.S.C. Section 1227(a)(2)(B)(i) states: “Any alien who at any time after … Continue reading

November 23, 2017

Policy changes for employment-based petitions, heightened scrutiny for fraud and misrepresentation

CHANGES in adjudications of H-1B renewal petitions. On October 23, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that under updated policy guidance USCIS is instructing its officers to apply the same level of scrutiny to both initial petitions and … Continue reading

November 16, 2017

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