This Week in Immigration

Atty. Maria Rita Reyes-Stuby

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Panic mode

Even if every immigration attorney has a crystal ball and is able to read  ‘mumbo jumbo’ or perform magic, they are unable to forecast  the future for  undocumented aliens (imagine the potential clients).  Unpredictability or ‘flip flops’ is becoming the … Continue reading

December 29, 2016

CNMI (Saipan): A US territory

In the early 1990’s, news travelled fast about the irony behind the label “Made in the U.S.A” attached to famous brands of clothing because it was misleading.  The  apparels  were not actually made in mainland U.S.A. but in Saipan, a … Continue reading

December 22, 2016

Criminal convictions and consequences

(Part 2 of 2) Every nation’s immigration rules and regulations seek to weed out ‘undesirables’ or ‘deplorables’ maybe – those with the propensity for malicious mischief or simply, to do harm.  The United States is no exception. When a foreigner … Continue reading

November 10, 2016

Criminal convictions and consequences

(Part 1 of 2) Criminal convictions in immigration are definitely ‘dealbreakers’.  Even just one can cause regrets about  the incident which led to it.  Not a lot of aliens definitively know the immigration consequences of their illegal acts and when … Continue reading

October 27, 2016

Adjust status or consular process?

Indeed our  world feels  smaller.  The norm is ‘global’; be it in business or  love.  Travel abroad has become a ‘must’ for businessmen in order to keep up and promote international trade growth.  With the advent of the Internet, prevalence … Continue reading

October 13, 2016

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