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Temporary Protected Status as a pathway to a green card

In Ramirez v. Brown, the Ninth Circuit recently held that a Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) recipient is eligible to adjust to legal permanent resident status in the United Status.  The Ninth Circuit reasoned that receiving TPS deems an individual to … Continue reading

April 27, 2017

Spouses of certain H-1B visa holders at risk of losing work authorization

“ Many H-4 spouses and their family members are now concerned about the future of their work authorization and their ability to earn an income.” During the Obama administration, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) enacted a rule that allows … Continue reading

April 20, 2017

Beating the lottery: Understanding and overcoming the H-1B cap

On Monday, April 3, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting petitions from employers seeking to hire professionals with “specialized knowledge” in the H-1B nonimmigrant category.  An approved petition will allow a foreign worker to change status … Continue reading

April 12, 2017

Obtaining a green card after being abused

“  The most difficult task facing a self-petitioner under VAWA is typically establishing that they have suffered “extreme cruelty” by their family member. While difficult, this task is still very possible.” PERHAPS the most common way for a person to … Continue reading

April 06, 2017

Don’t become a victim: The rise of immigration scams during periods of uncertainty in immigration policy

In this time of rapidly changing immigration directives and uncertainty regarding the immigration policies of the Trump Administration, noncitizens and their family members are desperately seeking answers and looking for solutions to their immigration issues.  Unfortunately, fear and worry regarding … Continue reading

March 16, 2017

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