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U Visa: Who Qualifies for One and How do They Work

U Visas are a type of visa that we have experience processing for some of our clients. Like any immigration related matter, many questions arise as to what the process involves. Timing, qualifications, and of course the process itself. This article gives explains what the U Visa is and how [...]

2019-02-22T21:36:30+00:0022 Feb, 2019|Family-Based|

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Stay on Changes to Immigration Policies

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has recently said that President Obama’s executive orders preventing the deportation of numerous illegal immigrants remain barred from going into effect. While there has not yet been a ruling on whether or not the changes in immigration policy are constitutional, the stay on [...]

2015-05-09T15:39:15+00:009 May, 2015|News and Articles|

Department of Justice Strikes Down Federal Judge Opinion Questioning Recent Executive Action

In November 2014, President Obama initiated executive orders to address the country’s immigration issues. This series of orders called for: A crackdown at the border on illegal immigration; Priority focused on deporting felons rather than families; and Requirements of certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay [...]

2015-01-12T14:42:43+00:0012 Jan, 2015|News and Articles|

Defining Criminal Activity That May Bar DAPA Approval

Individuals who qualify for Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) will not be deported. However, DAPA does not equal permanent resident status or citizenship. It does allow for obtaining employment authorization to legally work in the United States for periods of three years. There are basic qualifications pertaining to the [...]

2014-12-11T22:41:35+00:0012 Dec, 2014|News and Articles|

President Obama Announces Executive Action on Immigration: Social and Economic Implications

President Obama announced significant reforms to overhaul the nation’s immigration system. Obama will not grant amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants. Instead, Obama’s executive action on immigration includes providing temporary protections for millions of undocumented immigrants. These protections will allow certain undocumented immigrants to remain and work in the United [...]

2014-11-27T14:09:31+00:0027 Nov, 2014|News and Articles|
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