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The Politics of Sanctuary Cities

The Politics of Sanctuary Cities

The things we see and hear, read, or write, affect our emotions. What do you feel when you hear or read the words "sanctuary cities"? Do you feel anger? fear? disgust? hope? relief? acceptance? The term "sanctuary" means a place of refuge or safety. A sanctuary is...

Unemployment Benefits, Stimulus Checks &  Public Charge

Unemployment Benefits, Stimulus Checks & Public Charge

The Trump Administration’s “public charge” rule went into effect on February 24, 2020. Shortly after, there were two events that have caused concern among my clients and their ability to obtain immigration benefits. In the first event, in March, with the vast majority...

Public Charge & Inadmissibility

Public Charge & Inadmissibility

Recent changes to the green card process U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has implemented the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule on Feb. 24, 2020. Under the Rule, USCIS will look at multiple factors to determine if someone is likely...

Foreign Affairs, Romance, and Immigration

Foreign Affairs, Romance, and Immigration

The spark of attraction knows no borders. In fact, the more exotic we find the object of our desire, the more we are attracted. So, with Valentine’s day around the corner, here are some thoughts on the path of true love with a foreign national. Step 1: Love is in the...

Finding An Immigration Lawyer Near Me

Finding An Immigration Lawyer Near Me

Locating a good lawyer who can efficiently help with your immigration questions may not be easy. Don't expect to locate a good lawyer just by simply looking in the phone book, searching the internet or reading an advertisement. There's not enough information in these...

The #1 Immigration Mistake that Foreign Medical Graduates Make

The #1 Immigration Mistake that Foreign Medical Graduates Make

Approximately one quarter of the country’s physicians are foreign medical graduates. Physician immigration is one of the most complex areas of U.S. immigration law, requiring coordination between multiple government agencies. Due to the complex nature of physician...

Adjustment of Status for Spouse on a Visitor Visa

Adjustment of Status for Spouse on a Visitor Visa

Frequently, a potential client, who is a U.S. citizen, asks if their spouse from [insert country of choice] can enter on a visitor visa and then adjust status. Well, the answer to that question, like many others in the law, is “it depends.” Immigrant Intent at the...