March 2, 2017. As of this writing, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is still available and the government is still accepting and approving DACA initial and renewal applications. On February 20, 2017 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a memorandum   and Frequently Asked Questions implementing the president’s recent immigration...

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NAS Report Finds Immigration a Win for the U.S. Economy

The American Immigration Council released the following information on September 21, 2016. I thought it was worth sharing. September 21, 2016 Washington D.C. – Today, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) released a new report, The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration, which takes a comprehensive look at the fiscal and...

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Treaty Trader/Investor Visas

Not long ago a good friend asked me about the immigration process for people who have money to invest in the United States, and/or who are directing an investment. There are E visas available for people with capital to invest in the United States. However, a mandatory prerequisite to an E visa is a treaty between the United States for trade or commerce. Only...

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Humanitarian Protection: TPS

For some immigrants getting out of their home country and finding safe heaven in a country like the United States is literally a matter of life and death. The immigration laws offer help to such people, although the door is not as open as you might wish. One of the common ways people take shelter in the United States is through Temporary Protected Status (TPS) cover...

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A Guide to the I-601A Waiver of Unlawful Presence for Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens, and soon, for Immediate Relatives of Permanent Residents

On January 2, 2013, the United States Department of Homeland Security announced that illegal immigrants who are immediate relatives of United States Citizens (spouse, child between 17-21, or parent of a child over 21) could apply for the I-601A “Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver” within the United States. In the past, immediate relatives of U.S. citizens were not...

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