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Conversion of Family-Based Petitions and Retention of Priority Dates

By: Reuben Seguritan   June 13, 2018   Filing family-based petitions for relatives is the way to reunite family members and bring them to the United States. However, due to the decades-long wait for the visa numbers to be available, some life changes might have occurred which could affect the family-based petition.   Some family-based Read the full article…

Closed Deportation Cases to be Reopened

By: Reuben S. Seguritan   May 30, 2018   In May 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered that deportation cases previously closed should be reopened. This is in line with the Trump administration’s policy of deporting all illegal immigrants, regardless of whether they pose a threat to the public safety or whether they have ties Read the full article…

Children Born Outside of the US May be US Citizens at Birth

By Reuben Seguritan   May 16, 2018   When a child is born in the United States, he or she is a United States citizen at birth. If a child is born outside the United States, the child may also be a US citizen at birth, so long as at least one parent is a Read the full article…

Green Card Revocable Even During I-751 Process

By Reuben Seguritan   May 2, 2018   When a foreign national obtains a green card through marriage to a US citizen, this green card is conditional until the second anniversary of the marriage. Within 90 days before the second anniversary of the marriage, the US citizen and the foreign national spouse should jointly file Read the full article…

U.S. Must Keep DACA and Accept New Applications, Federal Judge Rules
Pennsylvania Judge Calls ICE to Arrest Couples on Their Wedding Days
A Marriage Used to Prevent Deportation. Not Anymore.
Court Ruling on Filipino Case Could Prevent Removal of Thousands

Court Ruling on Filipino Case Could Prevent Removal of Thousands By: Reuben S. Seguritan April 18, 2018   On April 17, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the definition of “crimes of violence” in the Immigration and Nationality Act was unconstitutionally vague. In this decision penned by Justice Elena Kagan, the Read the full article…

Immigration rights group condemns forced detention of mother at Green Card interview
More Restrictive Immigration Policies Proposed

More Restrictive Immigration Policies Proposed By: Reuben S. Seguritan   President Trump has been busy these past few months making sweeping changes to the immigration system. Trump declared in a message posted on his Twitter page that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA was “dead.” DACA was a program started by former President Read the full article…