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Widespread Opposition to Trump’s Order on Immigration

By Reuben S. Seguritan   When President Trump issued his executive order on January 25, 2017, entitled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” the response from the immigrant community was outrage and condemnation.   The Executive Order directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to prioritize the removal of noncitizens who Read the full article…

Supreme Court to Decide Deportation Case of Filipino Immigrant

By Reuben S. Seguritan January 20, 2017   A lot of people dream of becoming a lawful permanent resident (LPR) in the United States (US). This status is one step away from becoming a US citizen. As an LPR, there are a lot of benefits and also responsibilities. The benefits include being able to work Read the full article…

When Can Immigrants Be Deported for Crimes? Justices Hear Sides

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court considered on Tuesday how broad the government’s authority is to deport immigrants who commit serious crimes.     Learn More

Deportation force is ‘not happening,’ Paul Ryan tells undocumented family

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan walked a delicate line on the issue of immigration — one considerably more delicate than President-elect Donald Trump’s — during a nationally televised town hall meetinghosted by CNN on Thursday. read more

Graham, Durbin reintroduce bill to protect ‘Dreamers’

 A bipartisan group of senators is moving to offer legal protection for undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children if President-elect Donald Trump nixes a executive order issued by President Obama.   Learn More

The US is ‘almost out’ of qualified workers, and more immigration is the answer, JPMorgan strategist says

While job growth in December disappointed and the unemployment rate got worse, the chief global strategist at JPMorgan Funds warned Friday that the U.S. labor force is running out of “well-qualified” American workers. Learn More

Fiancé’s Eligibility to Adjust Status After Divorce

By Reuben S. Seguritan January 11, 2017 The K-1 Visa or fiancé(e) visa is a single entry visa that allows the foreign fiancé(e) of a US citizen to enter the United States solely to marry the US citizen within 90 days from entering the United States.  The fiancé(e)’s “minor child” may also enter the U.S. Read the full article…

Immigrant Rights Groups Gear Up For Fight Of Their Lives With Nationwide Protest Plan

Immigrant rights groups plan to hold rallies and marches in more than 40 cities across the United States next week, aimed at pressing President-elect Donald Trump to back away from the hardline policies he trumpeted during his campaign. MORE INFO

New Affidavit of Support Policy Simplifies Visa Processing

By Reuben S. Seguritan January 4, 2017 Last December 28, the Department of State announced that original or wet ink signatures are no longer required in the Affidavit of Support. Under the new policy which started on January 1, 2017, the National Visa Center (NVC) now accepts photocopies and scanned versions of signed Forms I-864 Read the full article…

Conviction For Elderly Abuse is Bar to Deportation Relief

By Reuben S. Seguritan December 28, 2016 For noncitizens residing here in the US, the commission of certain crimes has immigration consequences. It may render them inadmissible and/ or deportable. There are also certain crimes known as CIMT or crimes involving moral turpitude which may preclude eligibility for deportation relief including cancellation of removal. A Read the full article…