Category Archives: Immigration News

Keeping Your Momentum Going

Sunday, March 01, 2015 | Last Updated: February 12, 2015
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You have set your resolutions for the year. You have goals you want to accomplish. You may have even started working toward your goals—but are you keeping up with them? All too often, we will set our resolutions for the year and then forget about them. Other things come up or get in the way. […]

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Exciting New Immigration Changes with Obama’s Executive Order

Sunday, March 01, 2015 | Last Updated: December 7, 2014
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President Obama announced a series of executive actions which will help many individuals including some of our current clients. It is important to note that none of the changes take effect immediately. The effective date for each change will be announced later. Some of the changes include: Expanding the population eligible for the Deferred Action […]

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Parole in Place, the solution if you do not have legal status

Sunday, March 01, 2015 | Last Updated: May 25, 2014
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Exciting Immigration News for Military Families Parole in Place could be the solution for you if you do not have legal status In November 2013, U.S. Immigration issued a policy memorandum regarding the parole of spouses, children and parents of Active Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve, […]

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Medical Marijuana and Your Immigration Status

Sunday, March 01, 2015 | Last Updated: May 25, 2014
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Medical Marijuana Law and Your Immigration Status Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act Here at the Ranchod Law Group we have been seeing an increased number of clients who are green card holders and users of medical marijuana. Recently we had a consultation with a client in our Sacramento office who was questioned […]

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Deferred Action Childhood Arrival, Renewals & Extensions in 2014

Sunday, March 01, 2015 | Last Updated: June 4, 2014
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Renewal/Extension of Deferred Action as a Childhood Arrival How to request and receive the renewal/extension without experiencing any lapse in your deferral or work authorization In late May 2014, USCIS anticipates publishing the form you will need to file for the renewal/extension. We should submit your request about 120 days (or about 4 months) before […]

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Illegal Immigrants Driver’s License in California

Sunday, March 01, 2015 | Last Updated: May 25, 2014
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In October we discussed the bill signed by California Governor Jerry Brown which will allow those immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally to obtain a driver’s license in California. We covered our top questions at that time and now we want to address two additional questions that keep popping up with our clients: Do […]

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California Governor signs bill allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s license

Sunday, March 01, 2015 | Last Updated: October 4, 2013
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Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill which will allow those immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally to obtain a driver’s license in California. Ranchod Law, with offices in Sacramento, Santa Clara and San Francisco, is elated and supportive of this important change in the law. Here are some of the top questions […]

Immigration Reform Act

Sunday, March 01, 2015 | Last Updated: June 11, 2013
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Immigration Reform: One Step Closer The Long-Awaited Immigration Reform Author: Kaushik Ranchod, at The Ranchod Law Group Many of my clients who visit my Sacramento and San Francisco offices are asking me about the Immigration Reform. Since the passage of the IIRARA in 1996(The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996), no single […]

BREAKING NEWS: Unlawful Presence Waiver Finalized thousands could benefit!

Sunday, March 01, 2015 | Last Updated: January 5, 2013
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What is an unlawful presence waiver? Do I need an unlawful presence waiver? An individual who is present in the United States illegally for over 180 days but less than 1 year is barred from returning to the United States after departure for 3 years. Similarly, an individual who is present in the United States […]

Leiba v. Holder: Aggravated felony bar in INA 212(h) inapplicable to those who were never “admitted”

Sunday, March 01, 2015 | Last Updated: December 3, 2012
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The following is a brief discussion of the recent fourth circuit case of Leiba v. Holder. Said case is controlling in the states of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia but can be used as a persuasive authority throughout the United States. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) 212(h) is a law that […]