Category Archives: Immigration Reforms

DACA and Executive Action on Immigration

Monday, February 08, 2016 | Last Updated: September 1, 2015
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Obama’s executive action on immigration and DACA During the State of the Union address in January, immigration reform wasn’t a talking point. In fact, it was only mentioned briefly—and as a reminder of the president’s intention to veto efforts to derail immigration reform. In December, several cities and states filed a federal lawsuit in opposition […]

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The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) 245(i)

Monday, February 08, 2016 | Last Updated: September 15, 2015
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With the announcement of the new unlawful presence waiver this past March, we have seen many new clients asking questions to see if they qualify. Some of these individuals actually qualify for adjustment of status (the process under which you can obtain your green card, lawful permanent residency) under a law called Immigration and Nationality […]

Same Sex Couples Obtain Immigration Benefits

Monday, February 08, 2016 | Last Updated: May 6, 2015
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Now that the Supreme Court has ruled the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional, Ranchod Law is overjoyed to help Sacramento and San Francisco LGBT couples obtain immigration relief. Immigration relief can mean several things depending on the status of the foreign national partner. The U.S. Citizen partner may file a petition on behalf of […]

Study about low-skilled immigration and the US economy

Monday, February 08, 2016 | Last Updated: March 11, 2011
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There is always a lot of discussion about the negative impact on the US job market by the increasing number of low-skilled immigrants. I found an interesting study, that analyses the problem in detail. A recent study by Professor Harry J. Holzer from Georgetown University, indicates that low-skilled immigration has little impact on the wages […]

Immigration Lawyer Considers the Issue that Won’t Go Away

Monday, February 08, 2016 | Last Updated: August 20, 2010
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Arizona Reveals Need for US Immigration Law Reform to this San Francisco Attorney This year, many US Senators and Congressmen have been pushing for immigration reform. The president has been lobbied, rallies have been held, debates are ongoing but immigration reform is still a concept and not a reality. The recent incidents in Arizona have […]

Immigration Reform in Arizona

Monday, February 08, 2016 | Last Updated: June 25, 2010
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A Sacramento Immigration Attorney’s Take on the New Arizona Immigration Law In my Sacramento office where I practice as an immigration lawyer, I’m constantly surrounded by news regarding the growing debate around the reform of our immigration policies. This is an issue that affects millions of Americans directly and all Americans indirectly. Arizona has a […]

An Immigration Attorney Considers Reform Issues

Monday, February 08, 2016 | Last Updated: June 24, 2010
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Santa Clara Immigration Attorney Discusses Various Aspects of Immigration Reform What are the real issues surrounding immigration reform? As an immigration attorney, any type of reform is bound to have an effect on my Santa Clara office from which I work with people and organizations from all over the country. The phrase “immigration reform” means […]

An Immigration Lawyers Looks at E-Verify

Monday, February 08, 2016 | Last Updated: June 23, 2010
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Sacramento Immigration Lawyer Considers the Real Effects of E-Verify I’ve seen over and over in my role as an immigration lawyer that whenever the government institutes a new immigration policy or process there’s confusion, resistance and continued debate. E-Verify, the electronically based method whereby the USCIS determines if a worker is in the country legally, […]

USCIS Proposes Raising Fees

Monday, February 08, 2016 | Last Updated: June 23, 2010
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San Francisco Immigration Lawyer Considers Hikes in Fees The USCIS is proposing a fee hike on the average of 10% for immigration benefit petitions and applications. They would not raise the fee for the application for naturalization, but other charges would go up. This is, of course, a big topic of discussion in my San […]

March for Immigration Reform: An Immigration Lawyer’s Observations

Monday, February 08, 2016 | Last Updated: March 26, 2010
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In my San Francisco and Northern California based immigration law practice, I am in daily contact with those who are affected by immigration reform legislation. As a lawyer, I am constantly sifting through ways in which the changing political tides will affect my clients and the manner in which I can help them. This past […]