Category Archives: Immigration Reforms

Benefits for the Economy from Meaningful Immigration Reform

Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Last Updated: March 6, 2017
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Article Published in The Sacramento Bee   My family immigrated to the United States from Cape Town, South Africa, when I was just a year old, so I understand on a very personal level why people are willing to leave their family, friends and all that they know to start a new life here. From […]

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Donald Trump’s First 100 Days in Office » What to Expect

Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Last Updated: January 7, 2017
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The 6 top priority changes the Donald Trump Administration has on the agenda regarding immigration you need to know In October, Trump released an action plan detailing the changes he will make during his first 100 days in office. By listing immigration changes six separate times throughout this action plan, Trump has made it very […]

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A Dream on Hold: DAPA and Expanded DACA in Legal Limbo

Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Last Updated: May 12, 2016
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Although often controversial, executive actions have been used since the 1950’s by every president to cure immigration problems in this country. In September 2014, through a series of executive orders President Obama sought to address the immigration issues faced by millions of illegal immigrants. His Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, immigration directives, included a […]

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DACA and Executive Action on Immigration

Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 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)

Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 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

Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 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

Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 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

Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 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

Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 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

Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 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 […]