Category Archives: Immigration Reforms

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

Tuesday, February 21, 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

Tuesday, February 21, 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

Tuesday, February 21, 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)

Tuesday, February 21, 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

Tuesday, February 21, 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

Tuesday, February 21, 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

Tuesday, February 21, 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

Tuesday, February 21, 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

Tuesday, February 21, 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 […]

An Immigration Lawyers Looks at E-Verify

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 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, […]