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

Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Last Updated: September 23, 2013
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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 […]

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

Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Last Updated: April 19, 2013
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Leiba v. Holder: Aggravated felony bar in INA 212(h) inapplicable to those who were never “admitted” 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 […]

The California Dream Act: Connected to Legal Immigration

Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Last Updated: November 20, 2012
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Are you an undocumented immigrant who attended high school in California and came to the U.S. before the age of 16? The California Dream Act of 2011 may be a chance for you to receive financial aid for college. The Act connects to your efforts for a path to permanent residency or citizenship. The California […]

President Obama vs. Romney on Immigration Law

Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Last Updated: November 6, 2012
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President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney differ greatly on immigration, but both agree the process of applying for permanent residency or citizenship as a documented immigrant should be easier. During the second presidential debate, Obama and Romney voiced support for reducing the backlog of paperwork. Romney added that he thought the existing immigration […]

Attitude, Viewpoint, and Links to Information – Online Thoughts

Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Last Updated: January 23, 2011
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Colorful, picturesque, artistic, contemplative, hard to understand – these words describe some of the places in cyberspace I’ve visited this week, researching topics for my blog http://www.ranchodlaw.com/blog/. One link leads to another, it’s a little like snacking, nothing serious, one byte after another, little by little attention wanders, curiosity clicks through, and time passes as […]

IMMIGRATION LAW TEAM BUILDING

Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Last Updated: January 15, 2011
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Advice from Your Immigration Attorney Getting Advice from an Online Forum Question and Answer in Forum: Even when it’s an immigration attorney who replies to your question online (and sometimes, it’s a non-attorney with unanswered questions like you), it is not the same as having representation. It is not a guarantee that the information/answer even […]

Immigration Lawyer Offers Advice on Replacement Green Cards

Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Last Updated: September 3, 2010
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<em>Question Raised by Sacramento Immigrant Focuses on Permanent Resident Card</em> As an immigration lawyer, I find that there’s often a need to make clarifications regarding specific forms. There are so many forms associated with immigration it’s easy to become confused. This happened the other day when someone from Sacramento had a question regarding her permanent […]

Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Last Updated: October 16, 2009
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