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New USCIS rule on public charge could make obtaining Permanent Residency more difficult

Starting February 24, 2020, USCIS will implement updated rules applicable to applications for Permanent Resident (Green Card) status that could affect immigrants who have received government benefits.

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Why Do I Need an Immigration Lawyer?

Seems obvious right?  But unfortunately I meet people all the time who have very serious immigration problems because they made a decision or took some significant step that affected their immigration status without first finding out what that the consequences might be.  Now they are stuck with those negative consequences for a long time, if […]

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Criminal Attorneys Must Advise Clients About Immigration Consequences

Is a criminal defense attorney required to advise his or her immigrant clients of the immigration consequences of a plea agreement or conviction? According to the U.S. Supreme Court, the answer is a definite yes. In its 2010 decision Padilla v. Kentucky, the Supreme Court made it clear that criminal defense attorneys have an affirmative […]

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Warning re: New Immigration Laws: Avoid Scams!

Whenever the government announces new changes to immigration law or procedures, it is inevitable that we see many, many people who suddenly appear trying to make money quickly off of the immigrant community by processing cases or filling out forms for money.  For example, the Hispanic Community unfortunately has many “notarios” who receive money to […]

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Update on New Immigration Programs

As stated in our previous blog post, President Obama announced significant changes to Immigration policies and procedures on November 20, 2014.  This announcement covered to several categories of changes, which I will discuss below.  The government will begin accepting applications over the next several months, with some beginning earlier than others.  The exact requirements and […]

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