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  • 2016 Presidential Candidate Profile: Bernie Sanders

    Senator Sanders’ positions are catastrophically bad across the board. I find the Senator from Vermont to be an exceptionally poor candidate even after adjusting for my low expectations for Democratic

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  • New Rules Expand Opportunities for Out-of-State Attorneys to Practice in New York

    After months of review, the New York State Court of Appeals has made two important rule changes that will take effect on December 30, 2015. These changes have been added to title 22 (relating to the j

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  • 2016 Presidential Candidate Profile: Hillary Clinton

    Although Clinton would be an improvement on Israel over the atrocious Obama/Kerry policies of the last three years, she would be far worse for Israel than nearly all of the Republican candidates. I do

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  • DOS Comments on Visa Bulletin Trends

    Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State (DOS) provided his analysis of trends in the movement of filing dates and final action dates for filing fo

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  • Immigrant Visa Bulletin for January 2016

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services released the January 2016 Visa Bulletin for adjustment of status applicants. I have included the charts in my post. The United States Citizenship

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  • Congress Agrees on Omnibus Bill: Effects on Immigration

    As expected, Congress has agreed on an on an omnibus appropriations bill that the President has signaled he will sign. Congress has passed a stopgap spending measure to give the bill to fund the gover

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  • USCIS Forms Updates (Oct 2015 to Dec 2015)

    The United States Citizenship Services (USCIS) periodically updates its immigration forms. In this post, I will list the Forms that have been changed from October of 2015 to December of 2015 and the o

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  • Rules for Using a TPS-Related EAD While Holding a Valid Nonimmigrant Status

    An alien who is granted temporary protected status (TPS) may obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) along with TPS. Furthermore, he or she may maintain a valid nonimmigrant status along wi

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  • Update on EB5 Regional Center Program Reauthorization Debate

    Since I last wrote about the impending expiration date of the EB5 regional investors program, there have been some interesting developments in the congress over the questions presented. I will review

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  • USCIS Releases Form I-918 Statistics

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released Form I-918, Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status statistics from fiscal year (FY) 2009 to 2015. The United States Citizen

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