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  • Asylum Eligibility Bars

    The decision on whether to grant an asylum application is discretionary decision based on the facts of each specific case. However, there are certain bars to asylum eligibility which, if triggered, re

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  • The Second Circuit Issues an Important Decision on Immigration Detention

    On October 28, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided Lora v. Shanahan, an important case concerning mandatory detention for pending removal proceedings found in secti

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  • Using Non-Investment Nonimmigrant Employment Visas as an Investor or Entrepreneur

    The primary nonimmigrant visa for investors and entrepreneurs is the E-2 (E2) Treaty Investors Classification. However, an alien who is looking to invest or start a business in the United States may f

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  • Administrative Removal for Aggravated Felonies

    This article will provide an overview of who is subject to administrative removal, the administrative removal procedure, and potential avenues for relief from administrative removal. Introduction INA

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  • O Visas

    O-1 (O1) Visas are for aliens who have extraordinary ability in certain specified fields (O1A) or a record of extraordinary achievement in movie or TV production (O1B). O2 visas are available for cert

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  • December 11 Expiration Date for Three Immigration Programs (Including EB-5)

    Three significant immigration programs are slated to expire on December 11, 2015. These three programs are the: EB-5 Regional Center Program; Conrad 30 J Waiver Program; Special Immigrant Non-Minister

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  • New POMS Evidentiary Requirements for Stateless Persons

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) has updated the evidentiary requirements for demonstrating “statelessness” in RS 02640.040 of its Program Operations Manual System (POMS). The SSA will use inf

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  • Life Act and Adjustment of Status

    Who Was Eligible to Take Advantage of LIFE Act Adjustment of Status? The Original Filing Requirements for LIFE Act Adjustment of Status and Grandfathering. LIFE Act Adjustment of Status in Proceedings

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  • Refugee Numbers for Fiscal Year 2016

    Section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) gives the President the authority to allocate a limited number of refugee numbers for each fiscal year (subject to consultation with Congress a

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  • An Important Decision for the Attorney-Client Relationship

    I would like to share with you an important decision rendered by Judge Harry Leinenweber of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on August 31, 2015. Important decisio

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