The Immigration Era of Trump

Options for illegal alien have become very limited. The law hasn’t changed, the agency regulations have. Aliens must place their long-term reliance upon another Constitutional element. What options exist currently? Here’s one example. Before Trump, an alien who’d entered without inspection who was married to a US citizen (1) could have the spouse file an I-130 spousal petition, then (2) file a provisional waiver of unlawful presence...

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Obama’s November 2014 Executive Action

“If you want to test a man’s character, give him power” – Abraham Lincoln “Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.” – Proverbs 26:4 In November 2014, a Republican Senate was elected. Obama then announced some “Executive” actions: a. Deferred action for parents of US citizen children and green card holders; Expansion of the already implemented deferred action for...

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Power always thinks… that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his laws. – John Adams I don’t mind what Congress does, as long as they don’t do it in the streets and frighten the horses. – Victor Hugo Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead As I write this, the new...

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ILW’s Consular Posts Book and Aila’s Consular Handbook

My wife and I were shopping for shoes one day. She walks over to me with a pair of black slip-ons. They’re on sale, she says, and they’re her size; but they feel a little tight. “They’ll probably loosen up as I wear them,” she says. Luckily, she always listens to me about clothes. “Probably not,” I say. “Is there anything similar that fits?” She takes me over to a full-priced pair...

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Tips for a Better Immigration Law Practice

Laziness is the mother of efficiency. – Marian Propp To do two things at once is to do neither. – Publius Syrus It’s not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted. – Mary O’Connor   Law is a very time consuming profession, especially for Immigration Lawyers. The simplest legal task takes hours. Most law practice is broken into two areas: the administrative...

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