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Stephen K. Tills, Attorney at LAW

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The new electronic I-94

U.S. Customs & Border Protection announced this week (Dec.20, 2016)  that they will be issuing electronic I-94 cards to visitors rather than paper forms going forward.  An I-94 form is needed by all persons except U.S. Citizens, returning resident aliens, aliens with immigrant visas, and most Canadian citizens visiting or in transit. Air and Sea …

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Canadian Snow Birds Visit The Sunshine States

CANADIANS in Florida Canadians can stay in the United States a maximum of 182 days, or six months during the calendar year . The purported “Canadian Retiree Visa bill“, which would allow Canadians over the age of 50 to stay in the States eight months, instead of the current six is still in limbo. Retired …

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Real Immigration Reform would help drain the Federal Court swamp.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association, AILA, has reacted to the election of Donald Trump with  . . let’s say . . .  concern, to keep it  non-inflammatory. But AILA should see a great opportunity for much needed improvements in the Immigration laws of our country.  Here are a couple . . . in my mind …

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The next President’s “Extreme Vetting” of Muslim immigrants may rely on post-9/11 provision.

THE NSEERS PROGRAM REGISTRATION If President Trump decides to implement his promise of extreme vetting of certain muslim immigrants,  he can utilize an existing law  passed in response to the 9/11 attacks.  The NSEERS ( National Security Entry-Exit Registration System ) program was created by regulation in November, 2002, to vet persons from certain countries …

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New Judge at Immigration Court in Buffalo New York

Walter H. Ruehle, Immigration Judge, Buffalo Immigration Court. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch appointed Walter Hammele Ruehle to begin hearing cases in September 2016. Judge Ruehle earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976 from the State University of New York at Oneonta and a Juris Doctor in 1979 from the Union University Albany Law …

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DHS mistakenly grants citizenship to deported aliens. Q: Can citizenship be revoked?

Amidst the coverage of the terrorist bombings in New York and New Jersey on Monday (Sept.19/16), a story broke that DHS mistakenly granted citizenship to some 800 aliens who were under orders of deportation. The explanation was that the people had been deported under different names, and that their fingerprint results were lost or unavailable. …

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Sikh man who found bombing suspect: ‘I did what every American would have done’ — FOX6Now.com

What Harinder Bains did isn’t unusual: He saw something suspicious and called police. But who Harinder Bains is makes this story special. Bains is the bar owner who led police to Ahmad Rahami, the suspect in the New York and New Jersey blasts. While officials haven’t pinned an exact motive to the Afghanistan-born Rahami’s act,… via …

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The Diversity VISA

DIVERSITY VISA LOTTERY U.S. Immigration Law attempts to accommodate the World-wide demand for Immigrant visas through Family based sponsorship, Employment-based sponsorship, and for those fleeing persecution.  A lesser known category is the Diversity Visa(DV).  Some 50, 000 Immigrant visas are allocated each year to lucky winners of the Visa Lottery, which is offered only to …

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Notes on the Trump Immigration Plan

Presidential candidate Donald Trump set forth his proposed changes to Immigration policy, as follows:  Build the wall Cut Federal funding to Sanctuary Cities The House Appropriations Committee in July 2015 adopted an amendment into a spending bill that would make “sanctuary cities”  ineligible for federal grants if they refuse to cooperate with federal officials in immigration …

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Amnesty and Presidential politics

The press has been questioning whether the presidential candidates support “amnesty” for illegal immigrants. Donald Trump is expected to give a speech on Wednesday (Aug 31, 2016) regarding his proposed Immigration policy. What does the press mean when they use the term amnesty? AMNESTY defined (Black’s Law Dictionary): A sovereign act of pardon and oblivion …

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