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Stephen K. Tills, Attorney at LAW

Category Archives: immigrations Law

Temporary Protected Status for Syrians

THE TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS (TPS) PROGRAM BREAKING NEWS The Obama Administration just extended TPS status for Syrians through March, 2018. This temporary status has been used to protect nationals from strife-ridden countries since its inception in 1990.  Other Countries currently extended TPS protection by the U.S. are:  El Salvadore, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guinea, Nepal, Somalia, Sudan, …

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The Fiance Visa,The DOS: online forms

After the terrorist attack in San Bernadino last week, Breitbart is among a few media sources that are questioning whether the female terrorist was admitted to the U.S. due to a failure in the fiancé visa application process.  The application process was changed by the Department of State in 2010 so that the first step is submission of an online application, DS-160, for …

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Senator Collins’ compromise to DHS funding bill

Senator Susan Collins of Maine has proposed a compromise in the fight over DHS funding. The amendment would allow funding of the original Obama Executive Action for children (DACA I) but not provide funding for those initiated by Obama in November of 2014 (DACA II, and DAPA). The question is whether this change could result …

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Jeh Johnson Memo regarding enforcement prioritization

Jeh Johnson followed Pres. Obama’s Executive Action announcement with a plan to revise the priorites of DHS. There are now 3 levels of Priority. priority 1 The 1st and greatest priority is aliens who have been found to be risks to national security, border security, and public safety. This category includes those who have been …

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President Obama’s Immigration Reform -Nov. 2014

Deferred Action for Parents (DAP): Parents of U.S. citizen or LPR children who entered the U.S. before Jan. 1, 2010, may apply for Deferred Action. This allows for the application for employment authorization document (EAD) , which is Federal I.D. and can be used to obtain a driver’s license. This is an affirmative application sent …

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U.S. Immigration Courts Criticized

Immigration judges hear deportation cases in about 120 locations nationwide. They prioritize cases in which a foreign national is detained for a crime or other reason, and such cases lasted 48 days on average, according to a sample reviewed by the inspector general. Cases in which the person was not detained went on for an …

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L-Visa Updates

How the L-1B Can Work For You From time to time, the Visa Office transmits policy guidance to U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world. Given the relative lack of statutory clarity or interpretative guidance, we will discuss the L-Visa that is known as “specialized knowledge”– an L1B visa. It often depend on the consular …

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U.S. Immigration -the early years

I was reading in Harvard University Library about the history of Immigration. New immigrants had to reside in the U.S. for 14 years before they were allowed to be an American citizen until 1802 when the Jefferson Administration revised the Naturalization Act of 1798 founded by George Washington. Jefferson reduced the wait time to five …

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9th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference

Monday, October 1, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. As immigration is in the forefront these days, new discussions are important. This is going to be a very informative day with great keynote speakers. We will follow this event and keep you informed about the outcome. Summary: The participants will discuss current issues in immigration …

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Deferred program update for young illegal immigrants?

President Obama’s deportation deferral program. One month after the Obama administration started a program to suspend deportations of young illegal immigrants; more than 72,000 of them have applied for the temporary reprieve. Immigration officials said on Tuesday the first approvals have been granted this week. Generally, it may about 3 months for all the paperwork …

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