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Stephen K. Tills, Attorney at LAW

Category Archives: visa Law

Melania Trump’s Visa Controversy

There is speculation by some in the media that Melania Trump may have obtained her lawful permanent resident status, LPR, (Green card) despite having a possible visa violation. Let’s skip the speculating, because we don’t know what her status was prior to her marriage with Donald Trump.  But, based on what we do know, we …

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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 GOP and H Visa Confusion

H -VISA STATUS I don’t think the average GOP voter has been able to grasp the GOP candidates’ discussion of the pros / cons of using foreign workers in “H” visa status.  That’s because there are two categories of H workers and their skills and educational requirements are completely different. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio criticized Donald Trump for having workers for …

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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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Visa Waiver and National Security

Following the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, the U.S. and countries in Europe are considering whether to change their respective border inspection programs. VISA WAIVER PROGRAM To discuss the issue vis-a-vis the U.S., we need to know the particulars of the Visa Waiver Program. 1. What countries are included in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP)? answer: …

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Why Hire a U.S. Immigration Lawyer?

Immigrating to the United States may be a complicated process that requires careful preparation. Although anyone can apply independently, the process can be easier with assistance from an immigration lawyer. A lawyer that specializes in visa law and immigration to the Unites States is of great value in preparing your case. Experience in cases involving …

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Immigration Visa Laws -Reverse brain drain?

But increasingly strict immigration laws are making it more difficult for those immigrants to start their enterprises in the United States, prompting a “reverse brain drain,” according to the researchers behind the Kauffman study. Of particular concern is the growing number of foreign-born students who earn advanced degrees at U.S. universities. But, after graduating they …

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US Immigration by 2050

America is a country founded on immigration. Today, its population is more diverse and multicultural than ever. Following the 1965 immigration reform (which grew from the civil rights movement), the number of non-white people increased dramatically. This was particularly true of Latinos, who went from 6.3 million in 1960 to over 50 million by 2010. …

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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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Pilgrims-the first immigrants

Immigration law makes me think of the Pilgrims. The Indians weren’t waiting to see their papers when the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. In fact the first wave of settlers were all illegal immigrants. There was no due process. As sophisticated as we are today, it is interesting to see how far we have come …

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