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Supreme Court voids deportation based on Aggravated Felony ground “Crime of Violence”, but effect on deportation proceedings may not be significant.

In Dimaya v. Sessions,  ( https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/15-1498_1b8e.pdf) The Supreme Court found that the category of aggravated felony “crime of violence” was too vague to be enforceable.  The Court found that deciding whether State criminal statutes qualified as a “crime of violence“,  and therefore an aggravated felony, was too difficult because of the vagueness of the term …

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U.S. Immigration ♡ All In The Family

Family-based immigration has an easier time of it rather than immigration to the United States by securing a job. There has been some talk about changing the shift from family based immigration to employment based immigration. Immigration of close family relations that cite family members already in the United States are Spouses of a U.S. …

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Should you have Immigration Legal Counsel?

…more and more immigrants are being sent to Immigration Courts on a daily basis for removal proceedings. Many of these immigrants end up being deported why some of them get rescued through application for relief and the kindness of some of the fair-minded Judges. from USimmigrationnewspaper.com Some immigrants who tried self-help end up paying more. …

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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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Refugee Roulette

Through the Refugee Act of 1980, the United States offers the prospect of safety to people who flee to America to escape rape, torture, and even death in their native countries. In order to be granted asylum, however, an applicant must prove to an asylum officer or immigration judge that she has a well-founded fear …

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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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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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The Homestead Act of 1862 -150th Anniversary

Scandinavian Immigration Immigration to the US from the Scandinavian countries of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland increased dramatically in the late 19th century, due to mounting economic pressures and overpopulation. Massive immigration from Sweden came about due to crop failure and famine during the late 1860’s.High unemployment and a lack of open land for new …

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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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