Through his announcement on November 20, 2014 of an executive order to help millions of undocumented foreign nationals currently living in the United States, President Obama expanded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program implemented in 2012, also through an executive order. How was DACA expanded? DACA is a prosecutorial discretion program administered by […]
On November 20 and 21, 2014, President Obama announced his “immigration accountability executive action,” which includes a series of measures that are first steps towards common-sense reforms to an outdated immigration system. The series of executive actions presented by the administration include new temporary immigration protections for many unauthorized parents of U.S. citizens and lawful […]
On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions to crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay taxes in order to temporarily stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation. Preliminary estimates show […]
The three major television networks, CBC, NBC, and ABC, apparently will not air President Obama’s speech on immigration, which he is schedule to give tonight at 8 PM EST. The White House website will stream the speech live, so you can watch on the Internet.
Release Date: November 20, 2014 WASHINGTON— Due to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has announced his decision to designate Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. As a result, eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone who are […]
According to news outlets, President Obama is set to announce an executive action on immigration on Thursday. Stay tuned for more details as they become available. Post by The White House.
As you may have heard in the news lately, President Obama is considering issuing an Executive Order on immigration in the coming week (it may be as early as next week!). From what we learned about American political system, we have three branches of Government: Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary. Legislative branch, consisting of the U.S. […]
I am honored to be once again selected as a “Super Lawyer” in the New York Metro area by Super Lawyers Magazine! 2014 marks my second year with this honor, and prior to 2013, I was named as a “Rising Star” by the same magazine for the years 2011 and 2012. I thank my clients, […]
Last week, I attended an adjustment of status interview with a couple, where the foreign national wife was seeking to adjust her status based on her marriage to her United States citizen husband. The couple was married in India over two years ago. But the wife remained in India to work, while the husband returned […]
I often get calls from individuals with complex immigration cases, who, after briefly telling me their story on the phone, almost always ask “Do you really think I need an immigration lawyer for my case?” I wondered why someone would ask that, especially when they are calling an immigration lawyer for advice in the first […]