Why We Do What We Do

Below is an e-mail we received today from the sister of a detained client, for whom we are filing a motion to reopen: Just finished reading the brief, may I say that irrespective of my limited knowledge of legal proceedings and attendant documentations, my 10 year plus career as a professional microbiologist/public health specialist/child protection […]

August 2011 Visa Bulletin

The State Department has issued its August 2011 Visa Bulletin.  Check to see whether your priority date is current for any petition your relative or employer may have filed for you, or if it has retrogressed. It is always advisable to check the priority date(s) before filing an application for permanent residency to ensure that […]

Supreme Court’s Decision in Flores-Villar v. United States

In our September 22, 2010 blog post, we discussed the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in the case of Flores-Villar v. United States (09-5801), where it agreed to decide the question of whether children born overseas who have one U.S.-citizen parent can obtain U.S. citizenship if the citizen parent had been physically present in the […]

July 2011 Visa Bulletin

The State Department has issued its July 2011 Visa Bulletin.  Check to see whether your priority date is current for any petition your relative or employer may have filed for you, or if it has retrogressed. It is always advisable to check the priority date(s) before filing an application for permanent residency to ensure that […]

18-Month Extension and Re-designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status

On May 17, 2011, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced the re-designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the country’s current TPS designation for 18 months—through January 22, 2013. Secretary Napolitano first announced that she was designating Haiti for TPS on Jan. 15, 2010, after major earthquakes devastated the country. Following […]

June 2011 Visa Bulletin

The State Department has issued its June 2011 Visa Bulletin.  Check to see whether your priority date is current for any petition your relative or employer may have filed for you, or if it has retrogressed. It is always advisable to check the priority date(s) before filing an application for permanent residency to ensure that […]

Success in Removal Proceedings!

Last week, we enjoyed a great victory in immigration court when our client, a Gambian national, won adjustment of status before an immigration judge after waiting years while in removal proceedings!  If a picture is worth a thousand words… Attorney Irwin Berowitz with a Client

Supreme Court to Decide §212(c) Waiver Issue

On April 18, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an immigration case, where it will decide the following issue: Whether a lawful permanent resident who was convicted by guilty plea of an offense that renders him deportable and excludable under differently phrased statutory subsections, but who did not depart and reenter the United […]