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August 2017 Archives

103-year-old gains U.S. citizenship

There are many individuals who desire to someday be a U.S. citizen. They vary greatly in their circumstances. This includes in their age. Recently, here in California, a 103-year-old woman achieved her dream of becoming a U.S. citizen.

Report: Salaries up among H-1B workers

Some specialty workers from foreign countries work in the U.S. on an H-1B visa, a temporary work visa. Many things can have impacts on such workers. This includes what salary they receive. Their work salary can have major financial implications for an H-1B worker. Such implications, in turn, can have major impacts regarding a worker’s long-term goals.

Asylees/refugees were the 2nd biggest group of U.S. green card recipients in 2015

There are several different paths to a green card here in the United States. U.S. immigration law creates a special such path for individuals granted asylum or admitted to the U.S. under refugee status.

Immigration detention up in the U.S.

Among the things some individuals from other countries can end up facing in connection to immigration matters in the U.S. is time in immigration detention. There are a range of situations in which a person could end up being detained by immigration officials. Recent data points to the number of people who are under such detention being on the increase in the U.S. in recent times.

Might the U.S. see major immigration system changes?

Recently, a new immigration proposal has been getting considerable attention in the news. The proposal is a bill that would put a “merit-based” system in place when it comes to green cards. The President recently gave his support to the bill.

1m driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants expected by EOY

In 2013, AB 60 was enacted into law. This bill allowed undocumented immigrants in California to get a driver’s license. The law went into effect on January 1, 2015. In just three years, we may be about to hit a major milestone.

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of California | California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Avvo
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Irvine Chamber