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October 2017 Archives

Upcoming TPS decisions could impact hundreds of thousands of people

There are certain decisions that have major implications for individuals from foreign countries who live here in the United States. Included among these are decisions by the federal government on whether or not to renew a given avenue for immigration benefits. Soon, some such decisions will be made touching on certain individuals who receive protections under the Temporary Protected Status program.

Policy changes made regarding green card holders who join the military

Among the desires green card holders here in the U.S. may have is a desire to one day become an American citizen. What routes and options a given permanent resident would have regarding pursuing U.S. citizenship can depend on their circumstances. Immigration lawyers can advise green card holders on what their particular situation would mean for the goals they have. This includes any goals related to U.S. citizenship. They can also assist green card holders with navigating naturalization issues specific to their situation.

US will collect social media information from immigrants

There is no shortage of immigration news in recent months. In late Sept., the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a policy to review social media and online usage by immigrants with personal residency status and even some naturalized citizens. The data collection begins on Oct. 18.

New immigrant protections signed into law in California

An immigrant can be full of worries when they are facing deportation or are in a situation where they fear they could end up in deportation proceedings. An important thing for individuals in such situations to know is that there are protections and rights immigrants have here in the United States. Recently, new laws were passed in California aimed at establishing additional protections for immigrants in the state.

Suspension of H-1B premium processing now fully lifted

Time can be of the essence for a company when it comes to filling a given staffing need. Delays in a business being able to bring a prospective hire on board could impact the hiring’s ability to achieve the company’s workforce goals. So, one of the concerns a business may have when navigating immigration issues related to hiring a foreign worker is how long the process will end up taking.

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