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Family Immigration Archives

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.

Could a prenup have immigration impacts?

Some events in a person’s life can give rise to family immigration issues. One such event is getting married to a person from a foreign country. When a U.S. citizen marries a foreign national, one immigration option that opens up is that they may be able to pursue a green card for their spouse.

Beware of immigration consultant and protection scams

With a new presidential administration in place, many changes are impacting immigrants and their family members throughout California. Changing laws, new enforcement procedures and an increased focus on deportation has heightened the fears of many. Unfortunately, this fear breeds opportunists who would seek to take advantage of vulnerable populations in our state and throughout the U.S.

Types of services an immigration lawyer can handle

Whether you are just applying for DACA, an H-1B Visa, permanent residency, a green card for employment reasons, or you have an immigration issue due to a delayed or denied application, contact The Law Offices of John R. Alcorn, an Irvine, California immigration attorney. We will help you file your initial immigration documents or will help you with issues with your open case.

California Resolves to Stand Strong in Defense of Immigrants' Personal Data

The tumult of the results of the 2016 presidential election has many immigrants worried about the future of their status in the U.S. In California, laws and protections for immigrants have been strong for decades, and state officials are voicing their resolution to keep them that way. One area of concern is state data that could potentially be mined for information about unauthorized immigrants.

Types of Temporary Visas in California: How an Immigration Attorney Can Help

For over 160 years, California has been the land of opportunity. People from all over the planet have been drawn here to work. Temporary visas, also known as non-immigration visas, allow individuals to work in the U.S. for a specific time and generally for a specific employer.

Home-sharing in immigrant communities in the U.S.

There are all kinds of goals immigrant families here in the U.S. may have. These goals can cover a wide range of areas, such as home ownership, education, their careers and family matters. Many things could have implications regarding an immigrant family’s ability to reach these goals.

Find ways to overcome challenges in family immigration

Families deserve to be together. This is something that we firmly believe and want to help make happen. When keeping your family together requires that you deal with immigration issues, we can help you learn about the options that you have for doing this. There are some cases that are pretty straightforward. Those are the easier cases, but they can still have issues if things aren't handled perfectly. We can help you out with these cases.

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  • State Bar of California | California Board of Legal Specialization
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  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Irvine Chamber