SENATORS GRAHAM AND DURBIN INTRODUCE BI-PARTISAN DREAM ACT OF 2017

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The future of the DACA program hangs in the balance. The Governor of Idaho and ten Attorney Generals, including South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, have issued a deadline calling for President Trump to rescind DACA by September 5th or they will sue to end the program.  Currently, 800,000 immigrant youth are protected from deportation and can work because of the DACA program.  Concerned that these individuals could lose their protected status, Senators Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin... read more.

  • July 20, 2017
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UNLAWFUL VOTING IS A DEPORTABLE OFFENSE

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Only United States Citizens are permitted to vote.  Under the current immigration laws, non-U.S. citizens (lawful permanent residents/green card holders, undocumented immigrants, asylees, and refugees) are not eligible to vote in any federal, state, or local elections.  In fact, it is actually a federal crime to do so and there are extraordinarily harsh consequences for unauthorized voting.  According to the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA): "any alien who... read more.

  • July 17, 2017
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NEW VIDEO CALLED "IMMIGRANTS" RELEASED FOR IMMIGRATION HERITAGE MONTH

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

June is Immigration Heritage Month so it is only fitting that Lin-Manuel Miranda, multiple award winning playwright and composer, has just released a powerful new video that he executive produced called "Immigrants: We Get the Job Done."  The video which is part of a mix-tape associated with the show Hamilton addresses a range of issues confronting immigrants, ranging from ICE raids to the plight of refugees.  Poignantly, the video highlights the critically important and wide-ranging contributions... read more.

  • June 29, 2017
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SUPREME COURT GRANTS SECOND CHANCE TO IMMIGRANT FACING DEPORTATION

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

On Friday, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of a lawful permanent resident who received faulty immigration advice from an attorney.  Indeed, the Justices, in a 6-2 decision, concluded that it was reasonable to think that a green card holder, named Jae Lee, could have avoided deportation if his attorney had not incorrectly advised him that pleading guilty to a drug charge would not lead to his deportation. The attorney's injudicious guidance regarding the immigration consequences of crimin... read more.

  • June 26, 2017
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MAY 1 "DAY WITHOUT AN IMMIGRANT" PLANNED

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Today is International Labor Day, a national public holiday in several European, South American, African, and Asian countries, and a day selected for the second of a series of 2017 scheduled boycotts called "A Day Without Immigrants," or "Un Dia Sin Inmigrantes."  The goals of the national strike are essentially fivefold: 1) to change the conversation on immigration; 2) to increase awareness about the import of immigrant workers; 3) to gain permanent protection for immigrants living in the country... read more.

  • May 01, 2017
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SIX THINGS TO ASK YOUR PROSPECTIVE IMMIGRATION LAWYER

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Immigration law is complex, nuanced, and ever changing.  As such, is it critical for you to find the best lawyer possible to obtain a favorable result and to prevent any avoidable problems, processing delays, or denials of your case.  Finding the right lawyer means finding someone who is experienced, skilled, and competent in addition to being organized, running an office in an efficient manner, answering questions clearly, and communicating effectively.In preparing to meet with a U.S. Immigration... read more.

  • April 21, 2017
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WILL I BE ARRESTED AT MY GREEN CARD INTERVIEW?

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

There are certain circumstances which would increase the possibility of an arrest during a green card interview.  The chances of an arrest depend upon whether the individual is considered a removal priority and, in particular, if there is a criminal history and/or an outstanding order of deportation.  Even if someone is married to a United States Citizen in a bona-fide relationship, there are eight (8) situations in a person’s history that would render him or her at risk for arrest during an... read more.

  • April 19, 2017
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TRUMP'S PICK FOR ECONOMIC ADVISOR IS PRO-IMMIGRATION

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

President Donald Trump has nominated Kevin Hassett to become chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, pending approval by the Senate's banking committee. The position is essentially that of the Chief Economist of the White House.  Although a conservative, Hassett is reportedly well respected by both sides of the D.C. political aisle and has an incredible resume, with noteworthy accomplishments including holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania,  having been a Professor... read more.

  • April 10, 2017
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SENATE DEMOCRATS MET WITH SECRETARY OF DHS KELLY TO DISCUSS IMMIGRATION POLICY

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly met with Senate Democrats for more than an hour last Wednesday on Capitol Hill to discuss the Trump administration's immigration policies. While the feedback and reviews of the meeting were mixed, with some members calling it frustrating and others saying that it was helpful, there was agreement about one hopeful outcome.  Reportedly, Kelly stated that he does not intend to separate mothers and children at the border and denied considering any policies tha... read more.

  • April 04, 2017
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UNDERSTANDING TRUMP’S PROPOSED “MERIT-BASED” IMMIGRATION SYSTEM

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Political forecasters are predicting that, if immigration reform were to take place in any formalized capacity during the Trump administration, there would be an extreme ideological shift in the way the immigration system functions.  Historically, for the last half century, the primary basis of entry was for familial unification/re-unification, where preference was given to those individuals with relatives who are U.S. citizens.  The merit-based system proposed by Trump and certain members of the... read more.

  • March 30, 2017
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-Immigration Client

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SENATORS GRAHAM AND DURBIN INTRODUCE BI-PARTISAN DREAM ACT OF 2017

The future of the DACA program hangs in the balance. The Governor of Idaho and ten Attorney Generals, including South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, have issued a deadline calling for President Trump to rescind DACA by September 5th or they will...

read more

UNLAWFUL VOTING IS A DEPORTABLE OFFENSE

Only United States Citizens are permitted to vote.  Under the current immigration laws, non-U.S. citizens (lawful permanent residents/green card holders, undocumented immigrants, asylees, and refugees) are not eligible to vote in any federal, state,...

read more

NEW VIDEO CALLED "IMMIGRANTS" RELEASED FOR IMMIGRATION HERITAGE MONTH

June is Immigration Heritage Month so it is only fitting that Lin-Manuel Miranda, multiple award winning playwright and composer, has just released a powerful new video that he executive produced called "Immigrants: We Get the Job Done."  The video...

read more
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