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Federal Court Decides Against “The Public Charge Rule”

In December of 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (“9th Circuit”) ruled against the “Public Charge” rules initiated by the Trump administration. Many critics argued that the new regulations essentially amounted to a “wealth test” for immigrants seeking a green card or entrance into the United States. Many states also…

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The I-130 Petition, Use it or Lose It.

An “I-130,” otherwise more formally known as a “Petition for Alien Relative,” is the preliminary document that starts the immigration process for a relative to get legal status in the United States. An I-130 petition or family-based petition can be sought by a child, spouse, brother, sister, or a parent. When filing for a family…

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How The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Causing A Rise In Habeas Corpus Lawsuits By Immigration Detainees

As schools close and streets empty, the COVID-19 pandemic is testing the limits of modern society.  The virus poses a unique threat to incarcerated individuals (including those held in immigration detention facilities) who are at increased risk of serious illness or death due to the coronavirus. As the virus spreads, lawyers across the United States…

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With the 2020 election having just ended and with former Vice-President Joseph Biden appearing to be headed towards victory as the next President of the United States, many immigrants might be wondering what it all means for them.  Given the stark political contrast between Mr. Biden and soon to be former President Donald Trump, the…

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