Category Archives: Immigration law

Events & Opportunities: A Few More March & April 2019

Discussion panel: Reporting on Migration from Obama to Trump, Denver, 22 March 2019 [info]- Will also be livestreamed.CFP: Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration [info]- Submission deadline is 24 March 2019.Call for expressions of interest: Evaluations of UK Home Office Country Information Products [info]- Reviewers sought for specific Ethiopia and Jamaica reports as well as for coverage of sexual orientation and gender identity issues in country products. Apply by 26 March 2019.Discussion panel: Dignity in Displacement: From Rhetoric to Reality, Geneva, 27 March 2019 [info]- Will also be livestreamed.Lecture: US Immigration Policy in the Trump Era: What's New for Refugees?, Cairo, 27 March 2019 [info]Seminar: Asylum and the Alliance: How the United States and Australia Negotiate Refugee Protection, Washington, DC, 27 March 2019 [info]Course: 2019 South Asia Short Course on Refugee Rights and Advocacy, Kathmandu, 13-17 June 2019 [info]- Application deadline extended to 1 April….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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What Is The EB-5 Program?

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, also known as the “EB-5 visa program”, was established by Congress in 1990 as a way to stimulate the U.S. economy through foreign investment….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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ABA: Immigration Courts "at the breaking point"

Today, the ABA Commission on Immigration released an "update report" on immigration courts. What exactly is it updating? The committee's 2010 report entitled Reform1ing the Immigration System: Proposals to Promote Independence, Fairness, Department of Efficiency, and Professionalism in the Adjudication….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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How Unpaid Taxes and Child Support Obligations Can Affect a Citizenship Application

To obtain citizenship, the USCIS must determine that you are a person of “good moral character” after examining your background. Good moral character is a formal requirement with a very specific legal meaning. Unpaid taxes and delinquent child support obligations can definitely affect your chances of being granted US citizenship. The post How Unpaid Taxes and Child Support Obligations Can Affect a Citizenship Application appeared first on Herman Legal Group... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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J-1 Waiver Through Hardship Basis Approved for Nepalese Client in South Dakota

CASE: J-1 Waiver of the Two-Year Foreign Residency Requirement, Extreme Hardship NATIONALITY:  Nepalese LOCATION: South Dakota Our Nepalese client came to the U.S. as a J-1 scholar with a Fulbright scholarship in 2014.  His J-1 status made him subject to the two-year foreign resident requirement. Our client would like to file his adjustment of status application along with his I-140 NIW application; however, due to the two-year foreign residency requirement, he had to obtain a waiver first. Unlike our other J-1 clients, our client could not pursue his waiver under No Objection Statement or Interest Government Agency (IGA). Our client also received government funding (Fulbright scholarship) for his research programs which made his case pretty much impossible for the No Objection Statement or IGA waiver route. Our client, though, would like to pursue his J-1 waiver based on exceptional hardship standard. In fact, our client’s U.S. citizen son is experiencing….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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