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2016 Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer Scholarship Award Winner

We are proud to award the 2016 Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer scholarship to Melissa Candell, a student at the University of California, Berkeley. Melissa deserves recognition for her outstanding academic record. And by overcoming obstacles and helping others, Melissa’s story reflects the values and attributes that the immigration lawyers in our office strive to achieve. …

5-Year Nonimmigrant Waivers are Coming

Starting around January of 2017, the United States Customs & Border Protection (CBP) will begin issuing nonimmigrant waivers that are valid for periods of five years. This includes both new waivers as well as waivers that are set to be renewed. Currently, nonimmigrant waivers are typically issued for shorter increments, usually only two years. With …

The “Ten Year Scare” Immigrants are Forced into

In 1996, the United States Congress passed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Responsibility Act (IIRIRA). The legislation had wide-ranging ramifications; it affected everything from border security to criminal racketeering regulations. It also included harsh provisions related to undocumented immigrants. Specifically, it dramatically restricted the rights of any person who has overstayed their visa or entered …

What is an Adjustment of Status Interview?

If you are an immigrant living in the Los Angeles region, or anywhere else within the United States, you may be required to submit to an adjustment of status interview. Specifically, this would occur when you are seeking a green card through the adjustment of your status. You will not actually need to live in …

Common Jobs Held By Immigrants in the United States

Recently, Voice of America (VOA) produced a series of maps and charts that showed the wide variety of jobs that are commonly held by immigrants throughout the country. VOA put together this information using a study conducted by the Minnesota Population Center. One particularly interesting map displays the most common job held by immigrants in …

Adjustment of Status: 7 Things You Need to Know About Getting a Green Card Through Marriage

Los Angeles is a city that offers a lot of excitement – there’s always something new to explore. And maybe while you explore the city, you happen to meet someone. You go on a few dates to the Hollywood Bowl or the Santa Monica Pier, and as time goes on, you realize you’re falling in …

Hillary Clinton’s Views on Immigration

On July 28th, 2016, Hillary Clinton was officially nominated as the presidential candidate for the Democratic party. After a long primary campaign, in which she defeated Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Clinton emerged victorious at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. If Hillary Clinton becomes the next president, her policies could have a major impact on immigrants …

Marriage Green Card with ESTA Entry? Answers from Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer

My girlfriend came from Germany (she’s German) to stay with me (I’m American) for the entire duration of her ESTA visa and is returning back to Germany today. She plans to come back Mid-October for a handful of months and we are wondering what the best visa would be for her to get so that …

Donald Trump’s Views on Immigration

On July 21st, 2016, Donald Trump officially became the presidential nominee of the Republican party. After defeating rivals that included Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Ohio Governor John Kasich and Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Trump was nominated at the GOP convention in Cleveland. Trump has made headlines on many different issues throughout this campaign, including on …