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Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Path to a Green Card for TPS Holders—But Justices Seem Skeptical

According to a report from The Washington Post, the Supreme Court of the United States recently heard oral arguments in the case of Sanchez v. Mayorkas. The issue at stake before the court is whether non-citizens living in the country under ‘Temporary Protected Status’ (TPS) have the right to apply for a green card. Unfortunately, …

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California Lawmakers Among Those Calling for End of ICE 287(g) Program Funding

According to a report from Roll Call, several California lawmakers are among the group calling for an end of funding for the so-called ICE 287(g) program in the federal budget for the 2022 fiscal year. The program allows local law enforcement agencies to act as federal immigration officers. In this blog post, our Los Angeles …

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DHS Formalizes Policy: No More Collection of Civil Financial Penalties for “Failure-to-Depart”

On April 23rd, 2021, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it is officially rescinding civil financial penalties for so-called ‘failure-to-depart’ violations. It is an important step in the right direction from creating a more equitable immigration system. In this blog post, our Los Angeles immigration law firm explains what you should …

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International Entrepreneur Parole (IEP): Explained

Several countries—such as Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia—have start-up visa programs in place. Through these programs, an entrepreneur who satisfies certain conditions can obtain conditional residence. Unfortunately, the United States does not have an official startup visa program. The Startup Visa Act of 2011 would have created one, but it stalled in Congress. That …

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LA Times Report: Long Beach, CA Answers the Biden Administration Call to Provide Shelter to Migrant Children

According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia has answered the Biden Administration’s call to provide local support for vulnerable migrants. Himself an immigrant from Peru, Mayor Garcia is moving forward with a plan to house up to 1,000 vulnerable migrant children at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment …

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Three Tips to Avoid Visa Delays (And How to Get Your Visa Out of Administrative Processing)

Unfortunately, the U.S. immigration process can move slowly. In some cases, visa applications are stuck processing for months, or even longer. One of the most common questions that people have for an immigration attorney is: How can I expedite my visa application? In this article, our Los Angeles visa delay attorneys offer three tips to …

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President Biden Selects Two Vocal Trump Administration Critics to Lead Immigration Agencies

On April 12th, 2021, President Biden announced his selections for two key immigration positions, the head of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the head of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). According to reporting from The Hill, President Biden has selected Chris Magnus for CHP and Ur Jaddou for USCIS—both vocal critics of …

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The Holiday Season is the perfect occasion to say what I admire about you!

Not an update, but more of a virtual hug from me to you. Hey! It’s Josh here again. This year has definitely been a ride…In fact, I’d dare to say it’s probably been the most important year for immigration in recent history. Good news, bad news, mixed news…However, despite all of these changes, there’s one …

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How to BREAK THROUGH visa delays at the National Visa Center!

Everything you need to know Hey! It’s Josh here again. It’s no secret: The National Visa Center is a source of TREMENDOUS FRUSTRATION for people going through a VISA petition process. In other words…It seems their job is to keep you stuck FOREVER. (Which would make president Trump very happy…) That’s why today, I want to share …

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IMPOSSIBLE Victory for a Delayed Visa – Here’s How (& Why) It Happened

Discouraged, she was ready to move to Pakistan… until this happened! Hey! It’s Josh here again. “All you need is love?” While I think the Beatles are AMAZING…When it comes to getting a VISA ‘unstuck’ for your significant other, it’s simply not enough. “I was ready to move back home, this simply wasn’t working for …

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