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Immigration Sunday

It is delightful to work immigration law on a Sunday. The phone, generally, is not ringing. No one else is even in this building. It is a great time to think. And it is a great time to get ahead on the cases that I have. I work my hardest to make sure my clients […]

A simple proposal

A simple proposal I keep hearing our elected officials speaking about the coming Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Generally, they are all speaking about a “pathway to citizenship” that will involve numerous obligations for the applicants, such as a requirement to prove you are paying taxes, a requirement to show that you know English, and they want […]

What on earth is a provisional waiver?: How the Provisional Waiver changes the Immigration game.

What on earth is a provisional waiver?: How the Provisional Waiver changes the Immigration game. Neil F. Lewis, Esq. neilflewis@live.com In an effort to keep families together and to streamline and regulate the approval of waivers of inadmissibility, the Department of Homeland Security issued new regulations allowing the filing of a provisional waiver for certain […]

Family separated for too long

I am currently assisting a client pro bono in a case where he is seeking reunited with his wife and children. My client is a US citizen. He is a military veteran. And he works on very military like missions for private corporations that do work for the US military. Because of the vagaries of […]

DACA and the future of these kids.

Editor’s note: DACA is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. People under 31 years old as of the date of passage of the Act, brought to the US as children, who graduated high school here, with a clean criminal record may apply for a two year guarantee that they will not be deported. They will be […]

Who knew?

I actually met somebody today in my office who claimed that they came to see me because they read my blog and looked at my website. I actually had no idea that people read my blog or look at my website. I had always hoped, but had never dared dream that people would actually pay […]

When does the bad news end?

The atmosphere in Congress is violently anti-immigrant because of fear of the tea partiers. The Dream Act is soon to die, and so will immigration reform. I am not pleased. From Politico.com: “The next two years will be a very, very bleak period for immigration reform and for immigrants,” said Frank Sharry, executive director of […]

How to report suspected victims of human trafficking.

Human Trafficking Report Human Trafficking, 24 Hours To report suspicious activity to law enforcement:866-347-2423 To reach a non-governmental organization:National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline888-3737-888 Human trafficking is a crime and a human rights abuse involving commercial sexual exploitation of a child or the use of force, coercion or fraud to compel someone into labor servitude […]

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