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The Arrests Happening at Immigration Interviews

Posted by Hugo Valverde | Dec 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Immigrants all over the country are feeling anxious as news continues of people being arrested at USCIS interviews- specifically marriage interviews for green cards.  Reports of these arrests have come from Florida, Maryland, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, Illinois, and Calif...

DUIs, Immigrants, and the Matter of Castillo-Perez

Posted by Hugo Valverde | Nov 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Good moral character” is a term that the average person doesn’t hear much about, but if you are applying for immigration status in the United States you are quite familiar with. According to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), the standard of “good moral character” requires adherence to the generally accepted moral conventions of the community, and criminal activity is probative of non-adherence to those conventions. A recent decision handed down by the Attorney General now creates harsher parameters for a lack of “good moral character,” commonly shown by multiple DUIs.

El servicio de inmigración (USCIS) anunció que ha extendido los permisos TPS de Salvadoreños, Hondureños y Nicaraguenses hasta el 4 de enero de 2021

Posted by Hugo Valverde | Nov 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

El servicio de inmigración (USCIS) anunció que extenderá los permisos TPS de Salvadoreños, Hondureños y Nicaraguenses hasta el 4 de enero de 2021. No es necesario presentar una solicitud o pagar una tarifa para recibir la extensión. Los permisos se extienden automáticamente por reglamento. Aquell...

H1-B Visas Being Denied at Increasingly High Rates

Posted by Hugo Valverde | Nov 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

2019 has brought many changes to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the immigration lawyers here at Valverde Law have noticed the effects. The current administration is requiring much more detail and information included in immigration applications, yet is denying those ap...

Norfolk Sheriff’s Department Ends Agreement with ICE

Posted by Hugo Valverde | Oct 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Norfolk Sheriff's department has ended its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)- an agreement that paid the local sheriff's department to keep suspected illegal immigrants locked in the county jail until federal authorities could transfer them to a long-term facility. IC...

Supreme Court Rules on the Asylum Ban

Posted by Hugo Valverde | Sep 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

In an unexpected turn of events, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 to lift an order blocking the Trump Administration's enforcement of a policy to ban asylum for migrants entering the Southern border who have traveled through another country en route to the U.S.  Although the ruling is technically tem...

DREAMers: Avoid Notarios and Other Scammers

Posted by Hugo Valverde | Aug 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

DREAMers: Avoid Notarios and Other Scammers Dan Kowalski, Editor of Bender's Immigration Bulletin, wrote an informative post stating something that needed to be said.  I think many DREAMers will know better than to trust their case to unscrupulous, unlicensed, and non-accredited people.  However,...

Common Questions Regarding the Immigration Process

Posted by Hugo Valverde | Aug 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Common Questions Regarding the Immigration Process The immigration process is one of those things that is difficult based on all of the rules and restrictions that exist in the fine details. Making sure that you are properly prepared is important to streamlining the process as much as possible,...

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals : Do I Qualify?

Posted by Hugo Valverde | Aug 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals : Do I Qualify? Beginning today, August 15, 2012, USCIS will begin to accept applications for deferred action.  Here are the official USCIS criteria for qualifying for deferred action under the administration's new program: Were under the age of 31 as of J...

Deferred Action for DREAMers Press Announcement

Posted by Hugo Valverde | Aug 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Deferred Action for DREAMers Press Announcement On June 15, 2012, Secretary Janet Napolitano made the following press announcement: WASHINGTON— Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced that effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States as...

DREAMers March for Change

Posted by Hugo Valverde | Aug 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

DREAMers March for Change Many young people brought to the U.S. at a young age are marching for change.  A local news station in Kansas City highlighted some local marchers and interviewed some.  As the news story notes, the reason these individuals are marching is to prevent people from forgetti...

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