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Immigration Courts Impacted by Server Crash Published: Apr 23, 2014 As of April 12, 2014, five servers crashed crippling the entire network of computers used by the Nation's immigration courts. This has cut off access to electronic records, and has shut down the toll-free number that enables immigrants to check the status of their case. I received a report today that some detained cases have already had to be rescheduled
SMALL BUSINESS L-1A PETITION APPROVED Published: Apr 15, 2014 Our client is a Canadian citizen. He is the owner of a Canadian trucking services company. He opened a U.S. trucking company last year and we had the start-up company file a new office petition on his behalf at that time, which was approved for a period of one year. Our client wished to continue his employment in an executive capacity as President of the
Green Card Saved After Trial Published: Mar 6, 2014 Our client is a native and citizen of Jordan. He became a conditional permanent resident in 1995. In 1997 he filed a petition to remove the conditions. His petition languished without adjudication for 11 years. In December 2008 his conditional permanent resident status was terminated allegedly due to abandonment, and the following month Immigration
L-1A EXECUTIVE INTRACOMPANY TRANSFEREE APPROVED Published: Nov 13, 2013 Our client is a Canadian citizen. He is the Retail Store Manager of a small, independently owned and operated convenience store in Canada having only 5 employees. The Canadian corporation that operates the convenience store recently incorporated an affiliate company in the United States, which is in the process of purchasing and operating a gas station
DOMA decision a win for LGBT immigration rights advocates Published: Jun 26, 2013 "Before today’s decision, an American was prohibited under DOMA from sponsoring a same-sex foreign national spouse for a green card. Practically, that meant that an American who married someone of the same sex from a different country was unable to bring their spouse to live legally in the United States as a heterosexual married person could. But the
Matthew Kolken on Air with Reps. Higgins (D) and Collins (R) talking Immigration Reform Published: Jun 25, 2013 I appeared on WBEN talk radio this morning and had the opportunity to speak to Western New York's two Representatives in Congress, Chris Collins (R- Clarence) and Brian Higgins (D- Buffalo). Congressman Collins indicated that he would be willing to vote for reform that included a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers, and a pathway to legalization for the
John Boehner’s legacy rests on immigration Published: Jun 24, 2013 "Boehner’s legacy will hinge on immigration reform. It’s the only accomplishment of any significance still feasible given Washington’s chronic sclerosis. It serves both parties’ interests, even if some Republicans object vehemently to it. Democrats need to deliver for Latinos, a vital constituency, while Republicans may not be able
Immigration Law Changes Seen Cutting Billions From Deficit Published: Jun 19, 2013 "Congressional budget analysts, providing a positive economic assessment of proposed immigration law changes, said Tuesday that legislation to overhaul the nation’s immigration system would cut close to $1 trillion from the federal deficit over the next two decades and lead to more than 10 million new legal residents in the country." Click here for