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More than one year ago, on June 27. 2013, the Senate passed a compromise comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) and sent it to the US House of Representatives. It has never been brought for a vote in the House despite the fact that it had enough votes to pass then and…

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The humanitarian crisis on the southern border of the United States began not months ago, but years ago. Since 2011, the number of unaccompanied children (UAC) arriving in the US has steadily grown, driven by the violence, dramatic increase in crime and poverty in primarily three countries: Honduras, El Salvador…

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On June 5, 2014, USCIS issued long awaited procedures for renewal of DACA (Deferred Action for Certain Childhood Arrivals) While the requirements and procedures are on their face simple, those reapplying need to be aware of potential pit falls in the process.

Specifically, those applying for renewal must show that…

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Under current US law, some immediate relatives of US citizens (spouses, parents, children under 21) are not eligible to adjust their status to permanent residence in the US and must travel to their home country in order to process their visas. Anyone who has been in the US…

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