Articles and Blog Posts From 2018

The Difference Between Notarios and Attorneys

The Difference Between Notarios and Attorneys New immigrants to the United States have a lot on their minds. They may have heavy familial responsibilities weighing on them and they may be limited on funds. The added pressure and stress of dealing with legal immigration issues, especially if they are unable to speak English, can be overwhelming. It is no surprise why immigrants turn to “Notarios” and so-called Immigration/Visa consultants to handle… Read more

Sessions Voids Board of Immigration Appeals Decision That Will Impact for Victims of Gang-Based and Domestic Violence

Sessions Voids Board of Immigration Appeals Decision That Will Impact for Victims of Gang-Based and Domestic Violence Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a controversial decision in a closely-watched asylum appeal that will negatively affect victims of domestic and gang violence seeking protection in the United States In December of 2016, Matter of A-B- was originally decided in favor of the asylum seeker by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), an administrative branch of the U.S. Department of Justice. The… Read more

Entrepreneur Application to Remove Condition Notices Valid for 18 Months as Proof of Status

Entrepreneur Application to Remove Condition Notices Valid for 18 Months as Proof of Status The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on June 11, 2018 that petitioners who file Form I-829 Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status, will receive a Form I-797 receipt notice that they can present along with their Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card, to serve as evidence of continued status for 18 months after their conditional Permanent Resident… Read more

Stricter H-1B Visa Rules for Outsourcing Businesses

Stricter H-1B Visa Rules for Outsourcing Businesses Since March of 2017, the Trump Administration has issued multiple orders to outsourcing and staffing firms that use H-1B non-immigration visas, the most popular type of employment-based visa sought out by foreign professional workers. The new directives have imposed stricter requirements on such firms. U.S. companies employ outsourcing and staffing firms instead of having to hire workers on an individual… Read more

President Trump Signals Possible Federal Change to Marijuana Laws

President Trump Signals Possible Federal Change to Marijuana Laws A bipartisan bill addressing the federal government’s stance on the criminality of marijuana is currently in the U.S. Senate, and President Trump has announced that he will “probably end up supporting” the bill. The bill proposes protecting people from the criminal consequences of marijuana use as long as they follow state and local laws on use of the drug. It could also eliminate the buying or selling… Read more