En español: Los requisitos generales de la naturalización–un podcast nuevo de DMCA!

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En español: Los requisitos generales de la naturalización–un podcast nuevo de DMCA!

In this Spanish language podcast, DMCA partner Marisol L. Pérez discusses general eligibility requirements for naturalization. She discusses who is generally eligible, language requirements, the civics exam, good moral character issues, and other important issues to consider when considering naturalization. En este podcast en español, la socia de DMCA Marisol

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Friday, April 5, 2019

The Trump administration filed to restart 18,000 deportation cases before the immigration court

BuzzFeed reported today that the Trump Administration is moving to restart more than 18,000 deportation cases. The majority of these cases were “administratively closed” (which means indefinitely continued) so the overwhelmed immigration courts could focus on high priority cases. The Trump administration’s decision to recalendar the old cases will contribute

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Friday, March 29, 2019

DMCA Partner Marisol Perez speaks at 2019 Immigration Symposium

Watch DMCA Partner Marisol Perez speak at the 2019 St. Mary’s Law School’s Immigration Symposium. In her speech, Marisol addresses I-601A waivers and other important issues in consular processing. If you or someone you know is having difficulty with a U.S. consular post abroad or is considering traveling for an

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Friday, March 8, 2019

DMCA has a podcast!

DMCA published its first episode on its new podcast today. In the first episode, Lance Curtright discusses what to expect in removal proceedings. If you have ideas for topics for future episodes, please let us know and we’ll try to work them in. https://www.buzzsprout.com/263228/977517-removal-proceedings?fbclid=IwAR3_Nzdjj4UATxAx79lGz-T_womsgdWfhbBfoiB-R7ebF09YkAvYWYqGlrY

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Friday, March 1, 2019

H-4 EADs and H1B Cap Season

In May 2015 USCIS issued a final rule allowing certain H-4 dependent spouses to  apply for an employment authorization document (EAD).  The current administration has issued a new rule that proposes to end employment authorization for these same H-4 visa holders. This rule could be finalized as quickly as May

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

H1B Cap Season: What You Need to Know Now

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced partial implementation to new rules regarding cap subject H1Bs. The new rules will have minimal effects regarding the application process for fiscal year 2020, but partial implementation of the new rules will favor H1B applicants with U.S. Master’s degrees this year.  Full

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Why February 5, 2019 is important for student visa holders

On August 9, 2018, USCIS issued a memorandum on how unlawful presence would be calculated for student visa holders in F, J, and M status. Before the memo was issued the student would not begin to accrue unlawful presence until the day after a formal finding was made by the government. Under

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

DMCA partner Lance Curtright’s interview with Ben Kissel on Abe Lincoln’s Top Hat

“We discuss the ongoing consequences of the government shutdown and we are joined by immigration attorney Lance Curtright to discuss unpacking disinformation, ‘Blame the Immigrant’ rhetoric and what the future has in store.”    

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Trump’s shutdown stops immigration courts from functioning

In the story linked-below, DMCA partner Lance Curtright, discusses a special case about a woman who is particularly affected by the shutdown. From the story: “‘Her husband is dying,’ immigration attorney Lance Curtright said. ‘And part of the reason we think she can get her green card in the United

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Friday, January 11, 2019

DMCA partner Lance Curtright on KSAT news in an interview about changes to asylum procedures

New asylum policy could face court challenge

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

How the Trump Shutdown may impact immigration cases

Recent news indicates that President Trump intends to shut down the government if Congress refuses to fund his ill-advised border wall. Here is how the Trump shutdown will affect federal agencies that process immigration cases: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS): This is a fee funded agency; therefore, processing of cases

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Proposed Changes to H1B Process: What you Need to Know to Now

DHS has proposed substantial changes to the H1B process.   We anticipate these changes will be effective for April 1, 2019 H1B filings that are subject to the annual cap.  The main change to the process will be the establishment of a mandatory internet-based registration process for petitioners seeking to file

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018
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