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The J-1 Visa and Waiver of the Two Year Residency Requirement

The J-1 non-immigrant visa is issued by the United States to, among others, scholars, professors and exchange visitors that enter the country to participate in  programs that promote cultural exchange, and to engage in medical and business training.  The visa came into effect under the Fulbright Hays ACT of 1961....

Sometimes Voluntary Departure is the Best Option

Voluntary Departure is the departure of an alien from the United States because of an immigration offense without an order of removal from the immigration court.  Once an alien is granted the voluntary departure, he gives up all rights to any other available relief and must depart the United States...

EB-5 Immigrant Visa — Definition of Material Concepts

Congress created the EB-5 immigrant visa in 1990 with the core purpose of attracting new foreign investment capital to the country, and to create new jobs for United States workers.  Since then, the visa program has yielded phenomenal results.  By 2008, the program had pumped over $15.4 billion foreign direct...

Deferred Enforcement of Departure Extended for Liberians in the United States

Deferred Enforced Departure Extended for Liberians in U.S. Release Date: September 28, 2016 USCIS Automatically Extends Validity of Employment Authorization Documents WASHINGTON—President Obama has announced an extension of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for certain Liberian nationals through March 31, 2018. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will automatically extend employment...

There is No U-Visa Without a Signed Certification

Without an executed and signed certification, the Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) cannot issue a U-Visa.  Certification is where the U-Visa applicant requests and a law enforcement officer confirms that the applicant suffered from a qualifying U-visa crime, and is helpful or likely to be helpful in the prosecution of the...

A Violent Crime Against an Undocumented Immigrant Could Earn Him A U-Visa

Congress enacted the U-visa in October of 2000 under the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (VTVPA). It was part of a two category law designed to protect victims of violent crime and human trafficking.  After its enactment, it did not appear that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...

The Benefits of the Expanded I-601A Provisional Waiver of Unlawful Presence

The expanded I-601A provisional waiver of unlawful presence rule came into effect on August 29, 2016.  The rule expanded the 2013 provisional waiver rule that created a shelter for individuals who had accrued unlawful presence by entering the United States without inspection and admission, and continued to unlawfully reside in...

The US District Court Grants Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment

DAHHANE v. STANTON Email | Print | Comments (0) Case No. 15-CV-1229 (PJS/BRT). ADAM DAHHANE, Plaintiff, v. LINDA LORRAINE STANTON, also known as LINDA LORRAINE STANTON-DAHHANE; and BONNIE LYNN STANTON, Defendants. United States District Court, D. Minnesota. August 12, 2016. View Case Cited Cases Citing Case Attorney(s) appearing for the...