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Are Immigrants in Pennsylvania Struggling to Get The Vaccine?

Pennsylvania is on pace to aggressively inoculate most of its citizens. However, there is a significant segment of that population that is having a difficult time obtaining the vaccine. Immigrants throughout Pennsylvania believe that they are facing mounting obstacles that prohibit them from receiving the vaccine. This can pose a serious risk to the rest […]

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Which Immigration Visa is Right for Me?

When someone is coming to the United States for work, travel, school, or family, they will need to apply for a visa that best suits their needs to ensure a smooth process at the port of entry. There are many different immigration and non-immigration visas available to travelers, and it can be a confusing process […]

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Are Philadelphia Teachers Trained to Deal with ICE Agents?

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) federal agency is not allowed to engage in immigration enforcement actions in sensitive locations, such as churches, schools, funerals, and medical appointments, unless there is an urgent reason to do so. After an incident at a Philadelphia school last year, many families are concerned whether immigration statuses will […]

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New Eight-Year Pathway to Citizenship Bill Proposed

Congress is considering legislation that would reduce the current wait time to eight years for the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are in the United States illegally, including those that fall under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order who wish to gain citizenship. The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 is the cornerstone […]

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What Common Issues Will Foreign Students Face This Year?

This year will mark another difficult one for international students as they continue to grapple with the current immigration policy in the U.S., which could be in flux in the coming year. They will also have to cope with American schools that are still alternating between in-person and remote learning. While the pandemic caused confusion […]

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How is the New Administration Handling Immigration Deportations?

The federal government is changing some of its policies regarding immigration. In a recent memo to major immigration agencies, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said it wants to implement more flexible standards about deportations. It will also conduct an analysis of current immigration policies and determine if any changes are needed. However, the biggest […]

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Should Undocumented Immigrants Fear the COVID-19 Vaccine?

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine continues to be rolled out across the United States, many undocumented immigrants wonder if they can and should get the vaccine. Among their fears is reprisal, including deportation, because of their immigration status. The U.S. Surgeon General has recently made it clear that no one, including undocumented immigrants, should be […]

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Study Found Undocumented Workers Have Jobs Essential to Fighting the Pandemic

A pro-immigration reform organization recently released a study claiming that more than 65 percent of undocumented workers are working on what most consider to be essential jobs. The organization argues that while many have been praising the bravery and sacrifice by other essential and front-line workers, the plight of the undocumented worker is going unnoticed. […]

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What Changes will the United States Citizenship Test Undergo?

After more than 10 years without an update, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched an updated naturalization portion of the civics test to provide a fresh perspective on history and basic civics. The test is the final step of the naturalization process that all immigrants must engage in to become a citizen of […]

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What Legal Issues Will Affect My Visa Status?

To enter the United States legally, any foreigner who is not a naturalized American citizen or green card holder must obtain a visa before entering the country. However, requirements do not end there, there are legal circumstances that can prevent a visa holder from staying in or re-entering the country. A citizen of a foreign […]

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A Message to Our Customers About Coronavirus COVID-19:
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A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

At Surin & Griffin, P.C. we remain ready to serve you during the current COVID-19 crisis. Though our office space is closed, all of our partners, associate attorneys, paralegal and support staff are working remotely and are in constant contact throughout the business day to serve you.

We continue to serve all of our current clients and are taking new clients. We can provide consultations via telephone and exchange confidential documents via email.

Please call us today for a consultation at (215) 925-4435. Our bilingual receptionist, Evelyn Smith, will take your call and arrange a telephonic consultation with one of our partners, Elizabeth Surin or Thomas Griffin.

We have not stopped fighting to serve you to the best of our ability. Stay safe and stay healthy.

Thank you and take care.