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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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Can I Stop a Deportation Order?

An immigrant may receive a deportation order for a variety of reasons. Fighting a deportation order is extremely difficult, especially without proper legal representation. If one must protect their immigration status, they should learn the reasons for the deportation and what rights immigrants have in the United States. Common offenses that result in deportation include: […]

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Injunction Issued to Prevent Increase in Visa Fees

On September 29, a stay on the August 2020 final rule was implemented, which would have increased fees for several visa categories. The final rule required new versions of several forms. New fees and forms that were supposed to be implemented are now on hold. The rule would have had a wide-reaching impact on businesses, […]

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Investigations Over Unauthorized Hysterectomies in ICE Detention Centers

A whistleblower recently filed a complaint that has triggered Members of Congress and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) into investigating alleged claims of unwanted gynecological procedures on several immigrant women. A nurse at a privately-run detention center in Georgia claims that immigrant women were undergoing gynecological procedures without fully understanding them. The complaint was […]

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New Eligibility for Professional Licensure Regarding Undocumented Workers in New Jersey

A new law will remove barriers to obtain a professional license in the state of New Jersey. On September 1, Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation S2455, which allows undocumented New Jersey resident applicants to obtain a professional license if they meet all necessary requirements of the licensure. The law also prohibits lawful presence in the […]

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Employers Wary of Hiring Dreamers Amidst Orders to End Program

In 2012, the Obama administration introduced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allowed recipients to receive work authorizations and temporary protection from deportation when membership renewed every two years. This was passed in response to the failure of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act in Congress. Those who […]

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New Merit-Based Immigration Plan Could Affect H-1B Visas

The Trump administration is planning to release a new executive order that could create a merit-based immigration system that fundamentally opposes the current system. A recent decision from the Supreme Court on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program gave the Trump administration more ideas for their immigration policies that could affect workers currently […]

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International Students May Face Loss of Student Visas Due to Online Courses

Student visa holders were subjected to great uncertainty on July 6 when the Trump administration issued a directive prohibiting student visa holders from remaining in the country when attending online classes. The ruling required student visa holders to take at least one in-person class to legally remain in the United States. This ruling sent shock […]

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New Hurdles for Asylum Seekers

Recently, the Trump administration and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed new regulations that makes matters more challenging for asylum seekers. The document is open for public comment until July 15, 2020. The Trump administration must consider all comments before finalizing. Legal challenges to these rules are also expected. The proposed rules are designed […]

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COVID-19 Concerns Among Immigration Orders

Legal immigration into the United States has become even more difficult due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has exacerbated issues while the government attempts to stop legal immigration by separating parents from children and rolling out new testing guidelines. It helps to understand how immigration has changed due to COVID-19 and what to expect […]

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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.