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Detention of Undocumented Immigrants

For undocumented immigrants living in the United States, the fear of being held by authorities is always present. Those faced with the possibility of detention are encouraged to speak with an experienced immigration lawyer in Philadelphia for advice and legal guidance. Knowing how to respond while detained will help ensure the best outcome possible, and […]

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DACA Recipients Risk Losing More Than Status

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program is under attack, spurring nationwide concern for those affected. DACA is a federal law that protects foreign-born people who, under no choice of their own, were brought to the United States as young children. The law protects applicants from being deported, but it also has provided […]

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Hurricanes May Drive Immigration to the U.S.

The 2017 hurricane season left a steep toll on Mexico, the Carribbean, and parts of the southern United States. Hurricanes Harvy, Irma, Katia, and Maria have decimated many communities in these areas, some of which will rebuild quickly. Others, such as the less populated, less affluent communities, and less accessible areas will likely take many […]

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Bringing a Family Member to the U.S. from Abroad

If you reside in the United States and have loved ones overseas, it can be a difficult process to bring them into this country. There are certain preparations and points to consider before you begin the process. The Philadelphia immigration lawyers at Surin & Griffin, P.C. have helped unite countless families. The following are some […]

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Divorce-Related Immigration Issues

Many individuals who immigrate to the United States move here with a partner. Marrying an American provides a path to citizenship that single immigrants do not have. When a marriage between an American citizen and an immigrant becomes contentious and the couple considers divorce, the immigrant partner’s status in the United States can be jeopardized. […]

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Thousands of Adoptees Learn They Are Not U.S. Citizens

Due to the current administration’s call for stricter rules regarding undocumented immigrants, an estimated 30,000 people who were adopted from overseas as infants or toddlers are learning they may not be legal citizens of the United States. When international adoption laws were first established, many parents mistakenly assumed that adoption and immigration were tied together. […]

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U.S. Government Allows for Additional Temporary Seasonal Worker Visas

Amid concerns of immigration restriction and difficulties, the U.S. Government has cleared the way for additional foreign workers to enter the country under temporary seasonal worker visas. This action was taken due to findings by federal officials that showed a lack of qualified American workers willing to perform certain temporary non-agricultural jobs. Because a lack […]

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New Controversial Surveillance Tool Used in Immigration

A new controversial tool is being used by various authorities to identify undocumented immigrants. The devices, known as stingrays, are used by police purportedly to tackle terrorism. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) says the devices work by intercepting cell signals, which then provide police the location of the phone owner and can sometimes allow […]

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Fear of Deportation Keeps Immigrants in Abusive Households

Undocumented immigrants in the United States often suffer from poor working conditions, poor housing conditions, and poor treatment at the hands of employers, criminal offenders, and even their own loved ones. These individuals will often not report to law enforcement out of fear of deportation. Failure to make necessary reports of abuse in any of […]

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America Not Utilizing Immigrant Talent

America has always been the land of opportunity. The idea is that America is a place where anyone who plays by the rules is welcome with open arms to prosper and enjoy freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Recent updates in immigration law prove problematic for many reasons—one being that talented individuals may be […]

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