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Top Immigration Developments in 2020

Immigration remains a consistent topic in American news feeds. In 2020, several key immigration issues and developments will continue to frame this highly discussed subject area. Each item will have short-term and long-term effects for documented immigrants, undocumented immigrants, and employers. H-1B Lottery Updates An H-1B visa allows a foreign employee to work for a […]

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House Passes Bill in Favor of Immigrant Farmworkers

Recently, the House passed a bill to streamline the H-2A process, making it easier for farmers across the country to hire foreign individuals to fill farm jobs. However, not everyone is on board with The Farm Workforce Modernization Act. Those in favor feel it provides the workforce United States farmers need at a reasonable cost […]

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Increased Restrictions for H-1B Visas

The H-1B visa is granted to foreign-born individuals working in certain professions and meet specific academic and/or employment criteria. This temporary work visa offers the opportunity to live and work in the United States for up to three years with the possibility for renewal. Yet, with guidelines for H-1B approvals becoming more stringent, companies who […]

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How Can I Avoid Immigration Fraud?

Whether you are pursuing a visa to work or study in the United States or seeking a change in status, the immigration process can be confusing and overwhelming. This is especially true if English is not your native language. Unfortunately, because there are people who seek to take advantage of individuals at their most vulnerable, […]

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Can I Lose My United States Citizenship?

For individuals born in the United States, citizenship is a birthright than can never be revoked for any reason, as it is protected under the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. For those born elsewhere and naturalized in the United States, citizenship is not commonly revoked, but it is also not permanently guaranteed. There are certain […]

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What is the Stop-Time Rule?

In early November, United States Supreme Court justices considered how to apply the stop-time rule, an immigration policy that ends the period of continuous presence in the United States that lawful permanent residents need to avoid removal. With the stop-time rule, regardless of how long they have been in the United States, green card holders […]

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What is Credible Fear?

Those that come to the United States do so for a variety of reasons, including to study, work, marry, or to escape dangerous circumstances in their homeland. Those who fear persecution in their country can seek a form of protection called asylum. Yet, not all applications for asylum are granted. United States immigration officers must […]

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Proclamation to Bar Immigrant Visa Applicants

Recently, President Trump issued a proclamation to bar immigrant visa applicants who cannot prove that they will have health insurance within 30 days from entering the U.S. According to this proclamation, during the visa applicant’s interview with a consular officer, proof of health insurance coverage or financial capacity to pay for reasonable medical costs will […]

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United States to Require DNA from Migrants Entering the United States    

Recently, the Justice Department announced plans to collect DNA from all migrants entering the United States at official entry points, with few exceptions. Children under 14 and those entering the country legally are exempt from mandatory DNA collections. DNA will be entered into an FBI database used to find criminals. Other exceptions to the DNA […]

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How Does E-Verify Work for Employment in the United States?

Any foreign-born individual already employed or seeking employment in the United States is familiar with E-Verify. E-Verify is a free, user-friendly, online system that compares information from various sources to confirm you are authorized to work in this country. E-Verify is mandatory for many workplaces, including government agencies; others utilize E-Verify voluntarily as it offers […]

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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.