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What is Involved in a Public Charge Rule Factor Test?

Back in 1882, Congress first introduced the concept of the public charge to deny a United States visa to anyone likely to become dependent on the government for subsistence. The current administration expanded on the concept, recently adopting the public charge rule, which gives the government power to deny visa and green card applicants based […]

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Visa Restrictions for Pregnant Women

Recently, the Trump administration announced new immigration restrictions designed to clamp down on foreign-born expectant mothers traveling to this country to give birth for their child to have United States citizenship. The new rules aimed at stemming birth tourism would create new hurdles for women of child-bearing age seeking travel visas to this country. However, […]

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Immigration Basics

If you are hoping to come to the United States either temporarily or permanently, it is important to understand the basic steps involved in the immigration process. Knowing how the immigration system works can help streamline the application process and increase your chances of approval. The first step is determining which immigration benefits apply to […]

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Am I Eligible for A Green Card?

A green card, or Permanent Resident Card, offers the opportunity to live and work in the United States permanently. They are available to individuals who meet certain requirements and/or belong to a certain category. Because immigration guidelines and procedures seem to be in flux right now, you may have questions about your own eligibility. If […]

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New Bill Allows Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill that gives immigrants without a formal legal status the ability to obtain a driver’s license in the state of New Jersey, making it the 14th state to do so, including the District of Columbia. This new law allows for two distinct types of licenses. The first type is compliant […]

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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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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.