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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyer, Thomas Griffin of Surin & Griffin, P.C., Presents CLE Seminar

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014,  Philadelphia immigration lawyer, Thomas Griffin, will be presenting a “Continuing Legal Education” seminar on entitled “Representing Immigrants in Bond Proceedings in Immigration Court.”  This is one a a series of seminars for immigration attorneys provided at the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians in Philadelphia.   Tom’s program, which runs from 6:00 to 8:00…

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Philadelphia Immigration Law Firm Reports: Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates Supports Scholarship Fund for Young Immigrants

Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, is among one of the top sponsors of an innovative college scholarship fund for children that are living in the U.S. as legal temporary residents.  The goal of the $25 million scholarship is to aid with the cost of higher education.  The scholarship has gained bipartisan support while Congress continues to…

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Philadelphia Immigration Law Firm | Hazleton, PA’s Anti-Immigrant Housing Policy is Unlawful

After seven long years the Latino community in Hazleton, Pennsylvania can finally feel at ease in their own neighborhood.  This is because the city can no longer exclude or oppress immigrants.  This takes place after a long legal battle in which various civil rights groups successfully defended the rights of the Latino residents. The United…

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Philadelphia Citizenship Lawyers | Delayed Approval of Green Cards Causing Serious Hardship for Some Immigrants and Their Families

In June of 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Services began a major initiative aimed at making sweeping changes to the immigration enforcement system. At the request of President Obama, the agency implemented the deferral program know as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The program’s primary goal is to shift the allocation of enforcement resources from low-priority…

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Philadelphia Immigration Law Firm | List Of Eligible Countries For The H-2A And H-2B Visa Programs Announced

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that four additional countries (Austria, Italy, Panama and Thailand) are now eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B visa programs.  Under these visa programs, American employers may bring foreign nationals to the United States for temporary work in both agricultural and specialty nonagricultural fields.  There are…

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers Report: The “Bed Mandate” Requires Immigration And Customs Enforcement To Detain Immigrants

The controversial “bed mandate” by Congress requires U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to keep an average of 34,000 detainees per day in its custody. This quota has steadily risen since it was established by congressional directive in 2006. Officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) which is charged with enforcing the mandate maintain…

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers Applaud The Continued Approval of U Visas

For many individuals, the U-1 nonimmigrant visa (“U visa”) provides an alternative way to remain legally in the United States.  These special visas allow an individual to remain in the country if that individual is willing to assist law enforcement investigate or prosecute certain crimes.  To obtain a U visa, a person must have been…

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Nonprofit Organization Profiles Philadelphia Immigration Lawyer

Philadelphia immigration lawyer, Thomas M. Griffin, partner at Philadelphia’s immigration law firm of Surin & Griffin, P.C., was recently featured in Optical Realities by photojournalist Linda Panetta.  Optical Realities is a non-profit organization that uses photojournalism and educational programs to increase public awareness and encourage peace and justice throughout the world.  The group specifically advocates…

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers Report On “Temporary Protected Status” For Filipino Immigrants In Light Of Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in November with devastating consequences to the country.  With over 5,600 Filipinos dead and almost 28,000 injured or missing, the nation remains in a state of devastation as rebuilding and relief efforts begin. For the 500,000 Filipino immigrants residing in the United States as undocumented immigrants or as immigrants on…

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyer Helps Father Return to the U.S. to Bid Farewell to His Son

Philadelphia immigration lawyer, Elizabeth C. Surin, Esq., partner at Philadelphia immigration law firm of Surin & Griffin, P.C., effectively represented a grieving father and former illegal alien seeking the right to re-enter the United States to bury his 10-year old son who died in a house fire in Pennsylvania.  Ms. Surin appealed to the Customs and…

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