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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers | Employment-Based Visas – Part Two: EB-2 Visa

Employment-based visas provide many foreign nationals with a way to legally remain in the United States.  In this second of a four-part series, we highlight the requirements of the Second Preference EB-2.  Almost 30% of the employment-based visas fall within this category and there are almost 43,000 EB-2 visas issued each year. To qualify for…

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers | Employment-Based Visas – Part One: EB-1 Visa

Many foreign nationals seek to remain legally in the United States by obtaining employment-based visas.  Deciding which type of employment visa applies in each case requires careful review. In this four part blog series, we will highlight the most common types of employment visas: the EB-1 visa, the EB-2 visa, the EB-3 visa and the…

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers Highlight Dramatic Change In U.S. Immigration Policy

The U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security jointly announced this month that some H4 visa holders will now be eligible to receive work permits, also known as Employment Authorization Cards (EAD). This is a significant change in U.S. immigration policy as it is the first time any H4 visa holders…

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers Discuss U.S. Immigration Court System Crisis: Decisions Made “On the Spot” Due to Overcrowding

The average time an immigration judge has to make a decision for each case they hear is seven minutes. In that short time a judge must decide whether the person standing in front of them will be separated from family, be sent back to a country where his or her life may be in danger,…

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Local Rally for Client of Philadelphia Immigration Lawyer, Thomas Griffin

Philadelphia immigration lawyer, Thomas Griffin, is currently representing a Norristown business owner and father of two. Mr. Griffin is fighting for the man’s right to stay in this country, to protect him from a human rights violation and potential danger in Mexico.  A rally was held by the Latino-advocacy group, Juntos, outside the U.S. immigration…

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Phiadelphia Immigration Lawyers | Avoid “Age Out” By Filing Your Immigration Petitions Now

Immigrant children are a growing part of any community.  Many parents become legal permanent residents or naturalized citizens before their children for a variety of reasons.  Other immigrant parents, including those filing asylum/refugee applications, family-based visas or employment-based visa applications, seek legal status for their entire family at the same time. When a child joins…

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers Report: Immigrants Pursuing A College Education In The United States Can Obtain A Student Visa

There are many reasons a person may wish to pursue higher education within the United States.  The option of furthering one’s education in America may lead to more diverse and financially rewarding job opportunities once a degree is obtained.  For an international student, there may be questions regarding how to obtain a student visa in…

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Philadelphia Citizenship Lawyers Report on Immigration Reform Gaining Support in the Philadelphia Area

The national program “Fast for Families” came to the Philadelphia area to bring attention to the important issue of immigration reform.  The new program began its efforts in the fall of 2013 at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. “Fast for Families” asks people to fast, or refrain from eating, to show their support…

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers Discuss Catholic Delegates Seek Immigration Reform

Nine delegates from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, along with 17 Catholic priests from across the country, recently traveled to Nogales, Arizona to advocate for immigration reform.  Many illegal immigrants risk their lives each day as they cross the U.S./Mexican border and travel through an unforgiving desert, facing extreme temperatures, a lack of water,…

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers | Philadelphia’s New Stance Against ICE Holds And Detainers

While Congress slowly works towards much needed comprehensive immigration reform, the City of Philadelphia has decided to take immigration matters into its own hands.  With a groundbreaking executive order, Mayor Michael Nutter has banned police and prison officials from honoring requests for federal immigration detainers within the city.  No longer will Philadelphia police and prison…

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