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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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Two Philadelphia-Area Residents, Including Philadelphia Immigration Lawyer, Advocate for Haitian Refugees

The people of Haiti suffer from unspeakable poverty and deplorable conditions.  Haitian immigrants who reach the United Stated have limited options obtaining the goal of American citizenship.  Two Philadelphia-area residents advocate for the Haitian people, often putting their safety and well-being ahead of their own. A woman from Lansdowne, Pennsylvania was arrested at the Canadian…

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Accomplished Immigration Lawyer in Philadelphia Speaks At Upcoming Employment Seminar

On January 10, 2014, Philadelphia immigration lawyer and Surin & Griffin partner, Elizabeth Surin, Esq. will be speaking at the employment seminar entitled “Hiring of Foreign Nationals”, hosted by the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians. The seminar will be held from 9:00 am-11:30am at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce on 200 Broad Street, Philadelphia,…

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers Report on Immigration Rights for Gay Couples! DOMA struck down!

Breaking News — June 26, 2013: Immigration Rights for Gay Couples!  DOMA struck down! On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the federal law known as the Defense of Marriage Act or “DOMA.”  This means that gay couples can now apply for immigration benefits just as heterosexual couples can. Please contact the Philadelphia…

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers | USCIS Releases New Two Page Form I-9

Today, USCIS officially released the long-awaited form through Notice in the Federal Register.  The new Two Page I-9 has a revision date of 03/08/13. While the USCIS has advised that employers should now begin using the newly revised Form I-9, there is a 60 day grace period.  Employers may continue to use previously accepted revisions…

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers Volunteer at the Pennsylvania Welcoming Center

Philadelphia immigration lawyers, Elizabeth C. Surin, Esq. and Thomas M. Griffin, Esq. volunteer their legal expertise and knowledge at The Legal Clinic (The Pennsylvania Welcoming Center www.welcomingcenter.org.) Elizabeth and Tom dedicate their time to answering questions, helping and guiding those in need of immigration advice. For more information, contact the Philadelphia immigration law firm of…

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If you have an immigration problem, you need the Philadelphia immigration law firm of Surin & Griffin, P.C. We understand what you are going through, we understand the law and we understand how to help. We can be reached by calling 215-925-4435 or contact us online.