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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: Determining Refugee Status

Determining whether or not you can be recognized as a refugee by the United States can be confusing. It can complicate what is already a stressful situation. One thing that is important to remember is that anyone who ordered, incited, assisted, or otherwise participated in the persecution of any person on account of race, religion, […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: Does Form I-601 Waiver Ensure U.S. Entry?

The United States has a long history of immigration. Throughout its history, waves of immigrants seeking a better life have helped build the nation. Yet, as with most nations, the United States has guidelines in place which deny entry to some immigrants. However, if it can be proven that the guidelines should not apply, these […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: The DREAM Act

The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors or DREAM act is a legislative initiative intended to provide some security for undocumented minors living in the United States. First introduced as a bill in Congress by Dick Durbin and Orrin Hatch in 2001, it has since failed passage multiple times. In June of 2012, President […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers Recognize the Specific Job Challenges Immigrant Workers Face

Moving to a new country to find work and begin the next chapter of your life is never easy. Immigrants face the difficulties of integrating into a new culture, finding a safe, secure place to live, and securing work, often while learning a new language. For many individuals, finding and securing a stable, well-paying job […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: The Department of Labor Streamlines the H-2B Visa Process

In an effort to make the H-2B application process easier for employers, the Department of Labor (DOL) made changes to the process. The new procedures reduce the amount of paperwork required by employers to receive approval to hire temporary workers on H-2B visas. The primary goal of the process is for employers to prove they […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: Surge in Cuban Immigration

President Obama announced in late 2014 that the United States would renew ties with Cuba, and since then the number of Cubans coming to the U.S. is on the rise. The United States now has an embassy in Havana and there is growing support for ending the trade embargo with Cuba. U.S. Customs and Border […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: New Provisional I-94 Program Available to Foreign Travelers

In an effort to simplify and streamline the I-94 process, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a provisional program allowing foreign travelers to apply and pay for their I-94 prior to their arrival. I-94 Forms are admission records for non-immigrant international travelers that serve as proof of their legal visitor status. By entering the […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: What is the USCIS Form I-130?

If you are a United States citizen or a resident alien, and you want to help immediate family in another country immigrate to the United States, you can expect to fill out a substantial amount of complex paperwork. The first step in the process is to fill out a form known as the USCIS Form […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: The Positive Impact Immigrants Have on the U.S. Economy

Immigration continues to be a hot topic in the news as people on both sides of the issue have strong opinions about whether immigrants drain the economy or are an important complement to the labor force. While many argue that immigrants take jobs away from native-born citizens, or that they do not pay taxes, there […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: New Jersey Boasts a Thriving Immigrant Population

One in every five New Jersey residents was born in another country. There are currently 1.9 million immigrants living in New Jersey, and this number is growing every year. Why do so many immigrants choose to make New Jersey their home? The reasons are as varied as the people. The ethnic breakdown of New Jersey’s […]

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