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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers Discuss Federal Immigration Laws and Your Rights

The United States is a nation of immigrants. Every year, people from around the world enter our nation with the intention of securing stable, well-paying work and making the United States their permanent home. To ensure that disreputable individuals do not enter the country and harm American citizens, federal and state-level laws exist. Other such […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: What Are my Rights With ICE?

With the recent confusion about immigration policies, you may be wondering what your rights with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are. The good news is that if you live in the United States, you have rights regardless of your citizenship status. So, just what are those rights, and how should you handle a […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: Travel Bans Issued by the President Affect Tech Start-ups

Philadelphia Immigration lawyers are keeping up with the rapid new developments in immigration law happening under President Trump’s administration. In late January, he issued an executive order banning entry in the country for people from seven Middle-Eastern countries. That executive order now remains contested, but what the future holds is uncertain. Philadelphia Immigration lawyers are […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: Immigration Awareness Month

April is Immigration Awareness Month. Observing Immigration Awareness Month means taking the time to learn a bit more about how immigration works in the United States, and how it can impact both local communities and our country as a whole. The Office of Immigration Statistics, or OIS, reports a number of different immigration benefits for […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: How Much Power Does the President Have Over Immigration Policy

As a result of President Trump’s recent Executive Order restricting entry for people from seven Middle-Eastern countries, immigration law has been hot-button issue in the news lately. Philadelphia Immigration lawyers attempt to debunk the heart of the issue: how much authority does the U.S. president actually have over immigration law. In the past, U.S. courts […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: What Are Sanctuary Cities?

Anyone following recent news and developments surrounding immigration may have heard the term “sanctuary city” being used, though there seems to be some disagreement as to what the term actually means. Due to the sensitive nature of undocumented immigrants in the United States, elected officials in several major cities have made promises to immigrant communities […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers Discuss the Reasons for Denial of Labor Certification

A labor certification is an important part of applying for a green card through employment. A labor certification (or “labor cert” for short) is a market test for any employer wishing to sponsor a foreign national. Essentially, if an employer is sponsoring a foreign national in order to fill a full-time job position at their […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: How Can an Immigration Lawyer Help?

An immigration lawyer is a very helpful and valuable person to speak to for many reasons. As third-party who is completely unconnected to the U.S. immigration authorities, they can help clients deal with many different immigration-based issues. Due to the extraordinary complexity of U.S. immigration law, a good immigration lawyer can be necessary in many […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: What is a Lawful Permanent Resident?

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) gives lawful permanent resident (LPR) status to foreign nationals meeting specific eligibility criteria. LPR’s have the legal right to live and work in the United States. They also have the right to petition for LPR status for their spouse and unmarried and adult children. LPR status permits travel […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: Green Cards for Victims of Domestic Violence

Victims of domestic violence who are not United States or permanent citizens may file an application for a “domestic violence green card.” While “green cards,” also known as permanent resident status documents, are usually obtained through an employer or family member’s sponsorship, the U.S. government offers this special provision for victims of domestic violence seeking […]

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