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In a petition for review brought before the United States Court of Appeals, a case involving a citizen of Latvia who married a U.S. citizen was seeking to have the conditions removed from her permanent residency. To obtain unconditional legal permanent...
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Every year on the first business day of April, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) make available a limited amount of H-1B nonimmigrant visas for U.S. employers to hire experienced foreign professionals. The available visas are capped at 65,000...
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In a case brought before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the question of whether the current scope of a crime of child abuse, child neglect, or child abandonment was broad enough to include the offense of endangering the welfare of a...
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In a recent meeting between American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the question was asked as to why the Department of State was revoking more non-immigrant visas based on an arrest and not a...
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Have you ever wondered "Why does it take so long for immigration cases to be processed?" You wouldn't be the first or the last to ask for an explanation. In a recent public event, the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) as...
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Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Obama administration's petition for review of US, ET AL. V Texas, ET AL. On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a new deferred action program called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, also known...
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In Illinois, a criminal defendant can file a motion for plea withdrawal within thirty days of the guilty plea. Prior to the plea a court is required to give the following admonishment to non-citizen defendants. (725 ILCS 5/113?8) Sec. 113?8....
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In People v. Valdez, 2015 IL App (3d) 120892 (May 19, 2015) an Illinois Appellate court held that it was an error to deny a non-citizen Defendant's guilty plea withdrawal where his attorney failed to communicate clear immigration consequences. In Valdez, a...
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