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  • Oklahoma Senator Addresses the Separation of Immigrant Families

    On July 11, 2018, Oklahoma Senator James Lankford addressed the Senate in support of President Donald Trump’s request for new immigration legislation. While Senator Lankford has been pushing the administration to keep immigrant families together, he believes the issue of “fake families” must be dealt with before any constructive legislation can be passed. According to Senator Lankford, there has ...
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  • President Trump Signs Newly Drafted Travel Ban Executive Order

    The Trump Administration’s “travel ban” executive order, which many critics called a “Muslim ban” instead, was met with controversy and angry protests across the United States and countries beyond. Most of the heated responses stemmed from the fact that green card holders from around the world were being detained at airports with little to no explanation. After a federal court blocked and ...
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  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia

    As of August 15, 2012, many undocumented residents of the United States who entered as child immigrants may be eligible for protection under a portion of the proposed Dream Act's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This will put a hold on deportation proceedings and allow the individual to seek work authorization. You may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals if you: ...
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  • 10th Circuit Ruling may make relief accessible for fearful immigrants

    Does A Tenth Circuit Ruling Make Relief Accessible? The Tenth Circuit recently reviewed the requirement of social visibility set out in cases such as Matter of S-E-G-, 24 I&N Dec. 579 (BIA 2008) for applicants for asylum or withholding of removal. Immigration decisions have consistently interpreted social visibility very strictly. Connection to a social group may seem vague to some courts and ...
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  • Economy affecting Immigration Status

    How H1-Bs can protect their status when laid off. The economy has not left anyone untouched by its dramatic impact. Stories of banking crises, bailouts, rising unemployment, plummeting securities and housing prices, rising inflation, rising gas and food prices, recession, depression, and laid off of foreign employees in the US abound. Among the many worries of foreign national workers in the US on ...
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  • Immigration: TPS Status Granted to Haitians in US

    According to NewsWeek,"In the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, pressure is intensifying on the Obama administration to grant temporary protected status (TPS) to undocumented Haitians living in the U.S. TPS, which is aimed at illegal immigrants who cannot return home safely due to natural and man-made disasters, would allow an estimated 30,000 Haitians to remain in the country for a defined ...
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  • Preparation for an immigration interview

    Here in Oklahoma City many immigrants may think they know how to effectively represent themselves. This may be true, but immigrants should understand that statements they make at their personal interview may get them barred from the United States for many years, or even for a lifetime. This is because Immigration is altogether different from any type of other legal proceeding a person may ...
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