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Supreme Court Examining Deportation Case

April 18, 2017

by: Justin Burton

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) heard arguments at the end of March in a case involving a man facing deportation after pleading guilty to a felony. Because of orders issued by President Trump in recent weeks, this case has taken on particular importance because of the potential increase in deportations pursued against immigrants who are accused of crimes. Long-standing Resident Faces Deportation Jae Lee came to the United States from South Korea with his family in 1982. He has never returned to his home country and has lived legally in the U.S. for 35 years. When he...

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Deportation Defense for Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude

February 21, 2017

by: Justin Burton

A Joliet Immigration Lawyer Is Here To Help If you are currently living in the United States under an immigrant visa, it is important to learn more about reasons for deportation and removal. Under Section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and Section 237 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, immigrants can be deported in certain circumstances. One of the more common reasons for deportation is being convicted of a certain type of crime. As the website for the U.S. Department of Justice and the Offices of the United States Attorneys explains, one of the categories of crimes for...

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How the U.N. Convention Against Torture Can Help in Deportation Defense Cases

February 14, 2017

by: Justin Burton

A Cicero Immigration Lawyer Can Answer Your Deportation Questions Today If you or someone in you love is facing the possibility of deportation or removal for any reason, it is important to learn more about options for deportation defense. Generally speaking, there are a number of different defenses to removal for which immigrants may be eligible. For instance, if the person facing the possibility of deportation has lived in the United States for a certain period of time, they may be eligible for a “cancellation of removal” or “adjustment of status” as long as they meet other requirements. For persons...

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USCIS Revises Form I-9: What the Changes Mean for Illinois Employers

January 10, 2017

by: Justin Burton

Direct Your Form I-9 Questions to a Bridgeport Immigration Lawyer Today. On November 14, 2016, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released the new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The changes to the form make it easier for US companies and their workers to comply with regulatory requirements, and avoid the penalties that can result for violations of different federal immigration laws. In general, while both employers and employees must complete Form I-9, it’s the employer that will be held responsible for non-compliance. Therefore, company owners should be aware of the requirements, understand the changes, and...

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Final Rule on Certain Employment-Based Visa Programs: How Will the Changes Affect You?

January 3, 2017

by: Justin Burton

A Naperville Immigration Lawyer Can Answer Your Questions! On November 18, 2016, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published the final version of a rule that impacts certain employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs. The long-awaited rule is the agency’s way of legitimizing business immigration processes that were previously unofficial. With publication of the Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers, these practices now have legal effect. Starting on January 17, 2017, the rule will provide various benefits intended to improve the ability of US companies to hire certain immigrant and...

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