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A First Look at the Biden/Harris Immigration Bill
Hours before he takes the oath of office, President-Elect Joe Biden released details of the immigration bill his administration will send to Congress.  The fact sheet distributed by his office reveals a bold bill that...
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Client of the Month- March 2018- Yovanny Soto
Client of the Month- March 2018- Yovanny Soto
  For March 2018, we want to highlight our clients, Yovanny Soto and Heidi Andrade, and their really cute kids.  On February 7, 2018, Yovanny was admitted to the U.S. as a permanent resident after...
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DACA: Some Venting and Some Solutions
DACA: Some Venting and Some Solutions
Of all the stupid, dirty, slimy, no-good, treasonous, villainous, putrid, double-crossing treachery, low life, vengeful, mean-spirited, spiteful, nasty, pin-headed, pathetic, weak, ugly, traitorous, short-sighted, weak-kneed, unbecoming, dumb, awful, smelly, vile, cruel, vicious, unjustifiable, illogical, unfriendly,...
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Walls, DACA and Raids: What has happened in immigration since Trump’s inauguration?
Walls, DACA and Raids: What has happened in immigration since Trump’s inauguration?
Back in November, we made some predictions about what might occur in a Trump presidency as it relates to immigration.  Generally, we were very pessimistic and presumed that almost all areas of immigration would become...
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Client of the Month: January 2017 Danieca Bugarin
Client of the Month: January 2017 Danieca Bugarin
[caption id="attachment_2843" align="aligncenter" width="444"] Danieca Bugarin[/caption] Our January 2017 Client of the Month is part of our ongoing series of: "Dreamers that Trump can't touch!"  Danieca Bugarin landed in San Francisco, CA on December 30, 2016,...
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I-601A Provisional Waiver Expansion Announced
I-601A Provisional Waiver Expansion Announced
The proposed expansion of the I-601A provisional waiver of inadmissibility due to unlawful presence has finally become a reality.  The President announced the expansion of the waiver as part of his November 2014 suite of...
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October 2015 Client of the Month- Juan Carlos Acajabon Mendez, Provisional Waiver and Visa Granted!
October 2015 Client of the Month- Juan Carlos Acajabon Mendez, Provisional Waiver and Visa Granted!
[caption id="attachment_2552" align="aligncenter" width="589"] Carlos (in the red hat) with his family in Guatemala.[/caption] Our client of the month for October 2015 is Juan Carlos Acajabon Mendez.  After receiving an approval of the I-601A provisional...
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A Good Week at Benach Collopy
A Good Week at Benach Collopy
Last week was one of those weeks that makes us happy to be immigration lawyers.  It ended with several families relieved that their personal journeys to legal status in the U.S. are ended and their...
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Board of Immigration Appeals Expands 212(h) Waiver Eligibility
Board of Immigration Appeals Expands 212(h) Waiver Eligibility
The Board of Immigration Appeals has finally given in to the overwhelming weight of the opinions of nine circuit courts of appeals (there are only 12 of them) and accepted the proposition that a permanent...
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Five Things We Have Learned about the I-601A Provisional Waiver Program
Five Things We Have Learned about the I-601A Provisional Waiver Program
[vimeo clip_id=39267368 w=500 h=369] Last week, we had another I-601A provisional waiver approved.  This makes us 6 for 6, so far, with a few more pending.  We have learned quite a bit in the past...
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EXECUTIVE REFORMS: Public Meetings with Benach Collopy
EXECUTIVE REFORMS: Public Meetings with Benach Collopy
Over the next couple of weeks, Benach Collopy attorneys and staff will be traveling the greater DC area to offer FREE public meetings to discuss the Presidents Executive Reforms to Immigration.  These forums are open...
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EXECUTIVE REFORMS TO IMMIGRATION: Top Six Changes
EXECUTIVE REFORMS TO IMMIGRATION: Top Six Changes
The President's executive reforms to the U.S. immigration system make a number of very positive changes that have the potential to help millions of people.  Although we have written about various components of the reforms...
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EXECUTIVE REFORMS: Expansion of I-601A Provisional Waiver Program
EXECUTIVE REFORMS: Expansion of I-601A Provisional Waiver Program
Another positive development included in the President's administrative reforms to U.S. immigration laws is the proposed expansion of the provisional waiver program, which the President initiated in 2013.  The provisional waiver, as initially introduced allowed...
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Five Things We Have Learned About I-601A Provisional Waivers
Five Things We Have Learned About I-601A Provisional Waivers
Nearly two years since the announcement of the provisional waiver of inadmissibility, known as the I-601A extreme hardship waiver, we have learned quite a bit about the people that need this waiver and the way...
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Pereira family, June 2014 clients of the month
Pereira family, June 2014 clients of the month
Sometimes we really struggle on picking a single client of the month, but this was an easy one. Our clients of the month for June 2014 are Antonio and Alexis Pereira, who just returned from...
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