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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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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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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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Clients of the Month July 2016- Jorge Martinez and Christopher Gallo
Clients of the Month July 2016- Jorge Martinez and Christopher Gallo
We are thrilled to announce Jorge Martinez and Christopher Gallo as our July 2016 Clients of the Month.  Jorge is a permanent resident who just returned from Honduras where he obtained his immigrant visa after...
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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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June 2015 Clients of the Month- Oscar Molina and Mirian Campos
June 2015 Clients of the Month- Oscar Molina and Mirian Campos
Our clients of the month for June 2015 are Oscar Molina and Mirian Campos. Oscar just returned from El Salvador, where he received his immigrant visa and entered the U.S. as a permanent resident after...
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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 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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Visa Granted at U.S. Embassy in Brazil after I-601A Provisional Waiver Approved!
Visa Granted at U.S. Embassy in Brazil after I-601A Provisional Waiver Approved!
First, let us state outright: the inclusion of this Motley Crue video was done only at the suggestion of the client.  Benach Collopy is not, and never has been, a fan of Motley Crue.  But,...
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Good News on I-601A Provisional Hardship Waiver Applications!
Good News on I-601A Provisional Hardship Waiver Applications!
Today, the US Citizenship & Immigration Service announced a fix to one of the more serious problems with the provisional waiver process for unlawful presence.  As you may know, the CIS instituted the I-601A provisional...
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Lifted Lamp’s Top Ten Blog Posts for 2013 & Poll for Topics for 2014
Lifted Lamp’s Top Ten Blog Posts for 2013 & Poll for Topics for 2014
Looking back on what turned out to be a disappointing 2013 for the lack of progress on meaningful immigration reform and on the continuing pace of removals, we have tried to figure out what articles...
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Immigration Briefing Publishes Dree Collopy’s Article on I-601A Provisional Waivers
Immigration Briefing Publishes Dree Collopy’s Article on I-601A Provisional Waivers
In June 2013, Immigration Briefings, a West publication serving lawyers, published Dree Collopy's article entitled "I-601A Provisional Unlawful  Presence: A Practitioner's Guide for Preserving Family Unity." (June2013_IB)  Intended to help attorneys navigate the new legal...
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