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  1. “Bad Hombres” Only? Ninth Circuit Federal Judge Slams Deportation Process.

    Last week, the Ninth Circuit reviewed a petition for a stay of deportation for Magana Ortiz, an undocumented immigrant. While unable to stop the deportation, Judge Stephen Reinhart used a concurring opinion to blast the deportation as “inhumane,” and gave a heads-up to all hombres—good and bad—to review their immigration status in the United States now. Magana entered the United States nearly 30 years ago, when he READ MORE READ MORE

  2. Temporary Pause? Court Temporarily Halts Certain Trump Immigration Orders

    Last week, we reported of the White House Executive Orders that restricted the ability of individuals across the globe to enter the United States. On Tuesday, February 3, 2017, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington entered an order temporarily halting the implementation of several provisions of the Executive Order. The order takes an approach that extends its reach across the United States. The Order is, however, READ MORE READ MORE

  3. Establishing an Employer-Employee Relationship Is Essential for H-1B Visa Purposes

    More companies are using the H-1B visa to hire and retain foreign workers. It allows workers to maintain their permanent residence outside the United States while continuing employment here. However, H-1B visas are capped at 65,000 per fiscal year, which makes them very competitive and difficult to secure. One area where an H-1B visa application might fail is in establishing an employer-employee relationship between the worker and READ MORE READ MORE

  4. ETA Form 9089 and Its Role in the Hiring of Foreign Workers

    If you wish to live and work in the United States, one of the easiest ways to make that happen is through employer sponsorship. This starts with ETA Form 9089. Your employer will need to fill this out and submit it before you can secure your work visa. Here is a general overview of how these matters are handled. WHAT IS FORM 9089? ETA Form 9089 is READ MORE READ MORE

  5. What Is a Habeas Corpus Petition, and What Role Does It Play in Immigration?

    Facing detainment or deportation is a reasonable fear in the immigrant community. Even if people follow all procedures stringently with the assistance of an immigration attorney, administrative errors or unfounded criminal charges could place your legal status in danger. Fortunately, there is a possible remedy under habeas corpus if you or a loved one faces detainment. GENERAL PURPOSES OF HABEAS CORPUS The writ of habeas corpus is READ MORE READ MORE