Citizenship to Children of Same-Sex Couples.

By |2021-06-29T15:13:04-04:00June 29th, 2021|Immigration, LGBTQ immigration, Naturalization|

The U.S. State Department, on May 18th, 2021,  eliminated a longstanding policy refusing to acknowledge the U.S. citizenship of the children of many married same-sex couples. Over the last several years, LGBTQ immigrant rights in the United States have changed significantly. A progressive cultural environment and several court cases have helped to equalize the treatment of [...]

LGBTQ+ Immigrants in the United States

By |2021-06-30T15:10:49-04:00June 29th, 2021|Immigration Cases, Immigration Policies, LGBTQ immigration|

Written by: Immigration Attorney Carlos Rodriguez LGBTQ+ immigration cases are very personal to me. I have been working as an immigration lawyer for a few years now. I recently joined Weinstock Immigration Lawyers after moving from Texas, where I worked with the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) assisting [...]

Guide to Higher Education as an Undocumented Student

By |2021-06-17T15:33:18-04:00June 17th, 2021|DACA|

It can be tough to narrow down higher education options after graduation for most students. There are state and private college options, trade schools, and community colleges to choose from, and each option offers a different price point, a different trajectory, and a different path. These choices become even more difficult when there are other [...]

Victory to immigrants facing deportation.

By |2021-05-06T14:57:06-04:00May 6th, 2021|Deportation, Immigration|

The U.S. Supreme Court, on Thursday, April 29, 2021, offering hope to thousands of long-term immigrants facing deportation in a ruling that faulted the federal government for improperly notifying a man who came to the United States illegally from Guatemala to appear for a U.S. Supreme Court, on Thursday, April 29, 2021, offering hope to [...]

Biden Tells Congress to Revamp Immigration System

By |2021-05-06T05:50:20-04:00April 29th, 2021|Immigration|

President Joe Biden tells Congress to immediately revamp the immigration system. President Joe Biden tells Congress to immediately revamp the immigration system by passing measures where there’s bipartisan support even as he pressed them to adopt his sweeping overhaul. The president urged lawmakers to help bring an “end to our exhausting war on immigration.” He [...]

Covid Vaccine for Immigrants

By |2021-05-06T06:08:02-04:00April 12th, 2021|COVID-19, Immigration|

As the United States seeks to end its coronavirus crisis and outrun variants, public health officials recognize it is essential for as many people as possible to get vaccinated. Making that easy is a major part of the plan. According to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the vaccine is supposed to be free to [...]

Two Immigration Bills Passed. Will Broader Immigration Reform Be Possible?

By |2021-06-28T15:42:01-04:00March 22nd, 2021|DACA, Immigration Reform Bill, TPS|

The House of Representatives passed two bills on immigration reform on Thursday that would provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of DREAMers, Temporary Protected Status holders, and farmworkers. But they also served as an early indicator of Republicans’ limited appetite to work with Democrats on the highly polarized issue of immigration, raising the question [...]

Goodbye Public Charge Rule

By |2021-05-06T06:56:06-04:00March 15th, 2021|Immigration, Immigration Policies, Public Charge|

The Biden administration on Thursday, March 11, 2021, formally said goodbye to the Trump-era public charge rule, which tightened restrictions on poorer immigrants seeking U.S. residency, as a dozen GOP state attorneys general scrambled to preserve it. The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) 2019 public charge rule –required petitioners and applicants for certain immigration benefits [...]

Biden administration grants Venezuelans Temporary Protected Status.

By |2021-05-06T07:02:40-04:00March 10th, 2021|Announcements, Biden, Deportation, TPS|

The Biden administration on Monday, March 3, 2021,  announced it would grant temporary protected status to Venezuelan exiles, fulfilling a campaign promise to allow them to live and work legally in the U.S. The TPS designation offers legal protections for 18 months to Venezuelans fleeing the humanitarian crisis brought on by Nicolás Maduro’s government. It [...]

H-1B Visa Ban Not Sustainable

By |2021-05-06T07:11:00-04:00March 3rd, 2021|H-1B Visa, Immigration|

The unemployment rate in computer and mathematical occupations remains well below pre-pandemic levels, making the current immigration ban on the entry of H-1B visa holders unsustainable. On June 22, 2020, Donald Trump used his authority under section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to issue a proclamation suspending the entry of H-1B, L-1, and [...]

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