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Visa Fee Increases Alongside a Proposed 10% USCIS Fee Increase

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The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have proposed an increase in the filing fees for certain applications.  Generally speaking, the fees will increase by 10% for most applications and three new fees will be added.   See us for quick efficient work before the fees go up.   In 2007, USCIS increased all filing fees […]

Hardship (I-601) Waiver Becoming More Transparent

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The I-601 Waiver or Inadmissibility is a waiver that certain persons can file if they entered the US illegally  or other fraud issues in order to be able to enter the US or to be eligible for a green card or naturalization.  Unfortunately, the I-601 waiver process has been a very lengthy one.  To solve […]

Baltimore and Arlington Immigration Court Statistics

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In the Arlington and Baltimore Immigration Courts, the percent of asylum cases denied has steadily declined since 2005 (with the exception of a few judges). Not only has there been a steady decline, but there has been quite a large jump within the courts.

Non-Violent Immigration Prosecutions Have Increased, New Data Reveals

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Federal immigration prosecutions rose to record high levels in 2009, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). The federal government’s shift in resources has meant more serious criminals involved in drugs, weapons, and organized crime face a lower probability of prosecution. The number of immigration prosecutions has continued to increase and now make up 54 percent of all federal criminal prosecutions.

Immigration Quandary- Racial Profiling or Border Control OR ELIMINATION OF THE 14TH AMENDMENT THREAT?

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The birthright citizenship may be attacked as proposed by Senator Russell Pearce, the architect of SB 1070. This legislation aims at targeting “anchor babies” of those principally of Mexican descent and comes closely on the heels of SB 1070. The law is too nebulous for police to enforce and in some counties police have refused to do so. Furthermore, the law encourages alienage and nationality rather than criminality as the determining factor.

What is FLAG DAY- June 14, 2010

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Although not an official federal holiday, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 every year and commemorates the United States flag which was adopted in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

Voluntary Departure Requirements

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Voluntary departure is a form of relief for an alien who is subject to removal. While voluntary departure carries the advantage of avoiding detention and allowing an alien, if eligible, to apply for admission at some future time, a violation of a voluntary departure order will result in stiff penalties. Before requesting voluntary departure an alien in deportation proceedings should consult with an experienced immigration attorney.