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Immigration Court Backlogs Reach All-Time High


Due to the recent surge of unaccompanied children migrants the backlog in Immigration Courts has reached an all-time high.  At the end of June the back log totaled 375,503 cases, which is an increase of more than 50,000 since the start of the 2013 fiscal year.  Specifically the number of juvenile cases has increased to […]

Two Years Later: The Impact of DACA


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program is an Obama Administration initiative implemented to extend rights and benefits to the growing number of undocumented youths and young adults living in the United States. The program allows youths and young adults meeting certain requirements to temporarily defer deportation and receive both eligibility for renewable two-year work […]

Opening a Window for Asylum Claims Based on Family Ties


In Aldana-Ramos v. Holder, just issued on June 27, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that family alone can constitute a particular social group, and thus an asylee who has been persecuted on account of his or her family membership can qualify for asylum. In Aldana-Ramos v. Holder, the […]

Benefited Not Burdened: Immigrants’ Impact on the DC-VA-MD Area

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Immigrants, both authorized and unauthorized, contribute greatly to the economies of the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. With close to 1.8 million immigrants in the DC-VA-MD[1] area, immigrants are helping to revitalize the economy through entrepreneurship, consumer spending, and by contributing to the tax base. Economic activity, consumer spending, and job creation are extremely […]



Two immigrants from Africa have just recently completed marathons in incredibly mind-baffling amounts of time.  Gebre Gebremariam, who is 26 years old and from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  He finished the New York City Marathon in 2 hours, 8 minutes, and 13 seconds – that means he ran over 1/3 of a mile per minute! Edna […]

O & P Visas and their Requirements


O Visas    The O Visas are set aside for aliens with extraordinary abilities in science, arts, education, business, or athletics, certain aliens accompanying or assisting those aliens, and their family members. Some requirements are: The O nonimmigrant must intend to work in their area of extraordinary ability or achievement. No numerical cap is placed on […]

DV-1 Lottery Selection and how Marriage Affects the Winner


After DV-1 Lottery selection, what happens if the DV Lottery winner marries? 1.) For any changes (i.e. change of address, marriage, or new child) after winning the DV Lottery, the winner will need to update the Consulate detailing the new information. 2.) They will also need to pay additional immigrant visa fees for the new […]