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What does Donald Trump’s Election mean for DACA and DAPA?

Q: Can a President Trump end DACA? A: Since DACA is not a law passed by Congress, and derives from an executive order dated 6/15/2012 from President Obama, a President Trump has broad legal authority to take action to end DACA almost immediately upon his swearing in as President. Q: What will happen to DACA when Donald Trump takes office as president on January 20, 2017? A: President Elect Donald

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2016 Immigration Conference at Ohio Northern University School of Law Career Services and the ONU Immigration Law Association

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, our attorney Francis Fungsang, Partner in charge of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Practice Group, and the Corporate Law Practice Group, and Marketing Manager Gordon Landefeld, journeyed to Ada, Ohio, to attend the Ohio Northern University College of Law’s 2016 Immigration Conference, co-sponsored by the ONU Immigration Law Association. Jane Ward, director of ONU Law’s Career Center, and Nataly Mualem, President of the law school’s nascent

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International Entrepreneur “Parole” Proposed Rule

Synopsis: On August 24, 2016, DHS published a proposed rule on the use of discretionary parole on a case-by-case basis for entrepreneurs of start-ups whose entry into the United States “would provide a significant public benefit.” Once the proposed rule is published in the Federal Register, there will be a 45-day public comment period.  After DHS reviews all the comments, DHS will publish the final rule. Key points: Parole for

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ANOTHER HUGE CIRCUIT COURT WIN FOR SCOTT BRATTON

On June 6, 2016, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued a 43-page precedential decision striking down the regulation that precluded our client from adjusting status. Our client’s mother was married to a United States citizen when our client was over 18 but under 21.  Her mother came as a K-3 nonimmigrant and our client entered the United States as a K-4.  Our client’s mother was able to adjust her

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Foreign Born Students Seek a U.S. College or University

Students from all over the world seek to attend a college or university in the United States. Sometimes it’s hard to have a place where you have all listed together. We provide that for you here. Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Washington, D.C. Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada NH NJ New Mexico

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DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants Seeking Employment-Based Lawful Permanent Residence

“U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced today that, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. DHS amended the regulations to allow these H-4 dependent spouses to accept employment in the United States. “Finalizing the H-4 employment eligibility was an important element of

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Expanded DACA will not start today

On Monday night, a federal judge in Texas ruled in favor of 26 states that had filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration, challenging the Executive Actions announced by the President in November. Judge Hanen of the Southern District of Texas did not find the Executive Actions unconstitutional. Rather, he issued a preliminary injunction to prevent the Executive Actions from taking affect until he can rule on the lawsuit himself

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