immigration

I-130 for Mexican Mother

Caught by the Law Our client came to the United States from Guatemala as a young woman and raised and supported her children here for 28 years. After a minor traffic citation, the police officer contacted Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who took her into custody. She was still in jail when her family contacted Margaret W. Wong & Associates to help her with her case. Bond and I-130 With the

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For Chinese Couple

Finding Love at Last Mr. K was born in Hong Kong in 1961. In 1986, he came to the United States as a student. He continued living quietly in the USA for many years after his studies, but never married. That all changed when, at the age of 51, he met a woman through some mutual friends. The only problem was that she lived in New York and he in

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Facing History and Ourselves

On Tuesday, March 19th, we spent a good deal of the day at the Mandel Jewish Day School on Shaker Blvd. in Beachwood where we attended a program put on by Facing History and Ourselves titled “Immigration and Integration: The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today”. The program was coordinated by Ms. Lisa Lefstein-Berusch, Senior Program Associate in Cleveland, and Ms. Staci Rosenthal, Program Associate regarding Jewish Education. As Ms. Lefstein-Berusch

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I-601/I-601A Waivers

What is the difference between an I-601 and an I-601A waiver? Both are waivers of inadmissibility that are based on hardship to a qualifying U.S. citizen or LPR relative. The main difference is that you can apply for the I-601 from inside or outside of the United States; for the I-601A, you have to be in the country since it is designed as a pre-approved waiver of inadmissibility. The I-601A

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Dr. Sanchez-Moore of Spain

In the latter part of 2016, the city of Mentor hired Dr. Mercedes Sanchez-Moore, PhD, MBA,  to be its new international trade manager. The aim was to fulfill the city’s International Trade Initiative mission of assisting “Mentor-based companies who seek to expand or develop new export markets as well as foster trade relationships with international partners.” Dr. Sanchez-Moore holds a BSBA in International Business and a PhD in workforce development

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Women’s Immigration at the City Club

On Thursday, March 14th, Margaret W. Wong & Associates sponsored a table at a powerful City Club Youth Forum titled “Breaking Barriers: Women’s Immigration Rights.” Since we had a table, a group of ten of us from the office went to listen and learn. Mr. Sam Lehman, City Club Youth Forum Council Member, moderated a panel discussion between Ms. Lisa Slawinski, Immigration Attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland;

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Congressman Tim Ryan in Akron

On Monday, March 11th, we drove to Quaker Square in Akron to listen to U.S. Congressperson Tim Ryan (Democrat-Ohio’s 13th District) speak before the Akron Press Club. We made a special effort to attend because we have always admired U.S. Congressperson Ryan because he is a strong advocate for comprehensive immigration reform as well as being a strong supporter of such progressive measures like H.R. 6135 aka the “Keep Families

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I-212 Waiver for Chinese Mother

Abused for her Beliefs in China Ms. L was born and raised in China. She was a practitioner of the Falun Gong spiritual religion, which Chinese authorities consider subversive. She was detained and abused because of her beliefs; after her eventual release, police officers continued to threaten her. To be able to live freely, she came to the United States in 2006. Unfortunately, Immigration Court denied her claim of Asylum

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I-212 Waiver Questions and Answers

What is an I-212 Waiver? Why would I need one? Its full name is “Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal,” which gives a clue about its purpose. If you have left the country under a removal order and you want to come back, you will need to apply for this waiver. However, you do not need one if you followed an

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Sound of Ideas on Immigration

On Wednesday evening, March 6th, we went to the Morley Library in Painesville to attend the first in a series of stops for the WCPN (ideastream 90.3) “Sound of Ideas Community Tour.” The topic for this stop was immigration, so we were especially interested. To secure a seat in the first row, we arrived early and got to talk to Mr. Michael McIntyre who hosted the program as well as Ms.

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