immigration

I-601A Waiver Allowed to apply for a Green Card

On the Path to a Green Card: I-601A

Coming to America Our client, Mr. W, was born in China in 1972. He came to the U.S. as a young man seeking a better life in 1997. While immigration authorities denied his application for a Green Card in 2001, he continued living and working in the United States, still seeking his American dream. In 2007, he married another Chinese immigrant. His wife’s sister had come to the U.S. in

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Interview with HOLA Program Manager

We have long been aware of the worthy actions of Ms. Kelsey Fischer, Program Manager at HOLA. We wanted to know more about her and what motivated her to devote so much of her time and energy to this cause so we made a date to sit down and talk with her at Starfish and Coffee, a delectable coffee house in Painesville. Particularly in light of the highly controversial “zero

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Unified Voices-Songs for Social Justice

On Sunday, January 13th, we really enjoyed attending a concert titled Unified Voices-Songs for Social Justice at the Forest Hill Church on Monticello Blvd. in Cleveland Heights, which raised funds on behalf of HOLA Ohio through accepted donations of any amount from the concert-goers.  It was only fitting that this concert take place at this locale because “Friends of HOLA” often meets at the Forest Hill Church, which also provided sanctuary to

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Akron Inclusion and the DeWine Administration

Akron Morning Buzz On Friday, January 11th, we attended the monthly Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce “Morning Buzz” which took place, as always, at the Hilton Garden Inn on East Market Street.  On this occasion, Mr. Steve Millard (formerly of COSE), who became the President and CEO of the Greater Akron Chamber in June of 2018 was the main speaker.  He spoke of plans to move the chamber’s work forward and

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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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Scott E. Bratton — Expert on Appeals to the Sixth Circuit

June 4th, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio, the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) presents “Immigration Law: Unraveling Complex Issues,” available both live, at OSBA, 1700 Lake Shore Dr., Columbus, Ohio, and via webinar.  Our attorney, and partner in charge of Federal litigation, Scott E. Bratton, presents “Taking it to the Next Level: Appeals to the Sixth Circuit,” in which he presents his “Expert perspective in preparing for cases at the appellate

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DACA Renewals

The Department of Homeland Security released guidelines and updated forms for DACA renewals today. The first DACA approvals are set to expire in September 2014. USCIS will begin accepting renewal applications immediately and the agency recommends individuals renew their status 4 months before it expires. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a form of proprietorial discretion that was implemented by President Barack Obama in 2012. Individuals with DACA

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