Reuben S. Seguritan

What ‘DREAMERS’ Need to Know After DACA Ends

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Through an early morning tweet on September 5, President Donald Trump signaled what the government dubbed as an “orderly phasing out” of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that was signed by his predecessor Barack Obama.

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Parole for U Visa Holders and Family Members Residing Abroad

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Good news to U visa petitioners and their relatives who are residing abroad.  The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has agreed to allow them to apply for a parole to facilitate their entry to the United States while waiting for their visa to become available.

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Republicans Introduce Bills to Facilitate Mass Deportations

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The Republicans in the House have introduced bills to make it easier to deport undocumented immigrants. This is in support of President Trump’s agenda of mass deportation of undocumented immigrants. 

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Immigration Fraud and the U Visa

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The U visa is a temporary visa granted to victims of certain criminal activities which occurred in the United States, US territory or US military installation. It is granted to victims who suffered substantial mental or physical abuse as a result of the criminal activity and who, as a result of being at the receiving end of such an unfortunate circumstance, possess credible and reliable information about the criminal activity.

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Legalization of Farm Workers Proposed

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Immigration raids throughout the United States have frightened a lot of undocumented immigrants, especially farm workers. It is estimated that up to 70% of farm workers in California, or about 560,000 people are undocumented immigrants. This is a big problem for the United States because farm workers contribute to the $54 Billion agricultural industry. 

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Judo Athlete Qualified for EB-1 Extraordinary Ability

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The employment-based first preference visa (EB-1) is granted to persons of extraordinary ability. They don’t need a job offer and they may self-petition. It is one of the fastest ways to get a green card.

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Voluntary Departure as Option for Undocumented Immigrants

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The aggressive implementation of the immigration laws by the Trump administration has seen a lot of immigration arrests and deportations. This has sent shockwaves throughout the United States, especially to the undocumented immigrants and their families.

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Pointers for Filing Petition to Remove Green Card Condition

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Conditional permanent residents (CPRs) who gain their residency status through their marriage to a US citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR) need to file Form I-751 (petition to remove the conditions on residence) within 90 days prior to the expiration of their status. 

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Disappointing Ruling on DAPA and DACA+

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Without any explanation, the US Supreme Court gave Pres. Barack Obama’s immigration initiatives another blow as it denied last Oct. 3 a petition to rehear United States v. Texas, also known as the DAPA and DACA+ case.

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Visa Parole for Filipino Vets to Start June 8

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Good news to the Filipino veterans of World War II! They don’t have to wait very long before being reunited with their loved ones as the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it will grant parole to the beneficiaries of approved family-based immigrant visa petition and allow them to stay in the US while awaiting their immigrant visa numbers.

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