03Aug 2017

Trump's Immigration Bill would Cut Legal Immigration Numbers by Half

President Trump embraced a proposal to cut legal immigration to the United States in half, limiting the ability of American citizens and legal residents to bring family members into the country.The bill would institute a merit-based system to determine who is admitted to the country and granted legal residency green cards, favoring applicants based on skills, education, and language ability, rather than relations with people...

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27Jul 2017

Travel Ban Update

Travel Ban Update: Grandparents and Other Close RelatviesThe United States Upreme Court disagreed with the Administration, allowing the District Court's injunction to stand with regard to relatives. Specifically, individuals from the six designated countries with grandparents and other close relatives in the United States will not be subject to the travel ban for now.However, the Court put the District Court's injunction regarding refugees on hold,...

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26Jul 2017

San Antonio Sumuggling Case

After reporting of the deadly smuggling case in Texas over the weekend, prosecutors charged the truck driver, Matthew Bradley Jr. with smuggling immigrants for financial gain resulting in death. This charge could carry the death penalty because the case resulted in people dying while in transit. You can read the whole article from the link....

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25Jul 2017

Form I-485 Updated

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status in order to reduce complexity.Adjustment of status is a process, which allowes beneficiaries of immigrant petitions already living in the United States to adjust status to that of a legal resident. The revised version of the form has updated form instructions, specific to the...

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14Jul 2017

No Plea Bargains for DWI in New JerseyMost people who watch police procedural TV shows are familiar with the idea of a plea bargain. The prosecutor can offer a lesser charge with a lighter sentence to a defendant if they agree to plea guilty to the lesser charge (or charges). Also, a defendant may ask a prosecutor what they could do for them if they...

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