From Refugee to Riches in 30 Years

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Once upon a time, there was a young boy named Sergey who lived in a faraway land known as the Soviet Union. He lived in Central Moscow in a tiny apartment with his mother, his father and his grandmother. Sergey’s father Michael was very smart, especially in math and physics, and always dreamed of being an astronomer. However, because Sergey …

DHS Establishes Relief for Widows of U.S. Citizens

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Finally, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) is making smart decisions in favor of helping immigrant families and recognizing the emotional aspect of ensuring family unity here in the United States! The Secretary of the DHS, Janet Napolitano, issued a decision on June 9, 2009, granting deferred action for two years to widows and widowers of U.S. citizens, as …

Waiver Basics

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So your lawyer has told you that you need a waiver. What does this mean? In all likelihood, you are inadmissible to the United States for one of a myriad of reasons. In other words, even if your application is approved, you still cannot come to or remain in the United States because of a breach of the law which …

Power of Attorney – What You Should do to Prepare Yourself if You are Arrested or Deported

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If you are here illegally, you SHOULD MAKE A PLAN for what you would like to have happen to your children and your property in case you are arrested or deported. Designating someone to be your agent and giving them power of attorney can be a scary thing. You must pick someone you trust particularly because their powers become effective …

Persecutors of Others? Really?

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In the early 1990s thousand of thousands of people immigrated to the United States from El Salvador due to the civil war that was raging in the country. People were dying by the thousands, and innocent civilians were being forced to take sides in the conflict, or face death themselves. Young men were forced, against their will, to enlist in …

Let Us Be the Voice for Family Unification for Immigration

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The reunification of families is the foundation of our immigration system, and more importantly, the foundation of our society. Virtually every immigration law in place today is either designed to encourage families to reunite in the United States or to stay together as they immigrate. There are laws to reunite refugee families, keep the families of employment-based immigrants together, and, …