One Reason Why A Trump Presidency Would Destroy Immigration To America

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A lot has been said about Candidate Trump’s statements regarding immigrants,”Mexicans,” and “the wall.”  Many people, especially recent immigrants and those that know them, have had a visceral reaction to these statements and consider Trump “anti-immigrant” and unfit to lead an immigrant nation.  But I have to tell you, these nativist statements are not the reason why a Trump Presidency …

Special Immigrant Juveniles Will Now Face Years and Years of Wait Time Before Getting a Green Card

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Due to the high demand for Special Immigrant Juvenile Visas, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras have already reached their yearly limit for available visas in the EB-4 category, the category in which the Special Immigrant Juvenile Visas fall. The fiscal year lasts until September 30. The May 2016 visa bulletin shows that on May 1, 2016, the date on which …

Is there a family emergency where you need a relative to come to the U.S.? Humanitarian Parole might be the answer

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A few months ago we met with a lawful permanent resident who unfortunately was diagnosed with cancer.  That’s devastating news to anyone. Naturally, her mother offered to come to Georgia to help with her grandchildren and daughter during treatment and recovery.  Her husband needed to continue working to cover their needs and the growing medical bills, which meant that they …

Kuck Immigration Partners Helping Military Families in Georgia

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On October 22nd and 23rd of this year, several local Georgia immigration attorneys and I volunteered to help members of the United States Army stationed at Ft. Stewart in Hinesville, Georgia. Usually, military members, military retirees , and their families have access to legal advice through their local Legal Assistance Office within the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. Due …

The Three Reasons Your Client Will be Detained by Immigration in Georgia

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Prior to this year, every undocumented immigrant or legal immigrant who was removable due to being undocumented, a criminal problem, or otherwise was detained upon any contact with immigration. However, there were and are over 11 million removable immigrants in the United States, and there was no priority for who we detained and deported first. That meant a single mom …

Groundbreaking Immigration Decision for Juveniles and SIJS in Georgia

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On June 1, 2015, Kuck Immigration Partners, through our amazing associate attorney Anna Erwin,  received a groundbreaking (but as of yet unpublished) decision from the Board of Immigration Appeals. The Board reversed the decision of the Atlanta Immigration Judge to deport our 11-year-old client and found that the Judge should have addressed our client’s eligibility for a Special Immigration Juvenile …

Obamacare and Foreign Nationals: Who Pays the Tax Penalty?

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We have recently received a lot of questions about the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) requirement that ALL persons in the United States prove that they have health insurance or face a penalty, and specifically whether that means ALL foreign nationals.  The answer is yes, and no.  Anyone who meets the definition of a “tax resident,” which is a person physically …

Obama y la Accion Executivo Sobre Inmigracion. Que, Como, y Cuando?

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El Presidente Obama declaro que ya llego el tiempo en el cual va crear una expansión de su programa de discreción fiscal sobre la tema de inmigración.  El gran “Pero” es que no ha dicho exactamente lo que va  hacer.  Por cual razón es importante no dejarse engañar antes de que haya un anuncio oficial del programa que se va a …

When A Visa Extension Is NOT a Status Extension

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In a recent unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) issued a rather devastating opinion on the subject of immigration status and adjusting to permanent residence.  The BIA held that the foreign national accrued “unlawful status” (but not “unlawful presence) during the pendency of his ultimately denied H-1B extension of status petition and after the initial H-1B had expired.  …