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Kuck Immigration Partners, through our amazing associate attorney Anna Erwin,  received a groundbreaking (but as of yet unpublished) decision from the Board of Immigration Appeals.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.  …

What is the CARRP?

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Have you ever heard of CARRP?   Most people have not, but you should definitely educate yourself if you are an immigrant to the United States coming from an Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim or South Asian background.  CARRP stands for the Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program, and it is meant to delay and deny naturalization, green card, and other applications …

The Economic Impact of Immigrants

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Recently, the National Conference of State Legislatures issued a summary report of the fiscal and economic impact of immigrants utilizing information from ten different states.  This report provides an interesting look into positive impact of immigrants on our nation by showing the income and sales tax contributions as compared to the costs of education, health care, and corrections, among other …

Don’t Forget Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Immigration Reform

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The attributes that motivate an immigrant to leave behind the familiar surroundings of home and pursue a better life in another country, often at considerable risk of personal loss, are akin to the attributes of an entrepreneur who takes the initiative to pursue new business ventures, often at considerable risk of financial loss.  Stated another way–immigration is an entrepreneurial act. …