Georgia Wrongfully Denying Driver’s Licenses to Lawful U.S. Immigrants

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In the 2015, the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) began denying licenses to many non-U.S. citizens who are in the United States with employment authorization, also known as a work permit.  DDS had previously granted driver’s licenses to these same immigrants for decades. The change came as DDS secretly changed their interpretation of existing law and decided that some …

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In a recent unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) issued a rather devastating opinion on the subject of immigration status and adjusting to permanent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.  …