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August 2017 Archives

Could new Justice Department memo mean more deportations?

When it comes to immigration cases, sometimes the time an attorney has between meeting their client and the immigration hearing is so short, that they do not have enough time to prepare their case. In the past, when this happened an attorney might ask for a continuance. However, Louisville residents may be concerned to hear that the Justice Department, under orders from the Trump Administration, has asked immigration judges to grant fewer continuances.

What types of family immigration visas are available?

Residents of Kentucky who have loved ones who live abroad may wish to have their loved ones become lawful residents of the United States. When it comes to family-based immigrant visas, there are two categories of visas: immediate relative immigrant visas and family preference immigrant visas. Which visa is available is dependent on the relationship between the immigrant and the U.S. citizen sponsoring him or her.

Employment-based immigration and your EB-1 visa

There are many reasons why a person would want to come to the United States. These motives include everything from family to financial opportunity, and the individuals hoping to navigate the immigration process for any reason would be wise to prepare themselves for the potentially complicated process ahead.

Proposed immigration billed includes merit-based system

Immigration continues to be a hot topic in the United States as the executive branch and legislative branch grapple with different ideas for reform. The latest proposal, announced by the president, would feature a point system for evaluating potential visa holders and aim to reduce the amount of legal immigration into the country.

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