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USCIS Suspends Premium Processing Again – Is Simeio or Trump to Blame?


USCIS Suspends Premium Processing Again – Is Simeio or Trump to Blame? By: Brandi knox, Esq. U.S.-based employers will have to wait until February of next year to utilize the government's expedited processing option for cap-subject H-1B visa petitions, H-1B change of employer petitions and certain other H-1B petition types. On August 28, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the temporary suspension of the agency’s premium processing service would be extended until February 19, 2019, and expanded to include additional types of H-1B petitions.  Specifically, the suspension applies to pending fiscal year 2019 H-1B cap cases and, as of September [...]

USCIS Suspends Premium Processing Again – Is Simeio or Trump to Blame?2018-10-11T16:14:38+00:00

Important Things to Know Before Your Marriage-Based Adjustment of Status Interview


The 5 Most Important Things to Know Before Your Marriage-Based Adjustment of Status Interview By Mary-Lynn Tedesco You and your spouse have married, and decided to take the step to file for adjustment of status. You may be excited, nervous, ready, or a mix of all of the above! But what do you REALLY need to know before walking through the doors of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”)? You probably have scoured through many message boards looking for an answer regarding what to expect; but, those are only isolated case examples, and all cases are different. From the perspective [...]

Important Things to Know Before Your Marriage-Based Adjustment of Status Interview2018-03-27T22:28:34+00:00

Trumps Immigration Deal Demands


Trumps Immigration Deal Demands By:  The Fogle Law Firm, LLC President Donald Trump’s war on immigration clearly shows no signs of slowing down. The last month saw a lot of activity from Trump and his Administration. We saw targeted raid attacks on sanctuary cities because Trump felt the need to show his dissatisfaction at the pushback from various heavily populated immigrant cities deemed to be light on illegal immigration and its cooperation with federal authorities. We saw the administration bring about the end of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), a program that protected hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought here [...]

Trumps Immigration Deal Demands2017-10-16T22:43:30+00:00

More Warnings for President Donald Trump


More Warnings for President Donald Trump By: The Fogle Law Firm, LLC It may come as no surprise that there has been another round of serious grievances and warnings directed towards our Reality Show President and his administration. The Trump administration has announced its new travel restrictions that updates the President’s previous travel ban that was tied up in court and expired on September 24, 2017. Horrible timing does not seem to be an appropriate term when one looks at the fact this new unveiling comes as the Supreme Court was awaiting to hear arguments next month on the legality of [...]

More Warnings for President Donald Trump2017-09-28T21:47:09+00:00

LA Authorities vs ICE Officers


LA authorities are not fond of cooperating with ICE officers The LA Authorities vs ICE Officers battles continues. Los Angeles, California, is certainly considered one of the biggest and most prominent “sanctuary” cities in the United States. In case you are not familiar, a “sanctuary city” is a term that is used to describe those cities in the United States that do not want to do the federal government’s job of immigration enforcement and rather than deploying limited local law enforcement resources to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), have opted a “hands off” approach when encountering immigrants. In some [...]

LA Authorities vs ICE Officers2017-08-07T22:23:36+00:00

Immigration Court System Overwhelmed


President Donald Trump already stressed his position on immigration even earlier on during his presidential campaign. Following his election, he stayed true to his pledge and initiated one of the heaviest crackdowns on undocumented immigration in current US history, causing panic among many minority communities across the United States. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers set out to pursue and track down many undocumented aliens as they could, arresting large numbers of people—so much so that the entire court system is currently struggling to handle the massive influx of cases. Ever since President Trump signed his executive order on immigration enforcement, [...]

Immigration Court System Overwhelmed2017-08-04T22:00:05+00:00

Metro transit police caught


[cs_content][cs_section parallax="false" separator_top_type="none" separator_top_height="50px" separator_top_angle_point="50" separator_bottom_type="none" separator_bottom_height="50px" separator_bottom_angle_point="50" style="margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;"][cs_row inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" style="margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;"][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/1" style="padding: 0px;"][x_video_embed no_container="false" type="16:9"][/x_video_embed][cs_text class="cs-ta-justify"] An encounter between a Metro Transit police officer and a rider was recorded May 14, 2017, on the Blue Line light rail train in Minneapolis, according to a Facebook post. (Facebook video screengrab) By: The FLF A metro transit police officer in Minneapolis  was caught on tape asking a train passenger for his immigration status. Metro Transit police are conducting an internal investigation into a report of one of their officers asking a [...]

Metro transit police caught2017-05-23T11:17:19+00:00

A Day Without Google?


A Day Without Google? By: Esperanza Cristancho (The Immigration Education Project) On February 16, 2017, a "Day Without Immigrants” was organized in the U.S. through social media as a protest to show Trump and his xenophobic administration the contribution of immigrants to our country and the grave financial consequences that his harsh immigration policies could bring to the economy. Not surprisingly, given the anti-immigrant rhetoric from his campaign and since Trump won the election, the policies and executive orders (EOs) that we have witnessed in the past month, are not just targeted at immigrants who broke the law either because they entered the [...]

A Day Without Google?2017-02-23T18:23:45+00:00

Trump’s Executive Order Debacle


Trump's Executive Order Debacle By H. Glenn Fogle, Jr. Esq., Principal Member of the Fogle Law Firm, LLC To start with, the United States is bound by the UN Refugee Convention (an international treaty on refugees) which has been ratified by the Senate in accord with the U.S. Constitution as the “supreme law of the land,” as well as our asylum laws (with some limited exceptions), not to send anyone back to their county where they will be persecuted on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion.  The protection of refugees and those fleeing [...]

Trump’s Executive Order Debacle2017-01-30T19:52:57+00:00

What about the Dreamers?


WHAT ABOUT THE DREAMERS? By: H. Glenn Fogle, Jr., Esq. After the DREAM Act, which was designed to assist children who were brought by their parents to the United States either without inspection or no longer in status, was defeated in the Senate in late 2010 and early 2011, President Obama issued an executive order known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), designed to assist those individuals who would have benefited from the DREAM Act. DACA placed a group of people who were brought to United States as children and were attending or had graduated from high school in a [...]

What about the Dreamers?2016-12-17T03:58:58+00:00