Clarity and Strength in Immigration Law

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Trump Travel Ban, Take 2

In January, the Trump administration issued an executive order that many referred to as a “travel ban.” The travel ban applied to nationals of seven countries. Ultimately several federal courts put a temporary hold on the executive order, and as a result the Trump administration withdrew the executive order. The administration issued a new executive […]

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We Know What Country You Are From; Now You Know Where (Our Ancestors) Are From!

Are you sick of your immigration attorney always asking you what your ethnicity is? Do you ever wish you could turn the tables and ask them? Well now you can! The staff of Sumner Immigration Law recently completed AncestryDNA kits to provide results on their ethnicities and discover where their ancestors originated. This was part […]

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Syrians to be granted TPS!

USCIS has recently announced that Syria will be designated as a TPS country. TPS stands for “Temporary Protected Status.” The Secretary of Homeland Security can grant TPS for nationals of certain countries due to dangerous conditions in that country. The conditions can be the result of a natural disaster, such as the earthquake in Haiti, or […]

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Friday Fun Facts!

1. Sumner Immigration Law has a new web page – check out our upcoming events on the page of the same name! 2. The Decmeber 2011 visa bulletin is already posted. Priority dates have advanced, so be sure to check it out to see if yours is current. If it is, be sure to start […]

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Attention Haitians: File for TPS, If You are Elegible!

USCIS Reminds Eligible Nationals of Haiti to File for Temporary Protected Status If you are a national of Haiti and are eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), don’t forget to file! You can obtain temporary permission to live and work in the United States.  TPS was originally designated for Haiti in January 2010 in response to […]

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Upcoming SIL Events

Please join us at the following events – we would love to see you there! November 17th – Women Rock! The Rewards and Challenges of Being a Female Executive in a Male-Driven Industry – Sumner Immigration Law will sponsor this amazing event (open to both men and women). The event will be held at The […]

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November is here! Have you done these things to prepare?

November is upon us! Have you done the following things to make sure your immigration ducks are in a row? 1. The last days for filing for the diversity visa lottery are upon us! File your application now to avoid last-minute computer glitches, and secure your chance to win a green card (if you meet […]

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Immigration Creates US Jobs, Get Boot Over Visa

ABC News has recently reported a story on a foreign national entrepreneur who has invested $1.5 million in the US, has created at least nine jobs for US workers, and is highly likely to create many more over the coming years.  Seehttp://abcnews.go.com/Business/Economy/visa-problem-prevents-entrepreneur-creating-american-jobs/story?id=14857757. Great story, right, of the ingenuity of the American immigrant and following the American […]

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Lost in Detention to Air on PBS on 10/18/2011

PBS’s Frontline series will air a film called “Lost in Detention” on Tues, Oct 18th (check your local listing for the specific time). The PBS website says this about the film: “Cecilia Muñoz, Obama’s top adviser on immigration issues, spoke with FRONTLINE correspondent Maria Hinojosa for our upcoming film Lost in Detention, and explained why the […]

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USCIS Entrepreneurs in Residence Initiative: Will This Help Your Business or Your Case?

Today, USCIS announced an “Entrepreneurs in Residence” Initiative. According to the USCIS press release, the goal of the initiative is to help USCIS “fully realiz[e] the job-creating potential of current immigration law.” According to Director Mayorkas, “this initiative creates additional opportunities for USCIS to gain insights in areas critical to economic growth. The introduction of expert views […]

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