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Immigration Blog

What Does an Immigration Attorney Do?

An immigration lawyer does a lot more than help you get a green card. In fact, immigration lawyers in Chicago take on many roles as well as assist you in defending your rights, even if you don’t think you have any. An experienced immigration attorney can prevent deportation, help you apply for citizenship, and much more.

The Role of an Immigration Attorney

What Does an Immigration Attorney Do?An immigration attorney works as your advisor, helping you interact with U.S. immigration officials. An immigration attorney will provide you with advice regarding your citizenship and can give you guidance for immigration matters including visa applications, green cards, and naturalization.

Your immigration attorney will also represent you in court, if needed. However, most of an immigration attorney’s time is spent working as a mediator between an applicant and the USCIS.

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“WELCOME DEAR IMMIGRANTS!” FROM: MICHIGAN

Hooray! Good news to those who would like to migrate to the US and are still undecided where to go! The state of Michigan would gladly welcome you! As Detroit, Michigan is open to the world!

To support that statement, Michigan governor announces its good intentions to create a Michigan Office for New Americans to attract the immigrants. Governor Rick Snyder believes in reviving the state’s economy by attracting skilled and talented immigrants who would want stay there for five years.

A statewide EB-5 center would be established to work with immigrants who want to invest and open a business in the said state. And by wanting to attract and retain the skilled immigrants, he then announces a plan to allocate a 50,000 EB-2 visas for a period of five years.

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PREPARE YOUR H-1B NOW!

Are you thinking about filing for an H-1B cap this year?

Then we, at the Gambacorta Law Office, urge you to act now!

The list is long. And to be on that list of H-1B visa petitioners, you need yo apply on time! Broadly speaking, the regular H-1B cap was set to 65,000 with 20,000 for Master’s exemption or for workers with US advance degrees.

Once the visa cap is reached, USCIS would stop taking any more applications for petitions. Both you and your employer should prepare your H-1B really early this year as chances are people would be rushing in and you may lose you petition if you’re still not ready by the time the USCIA closes the submission date.

To avoid delays on your end, it’s best to start preparing your H-1B early. Four to six months before the actual date would be much better, that way you’ll be able to check what else is lacking. It’s always better to have sufficient time to gather all the necessary documents. And in case there are legal issues that may arise, at least you will be able to address with the right amount of time.

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DEPORTATION AND ITS MISPLACED PRIORITIES

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ICE deals primarily on the apprehension and deportation of individuals who have committed minor crimes or those who violated the immigration laws.

Although it’s been claimed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that immigration- enforcement prioritizes the apprehension of terrorists, dangerous criminals, and gang members, however, if we’re to base it on the number of deported two million people since President Obama took office, it seems like the administration failed on what their so called priority list.

PH federal courts immigrationAccording to the Pew Research center which analyzes data from the U.S Sentencing Commission, a great number of deportees have committed minor, non- violent crimes, or do not have any criminal histories tagged on their names. In fact, most of them only have committed immigration violations.

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