Immigration News

Immigration is constantly being reformed and altered in the United States. Whether these changes are for better or for worse, Shabani & Associates stays one step ahead and guarantees to continue representing you and your case effectively. We believe that education enhances performance, and to better educate our clients about what is going on around them, we post the latest immigrstion news on this page for all of our clients to see, as some clients may be affected while others may be unaffected.

SEVP announces new exchange visitor program I-901 mobile fee procesing website

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has announced a new automated I-901 Mobile Fee website. The I-901 Mobile Fee site provides automated fee payment …

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Obama immingration reform efforts, response to increase in unaccompanied children

President Barack Obama announced on June 30, 2014, that because House Speaker John Boehner has told him that Republicans in the House of Representatives will …

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DHS announces daca renewal process

The first Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Approvals Will Begin to Expire in September 2014. To avoid a lapse in the period of deferral …

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Family-Based Immigration: Now and Under S.744

Immigration reform has only been approved by the Senate, but as the bill currently stands, S.744 changes several things about the family-based system and also …

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Marriage Equality in Immigration Law: Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Married Couples

This practice advisory summarizes the immigration benefits for same-sex spouses after the U.S. Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor declared section 3 of …

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Representing LGBT Immigrants Webinar Series

Supplementary materials to the Representing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Immigrants: Navigating the Challenges Faced by LGBT Clients Seeking Lawful Immigration Status webinar series.LGBT Webinar …

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2015 Green Card Lottery Open for Registration on October 1, 2013

The U.S. State Department has announced that registration for the 2015 Diversity Visa (DV-2015) Lottery will be available from noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST), on …

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Keeping your green card and eligibility for USA citizenship

“How often do I need to come to the United States to keep my green card and apply for US citizenship?” I have heard this …

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New Mexico’s Martinez targets driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants

In what has become something of an annual ritual, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) said Tuesday she will renew a push to force the …

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Labor Department Indefinitely Delays H-2B Wage Methodology Final Rule

The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration has delayed indefinitely the effective date of its final rule on the wage methodology for the H-2B …

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CBP Expands Global Entry to Republic of Korea, Germany, Qatar, United Kingdom

U.S. Customs and Border Protection published a Federal Register notice on August 9, 2013, expanding eligibility for participation in Global Entry to citizens from the …

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State Department Revises B-2 Nonimmigrant Reciprocity Schedule for Cuba

The Department of State has revised the visa reciprocity schedule for Cuba for B-2 nonimmigrants, changing the validity from 6 months to 60 months.The updates …

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Lessons Learned from Amnesty in 1986

“The Immigration and Naturalization Service, Community-based Organizations, and the Legalization Experience: Lessons for the Self-Help Immigration Phenomenon,” is a law review article written by ILRC’s …

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Press Release: ILRC Urges Congress to Expand Due Process Reforms & Broaden Commitment to Families

The ILRC joins other advocates in applauding this important first step towards modernizing our broken immigration system. However, more work must be done to ensure …

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Principles for Immigration Reform that Promote Fairness for All Immigrants

The ILRC, along with WDA, IDP, and NIP, summarize and discuss some of our immigration system’s most egregious aspects, outline five main principles to advocate …

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Lessons Learned from the Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986

Drawing from our experiences during and after IRCA, we offer a brief analysis of some of the legalization aspects of the recently introduced Senate Bill—the …

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