I-765の改訂により、労働許可証(EAD)とソーシャルセキュリティー(SS)カードの同時取得が可能になりました。

I-765の改訂により、労働許可証(EAD)とソーシャルセキュリティー(SS)カードの同時取得が可能になりました。

米国市民権・移民局(USCIS)と社会保障局(SSA)の新たな情報共有提携により、一定の条件を満たす外国籍者はI-765, Application For Employment Authorizationの提出のみでEADとSSカードの申請が出来る様になりました。

Trump administration's Executive Order on separation of refugee families at the border

Trump administration's Executive Order on separation of refugee families at the border

On June 20, 2018, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that ends the administration’s policy of separating migrant families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, abandoning the president’s previous stance that only Congress can fix the problem. Read the Executive Order here.

ACLU y Brooklyn Defender Services Unen Fuerzas Para Crear Una Nueva Series De Videos #WeHaveRights

ACLU y Brooklyn Defender Services Unen Fuerzas Para Crear Una Nueva Series De Videos #WeHaveRights

We Have Rights es una campaña nacional de empoderamiento de inmigrantes que proporcionará información crítica a las comunidades amenazadas por el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) e involucrará al público estadounidense en general en una conversación urgente sobre la justicia de inmigrantes en nuestro país.

@AILANational Response to Attorney General Decision on Domestic & Gang Violence Asylum Claims

@AILANational Response to Attorney General Decision on Domestic & Gang Violence Asylum Claims

On June 11, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a precedent decision in a case that he referred to himself. In the decision, he vacated the Board of Immigration Appeal's (BIA) decision in Matter of A- B and announced that in his view, domestic violence victims and other victims of crimes perpetrated by private, non-government actors do not generally qualify for asylum. Read the response from the leadership of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the implications of this decision on refugees and asylum-seekers.

Asylum Interview and Application Tips & FAQs from a Former Asylum Corps Officer

Asylum Interview and Application Tips & FAQs from a Former Asylum Corps Officer

On Monday, June 4, 2018, Ethan Taubes, a former asylum officer at the Newark Asylum Office, spoke to RIF Asylum Support community members about the asylum process, the Asylum Corps, preparing the asylum application, and the asylum interview. Mr. Taubes also answered general questions from audience members after his talk. Here are some pointers and FAQs we've taken from Mr. Taubes's presentation.

Former Asylum Officer Ethan Taubes speaks to community members at RIF Asylum Support

Former Asylum Officer Ethan Taubes speaks to community members at RIF Asylum Support

On Monday, June 4, 2018, Ethan Taubes, a former asylum officer at the Newark Asylum Office, spoke to RIF Asylum Support community members about the asylum process, the Asylum Corps, preparing the asylum application, and the asylum interview. Mr. Taubes also answered general questions from audience members after his talk. We were fortunate enough to have been invited to this special event and we are sharing with our readers and clients our notes and tips from Mr. Taubes.


Our firm was featured on CUNY Newswire!

Our firm was featured on CUNY Newswire!

The first iteration of a new alumni engagement initiative united alums working in solo and small firms for CUNY School of Law’s first practice group meeting on May 23, hosted at CUNY Law Works at 2 Court Square. Leading the group is alumna Angela Torregoza, (‘12) who recently launched a boutique immigration law practice in Long Island City with fellow alumnus Amir Rasoulpour (‘12).  

What Are Immigration Options for Tech Startups?

What Are Immigration Options for Tech Startups?

If you are in non-immigrant status and are looking for a way to run your tech start-up in the United States, the E-2 Treaty Investor visa could be a good option!

What is an E-2 visa?

The E-2 visa is a renewable nonimmigrant visa that enables people running companies which they have invested in to continue developing and directing their business in the United States.

Immigration Policy Changes for Nonimmigrant Students and Exchange Visitors

Immigration Policy Changes for Nonimmigrant Students and Exchange Visitors

Recently, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has implemented certain policy changes regarding how it handles cases of Nonimmigrant Students and Exchange Visitors. In particular, there are two major changes affecting foreign students and exchange visitors in the United States: 1) Changes in interpretation in the Optional Practical Training (OPT) Program; and 2) Changes in how the Service will calculate unlawful presence for students and exchange visitors who fail to maintain their status in the United States.