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Обновленная информация о Президентской Прокламации (декларации) от 22 апреля о приостановлении въезда иммигрантов

Как вы все уже знаете, президент Трамп подписал Президентскую Прокламацию, согласно которой 23 апреля в 23:59 было приостановлено въезд в Соединенные Штаты определенных категорий иммигрантов. Так что это значит для вас, вашей семьи или вашего бизнеса? Как и во многих вещах в жизни, некоторым иммигрантам повезло, некоторым не повезло, а некоторым, вероятно, не хватает времени.

DACA is Dying: What You Need to Know

By W. John Vandenberg It hurts to write this title.  But we also need to be honest about where we are now.  Because DACA is dying. In case you missed it, on September 5, Attorney General Jeffrey Beauregard Sessions announced the “winding down” of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”).  There are a lot of

New Rules for Life Under the Trump Administration

by W. John Yahya Vandenberg So, as you know, President Trump is rapidly issuing Executive Orders. Some of these orders are having major impacts on immigrants and other persons who are not (yet) U.S. citizens. In light of these developments, we have the following recommendations for persons who are not U.S. citizens: 1. If you

Syrian Asylum Statistics – Who Knew? And What Now?

By W. John Yahya Vandenberg USCIS has published the most recent asylum statistics, and you can see the Syrian asylum statistics as of May 2015 (thank you, AILA, for publishing this!).  There are some surprises, and we hope this will assist Syrians make the best immigration decisions while they are here. Good news first… What do you

Stateside Waivers: A Year of Improvements

By Katelyn M. Hufe, Esq. Last year’s AILA Conference in San Francisco came just 3 months after USCIS launched the provisional waiver program.  Now, USCIS has had over a year to work out kinks in the program.  The result: a 62% application approval rate, increasing clarity in standards and procedures, and the reopening, review and

Preparing for your consultation

Often we are asked how to prepare for a consultation.  In order to answer, we thought we’d set set out a checklist to assist you.  We have them in French and Portuguese as well. Of course, if for any reason you are not able to come to the consultation, please contact the office by phone to

Checking the status of your visa at the Embassy

This came out yesterday: you can check the status of your non-immigrant or immigrant visa application which is pending at the U.S. Embassy abroad.  Go here.  You can find out if it’s approved, denied, or under “Adminstrative Processing.”  If it’s the latter, you can expect a wait without foreseeable end; usually, Administrative Processing is completed

Welcome to the Immigration Law Monitor

Hello, and welcome to our blog. The Immigration Law Monitor, published by Hogan & Vandenberg LLC, is meant to keep folks up to date on the goings-on within the sphere of immigration law in the United States and around the globe. Our partners, W. John Vandenberg of the Philadelphia, PA office (Bala Cynwyd, to be