A Crise vai passar; as mudanças do presidente Trump devem durar

“A crise vai passar.” Essas são as palavras que tenho ouvido constantemente pela comunidade, e é verdade. Contudo, durante o período do COVID-19, muitas mudanças na imigração estão afetando a comunidade brasileira, e essas mudanças possivelmente vão durar mais tempo do que a pandemia. Primeiro, os escritórios da USCIS estão fechados, então entrevistas para o

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

The benefits of marriage for E’s and J’s

By W. John Vandenberg We are all familiar with the benefits of marriage, right?  Love, companionship, joint mortgages.  A greencard.  But for immigrants already married to a non-U.S. citizen spouse, being married can mean something just as important – the ability to work. We process a fair amount of E-1 and E-2 Treaty Traders and Investors,

“So, is there going to be a new law this year?”

Yea, I get this question a lot.  And one reason I came to the Annual Conference in Boston was to meet with the AILA Washington DC Headquarters staff. I met with them yesterday.  Word on Comprehensive Immigration Reform?  NOT looking good.  Ugh.  We can argue the significance of the highly unusual loss of House Majority

Comprehensive Immigration Reform? What can I do?

There is a way you can do something!  The American Immigration Lawyers Association website has a great tool for communicating with your Senator or Representative.  Go here, put in your zip code, and find out a lot of great information about those who represent you!  You can see a lot of great information, including how they

Annual conference Highlights and Notes – Wednesday, Day 1

By W. John Vandenberg Hello, Readers!  This week, Hogan and Vandenberg is at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) Annual Conference in Boston.  We’ll be blogging about the updates we learn while here. Day 1 was Wednesday.  Since I’m on the AILA Philadelphia Executive Committee, we receive leadership training that includes legislative updates. So, here’s