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Child Status Protection Act; Supreme Court decision expected in the spring

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 8:30am
Elizabeth Carlson, Esq.

On December 10, 2013, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Mayorkas v. Cuellar de Osorio, concerning whether a derivative beneficiary of a visa petition who is over twenty-one years old, even when calculating the appropriate Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) age, is able to retain the priority date of the earlier petition filed on behalf of the primary beneficiary (generally his or her parent). While the case involves a somewhat dry and complicated question of statutory interpretation, the impact for law-abiding immigrant families is very real. The decision has the potential to offer relief to immigrant families who face continuing separation, many of whom have already been waiting years and even decades for the opportunity to immigrate lawfully to the United States.

Waivers for J-1 Physcians: FAQs

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 11:00am

The J-1 exchange visitor visa classification is intended to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of

Two Top Immigration Law Firms Join Forces

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Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 9:45pm

On December 1,2013 two of the nation's top immigration law firms join forces as Jan Pederson and her team join Maggio + Kattar, PC.