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Supreme Court Declines to Interfere in DAPA/DACA 1920 1440 Andrew Grzegorek

Supreme Court Declines to Interfere in DAPA/DACA

On June 23, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in U.S. v. Texas, essentially declining to reverse lower court decisions that had halted implementation of the Executive Actions that President Obama announced in November 2014. As a result, the government is precluded from implementing Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (“DAPA”) and…

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Entering the U.S. with an Expired Visa 1024 754 Andrew Grzegorek

Entering the U.S. with an Expired Visa

In most cases, foreign nationals who are not permanent residents require a visa to lawfully enter the United States.  However, there are a few exceptions, including automatic visa revalidation.  Certain foreign nationals availing themselves to this exception may return to the United States after visiting Canada, Mexico, or adjacent islands for less than 30 days…

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Department of State Revoking Non-Immigrant Visas for DUI Arrests 482 321 Andrew Grzegorek

Department of State Revoking Non-Immigrant Visas for DUI Arrests

A recently published regulation authorizes the U.S. Department of State to immediately revoke any non-immigrant visa upon notification that a visa holder has an arrest or conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs within the past five years, unless the arrest has already been addressed within the context of a previous visa…

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Driver’s Licenses and Adjustment of Status 1920 1280 Andrew Grzegorek

Driver’s Licenses and Adjustment of Status

Originally published July 19, 2016 AB 60 driver’s licenses suffice for purposes of authorized driving in California and is acceptable in connection with Forms I-9.  Auto insurance companies are also not permitted to distinguish between the two types of licenses in setting rates.  Nevertheless, drivers should be aware that the AB 60 driver’s license is…

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Complex DACA – Crime Issues 1280 850 Andrew Grzegorek

Complex DACA – Crime Issues

Want to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)? Don’t know if your past criminal history will affect your chances of approval? If having expunged your crime(s) has any affect? Need a realistic assessment of your chances and what’s involved?  We’re here to help. What Crimes Bar Me From Obtaining DACA Relief? No one…

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Update: U.S. v. Texas 960 640 Andrew Grzegorek

Update: U.S. v. Texas

Originally published March 24, 2016 In April 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case brought by 26 states to prevent the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the implementation of Deferred Action for Parents of American and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). A decision is expected from the…

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Congress Implements Changes to Visa Waiver Program 2048 1536 Andrew Grzegorek

Congress Implements Changes to Visa Waiver Program

Originally published March 29, 2016 The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) permits citizens of 38 countries to travel to the United States for business or tourism for stays of up to 90 days without a visa.  On January 21, 2016, Congress implemented changes to the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015,…

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