Family Litigation Blog



28 July 2016

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 ... Read More

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28 July 2016

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 ... Read More

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28 July 2016

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 ... Read More

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13 June 2016

AILA Waivers CLE Conference

Heather Poole will speak on “Waivers for INA §212(A)(9)(C) Unlawful Presence After Prior Immigration Violation” at the 2016 AILA Waivers CLE Conference. Read the complete program here.

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6 June 2016

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 ... Read More

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20 May 2016

June 22-25

Lincoln Stone

Four SGG attorneys are invited to speak at the 2016 AILA National Conference in Las Vegas. Heather Poole will be the Discussion Leader on the family immigration topic “It’s Complicated: Filing Removal of Conditions in Difficult Circumstances.” Lincoln Stone will present on the topic”Advanced EB-5 Investor Practice.” Josie Gonzalez will be ... Read More

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28 April 2016

April 20

Helen A. Sklar

Helen Sklar will host a webinar on the practice of immigration law for law students at St. Francis School of Law.

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28 April 2016

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 ... Read More

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28 April 2016

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 ... Read More

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28 April 2016

Transgender Activist Granted Political Asylum

Originally published March 29, 2016 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez, LLP (SGG) has a strong commitment to providing pro bono legal representation to vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals in our community. As part of this commitment, we work with local non-profit organizations, including Catholic Charities of Los Angeles’ Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project ... Read More

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