Immigration Law News

News and current events related to immigration law.

Sample of Michigan Cities and Countries Immigration Clients Have Come From

As a Detroit, Michigan United States immigration law firm, we have assisted clients from all different parts of Michigan. The following is a sample of some of our clients’ home cities from the past couple years: Ann Arbor; Bay City; Belleville; Berkley; Birmingham; Bloomfield Hills; Caledonia; Canton; Cass City; Cheboygan; Commerce Township; Dearborn; Dearborn Heights; […]

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What is “Cancellation of Removal” for Non-Lawful Permanent Residents

Cancellation of Removal is a form of relief available to those that are in removal (also known as deportation) proceedings and can qualify for it. While the qualifications are generally very difficult to meet, it is still possible for some. If you are in the United States without any status and are in removal proceedings […]

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Temporary Protective Status

Temporary Protective Status (“TPS”) is currently available to citizens from five countries. In addition to being present in the United States and a citizen from one of these countries, an individual also has to prove that they have been in the United States for a certain amount of time and otherwise qualifies for TPS. The […]

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USCIS N-400, Application for Naturalization Civics Answers May Change For Some

For those that have an interview scheduled for Naturalization (Form N-400) after January 1, 2011 with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), please note that the answers to select civic questions may change. Specifically, if you have a new United States Senator or United States Representative, then the answer to the question asking […]

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Revised Medical Disability Exception Form N-648 Now in Use

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised Form N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions, on December 22, 2010. This form is for individuals who seek exceptions from the English and civics requirements for Naturalization. This form is usually filed along with the Form N-400, Application for Naturalization with United States Citizenship and […]

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USCIS works towards web based filing system

Historically, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services have accepted the filing of it’s various applications through the United States Mail. However, it is now currently undertaking an effort to move the United States immigration services that it offers from a paper-based model to an electronic environment/based model. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is […]

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Department of Homeland Security announces Greece is now a member of the Visa Waiver Program

With this announcement, Greece joins the 35 nations already participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This program was established as a pilot program in 1986 to help eliminate unnecessary barriers to travel and made permanent on October 30, 2000. Like VWP travelers from other countries, Greek citizens will be required to apply for an […]

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to Change Filing Fees

Effective November 23, 2010, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be raising most of the fees associated with its applications. The Naturalization Application (Form N-400) will remain the same, the request for a Naturalization Appeal (Form N-336) will increase as well as the Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) and Application to Adjust […]

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Alan Reiter quoted in Crain’s Detroit Business

In the October 18, 2010 edition of Crain’s Detroit Business, Detroit Michigan immigration attorney Alan Reiter was quoted. In an article titled “Agents ramp up enforcement of immigration workforce laws,” appears: “Alan Reiter, a sole practitioner Detroit immigration attorney, said he has seen an increase in calls in recent years from small, family-owned businesses that […]

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List of Michigan Doctors Authorized by USCIS

The following doctors are designated as “Civil Surgeons” by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and are located in Michigan. These doctors have authorization to complete the required medical examination (Form I-693) for adjustment of status applications filed with USCIS. Southfield, Michigan Dr. Howard S Goldberg, Howard S. Goldberg, MD 26771 West Twelve […]

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