Immigration Issues Posts


War Brides and the Service of Process Requirements for Divorce

Posted: December, 2014 in Family-Based, Immigration Articles, Immigration Issues, Service of Process

The concept of “war brides” in American history popularized international marriages and thereby increased the need for international service of process in divorce proceedings.

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Notaries and Notarios — Dramatic and Perilous Differences

Posted: February, 2014 in Immigration Issues, International Law, Legal News, News

The differences between notaries in civil law and common law countries can lead to dangerous misunderstandings for immigrants to the US.

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After 20 Years, Is NAFTA a Success?

Posted: January, 2014 in Immigration Issues, International Law, Legal News, News, Service of Process

Looking back on the actual effects of NAFTA after 20 years, it appears to have met some of its goals, while other problems it was designed to solve still exist.

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Top Immigration Headlines: June 2011

Posted: June, 2011 in Immigration Issues, News

US Customs and Immigration Enforcement has been stepping up arrest and detention levels as part of the Obama administration’s mandate to clean up the immigration system.

Here is a sampling of June arrests and news reported across the nation relating to the “Cross Check” enforcement operation.

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Where We Fail

Posted: May, 2011 in Immigration Issues, News

Boston College Law School student Robert Meltzer contributed today’s post, which earned third place in our immigration article contest.

Meltzer explains that the US falls short when it comes to reforming the marriage by proxy clauses of the Immigration and Nationality Act — and how the failure to reform these clauses has led to an unwarranted struggle for one family.

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USCIS Reinterpretation of CSPA: A Deference to Screwed Priorities

Posted: April, 2011 in Asylum, Immigration Issues, News

George Washington University immigration law student Prerna Lal contributed today’s post, which earned second place in our immigration article contest!

USCIS’ interpretation of the Child Status Protection Act prolongs family separation by not enabling an aged-out derivative beneficiary to retain their original priority date.

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Challenges Facing Unaccompanied Refugee Minors’ Access to Legal Aid

Posted: April, 2011 in Immigration Issues

We’re pleased to name Golden Gate University law student Sharon Brenner the winner of our immigration article contest!

Brenner’s analysis of the troubles facing refugee children in the US and ideas to assist this immigrant population earned her the $500 grand prize.

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