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  • Dream Act – What it Means and How To Apply

    June 27, 2012 Eliana Phelps
    Just few days after the Dream act became public and president Obama made it clear it will help thousands of undocumented aliens who entered this country before they were 16 years of age and who at the time of his announcement were 30 years of age or younger, the telephone at my office did not ...
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  • New EB-5 Regional Center in Hawaii

    June 29, 2010 Eliana Phelps
    For those interested in an EB-5 visa, a new EB-5 regional center is now available in Hawaii. The EB 5 investor visa program is an excellent opportunity for foreign nationals to obtain permanent residency and a US Green Card through a qualifying financial investment in the United States. In order to be eligible, foreign individuals are ...
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  • USCIS Approves Increase in Fees for Immigration

    June 9, 2010 Eliana Phelps
    On Tuesday June 8th the United States Government approved new price structures for the processing of citizenship and visitor visas to the United States. The announcement was made on June 8th despite continuous criticisms from immigration organizations and immigration advocates in the US. The office of citizenship and immigration services (USCIS) justified the decision by maintaining ...
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  • Immigration Arrests at Airport Terminals

    March 30, 2010 Eliana Phelps
    Although there is no formal requirement to have your passport and visa checked when leaving the U.S. on an international flight, that does not mean ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) or CBP (Customs and Border Protection) isn’t there waiting to catch visa violators.   Immigration authorities have already used tactics such as court arrests and subsequent deportation for ...
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  • Immigration Round-Up Deports Minors

    March 30, 2010 Eliana Phelps
    Immigration Round-Up in San Diego Deports Minors to Mexico Minors rights, documentation and protection Wednesday, May 20th, 3 teens were headed to school as was their usual routine by way of the San Diego Trolley system. However, on this day, the Border Patrol and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) joined forces to conduct a raid at the Old ...
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