December 11, 2019

First, W.A.O. v. Cuccinelli

It has been a while since I have posted anything on my website blog.  This is because the news has been so depressing as the Trump Administration war on immigrants progresses that it is hard to point to anything positive.

One notable victory t...

April 24, 2017

"Alien smuggling" is one of the most serious immigration offenses. But what is it exactly?

The answer lies in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

The principal provision of the INA dealing with the subject is Section 274, 8 USC 1324, named "Bringing in and Harbori...

January 26, 2017

You will likely see many people commenting on this in many places in the days ahead. Rather than pick apart everything in the Executive Order, I will tailor my comments to the areas of my practice that are impacted by it. What we are really talking about here is the fl...

January 6, 2017

International adoptions can be difficult under American immigration law.  There is a substantial workup necessary to qualify a US citizen as an adopting parent. There is also the need to make sure that an international adoption will be approved by the law of the countr...

We are all familiar with the fact that millions of people in the United States have entered the country illegally. The minute someone over 18 enters illegally, or turns 18 while here without status, he or she starts accruing so-called "unlawful presence" or "ULP."  An...

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