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April Visa Bulletin: What Are the Big Changes?

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

The U.S. State Department recently released the April Visa Bulletin for this year. Every month, a visa bulletin is released that provides important information about filing dates for immigrants that are attempting to get an Adjustment of Status.  The bulletin helps summarize the availability for immigrants numbers during April for … Continue reading April Visa Bulletin: What Are the Big Changes?

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How to Help a Family Member Acquire a Visitor Visa

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

The United States prides itself on being an extremely diverse country where people from all over the world have started new and prosperous lives. Many times, people who have recently immigrated to this country will still have family members living in their country of origin who will want to visit. … Continue reading How to Help a Family Member Acquire a Visitor Visa

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New California State Immigration Laws for 2018

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

The state of California has always been a national hub for immigrants. It has a large coastline and also shares a border with Mexico, so the state has dealt with many immigration issues and specific laws over the years. For the new year of 2018, California has enacted three new … Continue reading New California State Immigration Laws for 2018

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How Did Trump’s Immigration Policy Affect Los Angeles’ Olympics Bid?

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

The Olympic games have been the biggest show of international sports for centuries. Whichever city holds the Summer Olympics every four years carries a noble responsibility for their country, and they are expected to represent their country by excelling in each Olympic sport. The United States hasn’t hosted the Summer … Continue reading How Did Trump’s Immigration Policy Affect Los Angeles’ Olympics Bid?

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Not Guilty! So Why Is This Undocumented Immigrant Still Being Deported?

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

It was the most controversial case of 2015. A 54-year-old undocumented immigrant shot and killed a 32-year-old woman while she was posing for pictures with her father. Politically, the case was used as an argument as to why immigration laws needed to be tightened, and border security increased. However, a … Continue reading Not Guilty! So Why Is This Undocumented Immigrant Still Being Deported?

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Are Republicans Ready to Support Dreamers?

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

It’s no secret that right now, being an immigrant in our country is very difficult. Since taking office, the Trump administration has already started revamping legal immigration policy, which has caused paperwork to increase dramatically. However, not everyone in Washington is working against immigrants, and some support may be found … Continue reading Are Republicans Ready to Support Dreamers?

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Why Are Big Companies Supporting Dreamers?

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

The Trump administration has made another move that will change the way immigration works moving forward. In September, it was announced that the administration would end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. However, officials haven’t completely shut the door on Dreamers, as Congress was given a six-month … Continue reading Why Are Big Companies Supporting Dreamers?

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California to Become “Sanctuary State.” What Does It Mean?

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

In early October 2017, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that would vastly limit who state and local law enforcement agencies can hold, question and transfer at the request of federal immigration authorities. The bill, Senate Bill 54, will take effect in January, making California a “sanctuary state.” Opponents of the … Continue reading California to Become “Sanctuary State.” What Does It Mean?

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Trump Administration Attacks Immigration Policy

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

It’s no secret that the Trump administration has been cracking down on immigration, but some may be surprised at the extra hoops being added to the legal immigration policy. The paperwork for legal immigration is being doubled, tripled, or even more. Worse, the new forms and documents have incredibly vague … Continue reading Trump Administration Attacks Immigration Policy

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Green Card Hurdles Introduced By Trump Administration

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

Since his candidacy, Donald Trump has taken a hardline approach to immigration. His plan to apply “extreme vetting” to visitors and immigrants to the United States is already taking shape with a new interview mandate that will be required to obtain a green card. The United States Citizenship and Immigration … Continue reading Green Card Hurdles Introduced By Trump Administration

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