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February 18, 2020
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan Celebrates 45 Years Practicing Immigration Law and Announces that Beata Leja is a Shareholder

Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. (MMH) is celebrating its 45th anniversary on February 18, 2020.  The firm was founded in 1975 by Joseph (Joe) Minsky (1928-1992). Five years after Joseph Minsky incorporated his immigration law firm, Margaret (Peggy) McCormick and...

A New Travel Ban

In a conspicuous effort to restrict immigration to the United States under the veil of national security concerns, the Trump Administration has added six additional countries to the Travel Ban. These countries include Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar (Burma), Sudan, Tanzania, and...

February 12, 2020
Aaron Lawee

Should I Get an ITIN & File Taxes? What Is My Duty to File Taxes as A Noncitizen?

Who Needs to File Taxes in the United States? If you earn income in the United States, there is a good chance you need to file tax returns. While certain people may not need to file tax returns, the vast...

January 29, 2020
Marjorie M. Filice

Supreme Court Allows New Public Charge Rule To Move Forward

In August 2019, the Trump Administration announced plans to expand the definition of “public charge” for immigration purposes. Previously, whether an immigrant was likely to become dependent on the government under the public charge rule was assessed based on whether...

Employment-based Green Cards for Those with DACA

The U.S. Supreme Court is weighing whether to cancel DACA and a decision is expected this spring or early summer. DACA recipients are encouraged to evaluate whether they would be eligible for an employment-based green card. While many DACA recipients...

January 02, 2020
Tahreem Kalam

Obtaining an Arrival/Departure Record (I-94) Through Land Borders Requires a Special Application and Fee

Form I-94, the Arrival/Departure Record, is a form used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to keep track of the arrival and status of people who enter the U.S. through ports of entry who are not U.S. citizens or...

December 26, 2019
Chandni Shah

The New H-1B Lottery Process at a Glance

On December 6, 2019, USCIS announced it will be implementing a new online H-1B registration system for the upcoming FY 2021 H-1B cap season. This new registration system will require employers to electronically register applicants prior to filing the complete...

December 04, 2019
Jeffrey Cohn

The Immigration Consequences of Convictions for Driving Under the Influence

Multiple convictions for driving under the influence (“DUI”) can have harsh immigration consequences, even with subsequent efforts at rehabilitation. Matter of Castillo-Perez, 27 I&N Dec. 664 (A.G. 2019), a case decided by Attorney General William P. Barr on October 25,...

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