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Covid-19 and Green Card Holders Stuck Overseas Unable to Return to the U.S.

One of the many issues that have emerged during the Covid-19 crisis is the impact on green card holders who have been or will be outside the U.S. for more than six months and are unable to return. U.S. international...

March 12, 2020
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

As you know COVID-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus, is spreading across the United States.  Our primary concern is your health and well-being.  While the U.S. government and its agencies have not yet announced any changes to immigration-related policies, deadlines or appointments...

February 28, 2020
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

USCIS Rejecting More Applications and Petitions if Any Questions on Forms Are Left Blank

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently began rejecting certain applications if form fields are left blank. These applications or petitions include: - Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal; - Form I-918, Petition for...

February 17, 2020
Chandni Shah

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...

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,...

December 02, 2019
Zeena Barazanji

5 Tips to Make the Most of your Immigration Consultation

At Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, our attorneys conduct consultations everyday with individuals, families, and businesses. We understand the importance of your immigration case and we want you to get the most out of your consultation. Here are 5 easy things...

August 21, 2019
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan


1. First try the ICE Online Detainee Location System (ODLS) at You can search either by Alien Number (A#) and country of birth or using biographical information (first name, last name, and country of birth). Since many people use...

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