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WELCOME TO FISHER LEGAL GROUP’S IMMIGRATION BLOG

If you are an individual, family member, or American employer seeking legal assistance for an immigration-related issue, then you have come to the right place. In the weeks to come, New York City immigration lawyers from the Fisher Legal Group will be providing valuable information related to U.S. immigration law, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) procedures, and immigration-related current events on our new blog! Committed to client satisfaction and delivering results to anyone in need of experienced, proven, and dedicated immigration assistance, our firm has shown that we have what it takes to help clients navigate their unique pathways… Read More

THE ETENYI V. LYNCH CASE: THE MAN WHO CLAIMED TO BE A UNITED STATES CITIZEN FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES

On August 21, 2015, the United States Court of Appeal for the Eighth Circuit concluded that one man, a native citizen of Kenya, falsely claimed citizenship as an American on a Form I-9 when he applied for a job in 2009. In defense, the accused male claimed that when he filled out the form on the computer the personal information fields were “pre-populated” (already filled in with his information). He claimed his personal information (name, address, social security number, and date of birth) was all correct and he didn’t notice the box, which claimed his citizenship to the United States,… Read More

THE GROUNDS FOR REVOKING UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP

Did you know that a naturalized United States citizen can be stripped of his or her citizenship through a process called denaturalization? That’s right. Although this practice is not common, it is possible and can result in immediate deportation from the United States. Below are some terms for denaturalization: 1. LYING ABOUT OR HIDING RELEVANT FACTS When applying for citizenship, persons must tell the truth and disclose any valuable information that may be necessary during the application process for naturalization. If the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services discovers a person has hidden or omitted information, even after the person… Read More

POLITICAL ASYLUM: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you are suffering persecution in your home country, it may be possible for you to seek refuge in the United States. In order to be granted asylum, you will have to provide proof of persecution or well-founded fear of persecution based on religious beliefs, ethnicity, race, political stance, or affiliation with a particular group. Below, we have identified some of the most frequently asked questions about asylum. Please do not hesitate to contact the Fisher Legal Group for more information! How can I apply for asylum in the U.S? In order to apply for asylum, you will need to… Read More

HOW TO APPLY FOR A UNITED STATES WORK PERMIT WHILE WAITING FOR YOUR ASYLUM DECISION

There are very strict rules regarding when a person can work once they have applied for Asylum. To begin, you are only allowed to work in the United States under the two conditions listed below. 1. You have been granted asylum or received recommended approval for a grant of asylum. 2. You applied for asylum no less than 180 days ago and have not yet received a final decision on your application. If you meet either of these requirements and would like to begin working, you must file a Form I-765 Employment Authorization Document (EAD). The document can only be… Read More

Accused Of A Crime, Fraud, Or Excessive Unlawful Presence In The United States?

HOW FORM I-601 COULD HELP If you’ve been accused of a crime, fraud, or you’re faced with any kind of risk for deportation, a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Form I-601A could help you remain in America. To help you understand how this form works and how it can protect your future, we answer three important questions below. 1. WHAT IS A FORM I-601? Known as the Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, this application is for immigrants who would like to apply for the waiver of inadmissibility and become eligible for a green card. This can be… Read More

Child Migrants to the US: An Immigration Crisis or a Refugee Crisis?

52 thousand children attempted to enter the United States last year alone. This number is only including unaccompanied minors and those apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol. Thousands more attempt to enter the U.S. with their parents. Experts estimate that somewhere near 90,000 children total attempted to enter the U.S. last year. This is leaps and bounds ahead of the immigration rate just three years ago, when less than 7,000 children were entering the U.S. annually. Our current system was built to sustain those types of numbers, not the phenomenon we are currently seeing. Many of these child immigrants are coming… Read More

President Obama’s Immigration Reform Proposal

President Obama announced recently that he is moving forward with executive actions to implement immigration reform in the United States. Immigration reform was a staple of Obama’s 2012 platform, and he is now taking extreme measures to get the job done after House Speaker John Boehner announced that the House is refusing to make a move on immigration legislation. With the number of immigrant deportations on the rise, Obama wants to offer a path to citizenship to illegal aliens among other reforms such as streamlining the immigration process and cracking down on employers who hire undocumented workers. Obama’s “common sense”… Read More

The Story of Mexican Immigrant Employment in New York City

In a city with a population of over 8 million, it can be difficult to make ends meet. The cost of living is high and job competition is fierce, but Mexican immigrant workers seem to be beating the odds – albeit for all the wrong reasons. Mexican nationals in New York are employed at a higher rate than native New Yorkers, but experts suggest this is likely because employers want workers that won’t pipe up to employment abuses like overtime and wage violations. Many Mexican New Yorkers work more than one job and live in multi-family housing – all to… Read More

PROPOSED BUDGET COULD FACILITATE 2014 IMMIGRATION REFORM

According to USA Today, immigration could be next on Congress’ agenda, if the Senate manages to pass a long-term budget today. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio said that immigration is a priority for the coming year, and many expect the Senate to pass the bipartisan budget deal. The deal would remain intact for the next two years and would create a clean slate for Congress to begin working on immigration issues. “It’s going to happen,” said Vice President Biden. Additionally, the deal would stay the possibility of another government shutdown next year. IMMIGRATION ROADBLOCKS Some believe that Republicans in the… Read More