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Naturalization 101

Not everyone who is a permanent resident becomes a U.S. citizen (i.e., naturalizes), nor is there any legal requirement that one must naturalize.  However, permanent residents who naturalize gain important benefits, not the least of which (these days) is security from...

My Mentor

My father was admitted to the New York State Bar on December 9, 1959. He worked incredibly hard to get to that point. He first put himself through Syracuse while working three and four jobs, and graduated after two years because got accepted early to New York Law...

Afghanistan

This article is not meant to be political. Indeed it’s actually meant to be a call for help. The situation in Afghanistan is awful, and obviously the manner in which the United States left Afghanistan left a lot to be desired. The Biden Administration’s...

Prosecutorial Discretion

“Prosecutorial Discretion”. In my world, these can be two of the most important words to a client with few if any immigration options in the United States. Let me explain. Prosecutorial Discretion (or “PD” for short) is the authority of, in this case, a federal agency...

Coming to America

Does anyone even remember that movie? I never thought it was particularly good back in 1988 when it was released. It was on recently and I watched a few scenes. I don’t think I really appreciated how talented Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall were, playing all the “other”...

The Border Crisis

As I mentioned last month, my hopes for where we would be now in terms of “comprehensive” immigration reform (or even just some basic and fundamental “change” for the better), as we come to the end of the first 100 days of the Biden Administration, has not been met. I...

Entering 2021 as an Immigrant in America

Happy New Year everyone!  What a year 2020 was!  An understatement to say the least.  I’m happy to see it left behind in the rear view mirror.  Along with the fourth (and mercifully the last) year of the Trump Administration, we “welcomed” a once-in-a-lifetime...

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