U.S. Immigration Process: 5 Things You May Want To Know

Currently, the immigration process is a major concern in the United States. Federal immigration laws are designed to address issues and establish consistency and order in the process. However the fact is, these immigration laws are difficult to understand and navigate without the aid of an experienced immigration attorney. You may want to know these…

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How US Immigration System Works: The Boston Immigration Court

If you are an immigrant in the state of Massachusetts and have any sort of problem with your visa, application for asylum, or residency, you may find yourself on the docket of the Boston Immigration Court at the JFK Federal Building on Sudbury Street. It’s important you understand how this court works and how you…

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Maryland and Hawaii Judges Strike Down Executive Order Once Again

Thank you, Maryland and Hawaii, for striking down President Trump’s unconstitutional executive order once again. New ban = Same bias. Read this NYT article for more information. 2 Federal Judges Rule Against Trump’s Latest Travel Ban By Alexander Burns | New York Times A federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide order Wednesday evening blocking…

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Immigration in Massachusetts – What you need to know

If you are an immigrant in Massachusetts, you are in good company. Immigrant Asians and Latinos make up more than 15% of the population of the state. The businesses they have founded contribute more than $9 billion to the state’s economy and employ over 65,000 people. More than half of the immigrant population of the…

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Syrians seeking safety in our country is not a new issue.

I’ve had the privilege of helping Syrians remain legally in the US since 2011, the start of the Syrian civil war. The majority of my clients are doctors, not terrorists. They are contributing enormously to our country through scientific research and medical advances that benefit us all. It breaks their hearts that they can no…

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Immigration Law: Several Things You Need to Know About Work Visas in Massachusetts

There are many types of work visas in the United States. Most people who plan to visit or work in the country need a visa, unless they are Canadian citizens, and even they will need a visa if they plan on moving to the country for good. A Massachusetts attorney knowledgeable about visas can help. There…

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Immigration Law: What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)?

Temporary Protected Status or TPS is term in Immigration Law pertaining to a special status given to nationals of certain countries that are residing in the United States. TPS status is designated by the Secretary of Homeland Security and is based on the conditions of a country. Generally, when conditions of a certain country prevent nationals…

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Executive Order Will Positively Impact Lives of Many Undocumented Immigrants in the U.S.

President Obama issued an executive order on November 20, 2014 that will positively impact the lives of many hardworking undocumented immigrants in our country. While this is only a first step, it is certainly a step in the right direction for our valuable immigrant community. Black, Vitelli & Pennock, LLC is extremely excited and encouraged…

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How To Get US Citizenship: An Explanation of the Process and Terminology

When considering how to get US citizenship, an individual must understand the processes involved and how to best approach the situation to receive the desired results. The benefits of becoming a citizen of the U.S. are numerous. For instance, a person can enjoy the right to vote, have the right to run for public office,…

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Massachusetts Entrepreneur in Residence Program

The goal of the “Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program” is to allow more high-skilled international students to stay in Massachusetts upon graduation if they are growing or starting a business. H-1B Visas Needed Currently, international students’ visas expire when they graduate. In order to stay in the U.S. they must find an employer willing to…

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