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Diplomatic visa policy bars unmarried same-sex partners

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Oct 11, 2018 | US Immigration Law

People in Arizona who are concerned with LGBT rights and immigration issues may be disturbed to learn about a Trump administration policy announcement concerning diplomatic visas for the same-sex domestic partners of foreign diplomats. The administration ordered…


Use of public benefits could put a visa or green card at risk

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Sep 26, 2018 | US Immigration Law

Those wishing to enter Arizona or immigrants already residing in the country legally could experience trouble getting visas or green cards if they collect public benefits. The Trump administration has put forward a new rule that would alter an existing law that…


A bureaucratic ‘wall’ delays immigrant citizenship

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Sep 14, 2018 | US Immigration Law

Making the adjustment to the American way of life can be difficult for some lawful permanent resident immigrants as they take the necessary steps to become U.S. citizens. One aspect of which many immigrants are experiencing first-hand is the often cumbersome American…


H-4 visa rule faces final clearance review

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Aug 29, 2018 | US Immigration Law

The debate over immigration has been contentious in Arizona and around the country since Donald Trump announced that he would be running for president in 2015, and the row over H1-B visas has been particularly fierce. These are the employment-based visas that allow…


ICE reportedly targeting married undocumented immigrants

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Aug 22, 2018 | US Immigration Law

The Trump administration’s hardline immigration stance has resulted in many deportations from Arizona and the rest of the nation. While the government may try to claim that the immigration policies are focused on law and order, that claim is belied by the recent focus…


Fewer immigrants passing credible fear interviews

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Aug 3, 2018 | US Immigration Law

Those who enter the United States in Arizona or other recognized locations may request asylum upon arrival. The first step in obtaining asylum is the credible fear interview. This is when an individual shows evidence such as physical wounds to a government agent….







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