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Asylum rule changes may impact Arizona residents

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Mar 14, 2018 | Asylum

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is attempting to rewrite the rules regarding who gets asylum in the United States. He says that doing so could reduce the number of immigration cases. There are currently 600,000 such cases waiting to be heard, which is triple the number…

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Supreme Court rules in DACA case

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Feb 27, 2018 | US Immigration Law

Immigrants in Arizona and around the country who have sought protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will continue to be protected for now. On Feb. 26, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by the Trump administration to a Jan. 9…

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Trump administration mulling welfare checks for immigrants

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Feb 16, 2018 | US Immigration Law

Immigrants in Arizona and around the country who receive SNAP benefits or other forms of financial assistance would find obtaining permanent residence more difficult under a policy being considered by President Trump. Immigration officers could check whether or not…

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The rate of naturalization rises from 2005 to 2015

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Feb 1, 2018 | US Immigration Law

Arizonans may be interested to learn that most of the largest immigrant groups in the United States had increased rates of naturalization from 2005 to 2015, according to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center. The largest increase was among immigrants from…

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Some being turned at at San Diego entry points

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Jan 23, 2018 | Asylum

Arizona residents may be aware that individuals may try to enter the United States from Mexico seeking asylum. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, entry into the country through San Diego ports has been paused as they have reached capacity. Therefore,…

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New rules may alter who can work in the United States

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Jan 15, 2018 | US Immigration Law

Since 2015, those who are the spouses of H-1B visa holders have been allowed to work in Arizona and throughout the United States by holding a H-4 visa. However, this rule may be revoked as per an executive order issued by President Trump in April 2017. It is thought…

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