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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…

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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…

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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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Judge orders a halt to reunited immigrant family deportations

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Jul 18, 2018 | US Immigration Law

Many Arizona residents were shocked to learn that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were separating the children of undocumented immigrants from their parents at the Mexican border, and they may have been relieved when a national backlash prompted the…

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Visa overstays

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Jul 5, 2018 | US Immigration Law

Non-citizens who visit or work in Arizona sometimes have concerns about overstaying their visas. In general, there can be severe legal consequences for not departing the United States before the visa has expired. There are some circumstances under which overstaying a…

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Avoiding problems in keeping permanent resident status

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Jun 21, 2018 | US Immigration Law

People in Arizona who are not U.S. citizens but have secured permanent resident status should keep their green cards in good standing. The two main ways that green card holders can jeopardize their permanent residencies are by violating the law or spending extended…

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