Blogs Category: Immigration


The new landscape for foreign investors

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Oct 5, 2020 | Immigration

With ever-shifting international trade treaties reshaping international trade, it is essential for successful investors and international businesses to know the ins and outs of pursuing trade in the United States. E visas encourage international trade and investment…


Seeking cancellation of removal

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Aug 25, 2020 | Immigration

Facing a removal hearing is a difficult process for immigrants in Arizona and elsewhere. It can be overwhelming, as many do not speak English as their first language or understand the legal system of the United States. This can leave an individual feeling confused and…


Marriage, family immigration, and the interview process

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Aug 21, 2020 | Immigration

The United States can offer a lot of opportunities to immigrants, but it can be lonely for those who have left their family members behind. Fortunately, immigration laws in the U.S. allow U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to sponsor loved ones in hopes of…


Getting answers to immigration law questions in Arizona

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Jun 22, 2020 | Immigration

Although immigration issues have seemingly always been hot-button political topics, when people in Arizona have immigration-related needs their concern is for their own unique situation. If they have a legal concern, they need a solution. However, the reality is that…


What is the difference between affirmative and defensive asylum?

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Feb 17, 2020 | Immigration

There are two ways through which an immigrant living in Arizona can seek asylum. Asylum is a process by which a person who otherwise might not be authorized to live in the United States can remain in the country in order to avoid religious, political or other types of…


What is the Adjustment of Status process?

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Feb 17, 2020 | Immigration

In the world of immigration law, the term Adjustment of Status is the technical name for the process of applying for a green card. As many Phoenix residents already know, someone who has a green card has permission to stay in the United States indefinitely even if…


Immigrants accused of crimes may need legal help

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Feb 17, 2020 | Immigration

As many people may realize, those who are not American citizens and who commit certain crimes are in danger of deportation. This is true even if the person accused is otherwise in the United States with proper authorization. Not all criminal convictions lead to…


What legal defenses can stop deportation?

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Nov 13, 2019 | Immigration

Immigrants living in the United States may be forced to defend themselves against deportation for a variety of reasons. They may be accused of overstaying their visa, committing a serious crime while having permanent residency status or never having earned legal…


U.S. Attorney General limits options for immigrants

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Nov 12, 2019 | Immigration

Attorney General William Barr issued two rulings in late October over U.S. immigration policy. One limits the rights of immigrants with old criminal convictions to fight deportation proceedings. Another would disqualify people with multiple DUIs from taking several…


Trump requests the Supreme Court to block California’s “sanctuary state” law

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Oct 29, 2019 | Immigration

Recently, the Trump administration submitted a petition asking the Supreme Court to challenge one of California’s sanctuary state laws. The state currently has a policy that allows local immigration officials not to cooperate with federal agents. However, the Trump…