Blogs Category: US Immigration Law

US Immigration Law

The Evolution of Immigration Law: From the Past to the Present

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Sep 14, 2023 | US Immigration Law

The history of immigration law shows how societies change and how they balance national interests and human rights. Immigration rules have changed to suit social ideals, economic requirements, and geopolitical realities. Ancient Societies and Early Regulation Even in antiquity, civilizations recognized the need to regulate immigration. Ancient Egypt, for instance, recorded instances of immigration controls […]


Trump administration imposes yet another new immigration rule

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Aug 30, 2021 | US Immigration Law

Migrant families who seek asylum in Arizona or any other state can now be detained indefinitely while their cases are being considered. This is according to a new rule unveiled by the Trump administration on Aug. 21. In 1997, a settlement was reached that allows…


The rules associated with B-1 and B-2 visas

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Aug 18, 2021 | US Immigration Law

Immigration laws and documentation can be confusing to both foreign nationals and Arizona residents alike, and one of the most baffling aspects of this legislation is the dizzying array of immigrant and non-immigrant visas available. Those who vacation in the United…


Deportation fights face new obstacles

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Dec 4, 2020 | US Immigration Law

Immigrants fighting deportation had the opportunity to go before a judge and ask to stay in this country because they qualify for asylum or for another legal reason. But a recent U.S. Department of Justice requirement lowers the odds of staying in this country by…


Federal court blocks Trump administration ruling excluding illegal immigrants from 2020 census

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

Many families come to the U.S. every year for many reasons. Whether it be to escape dangerous conditions in their homeland, for a job opportunity, or just to start a new life, immigrants have always been the backbone of the United States. Immigrants have special needs…


Seeking a Green Card through adjustment of status

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. May 8, 2020 | US Immigration Law

It is not so unusual these days for a U.S. citizen to fall in love with someone who is a citizen of another country. These couples may marry in the U.S., and after their marriage, will want to take the steps necessary to make the foreign-national spouse a lawful…


Navigating the defensive asylum process

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Apr 6, 2020 | US Immigration Law

There are many reasons why an individual chooses to travel to America, and there are even more reasons for remaining in the country permanently with the hopes of obtaining a green card and even citizenship. However, some immigrants decide to enter the United States as…


Can I work under a student visa?

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Mar 23, 2020 | US Immigration Law

Student visas are primarily used for academic purposes, but these visas also allow the student to work within the United States. There are three primary types of student visas with different limitations on student employment. Working without permission and violating…


How can a family member qualify for a green card?

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Feb 24, 2020 | US Immigration Law

Immigration is an important issue for many families and the ability to obtain green cards for family members can also be equally important. Because of this, it is helpful to be familiar with family-based immigration policies and how green cards for family members can…


Federal judge restores immigration injunction in Arizona

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Sep 11, 2019 | US Immigration Law

A federal judge ruled on Sept. 9 that an injunction against a controversial Trump administration immigration rule should be restored in Arizona. The judge issued a nationwide injunction in July, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit handed the…