Blogs Category: US Immigration Law

US Immigration Law

A second chance for late DACA applications

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Nov 22, 2017 | US Immigration Law

In what is likely to be heralded as good news in many sectors of Arizona, hundreds of DACA renewal applicants that were said to have missed the October 5th deadline will have the chance to reapply. It came to light that many did, in fact, submit their applications on…


Central American immigrants may be forced to leave US

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Nov 13, 2017 | US Immigration Law

Arizona residents may have heard that the United States is ending the special status currently given to 5,300 people of Nicaraguan origin. This protection is set to end in January 2019 according to the Trump administration. Another 86,000 Honduran residents who…


Immigration rules tighten for military

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Oct 26, 2017 | US Immigration Law

Some immigrants who live in Arizona, as well as the rest of the country, volunteer for military service. For many, the military provides both career opportunities as well as a path to US citizenship. However, there are changes afoot that will affect immigrant service…


Criteria for EB-1-B to enter the U.S. for a research job

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Oct 11, 2017 | US Immigration Law

A private research company or university in Arizona that wishes to employ a noncitizen within the country could prepare a EB-1-B application. Only a potential employer can initiate this process. The proposed position cannot be temporary; it must be permanent or tenure…


USCIS challenging far more H1-B visa applications under Trump

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Sep 26, 2017 | US Immigration Law

Immigration was a hot-button issue during the 2016 presidential election campaign, and this was especially true in border states like Arizona. Donald Trump vowed to tighten immigration laws and deport illegal aliens if elected, and data from the U.S. Citizenship and…


Why applying for citizenship may be easier said than done

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Sep 13, 2017 | US Immigration Law

The decision by President Trump to rescind DACA may result in young Arizona residents being deported. These children are referred to as “dreamers”, and some wonder why they don’t try to apply for citizenship. However, the process of becoming a citizen first requires…


Future of DACA remains uncertain under Trump administration

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Aug 29, 2017 | US Immigration Law

Undocumented immigrants in Arizona and other states who entered the United States as children may be interested in knowing more about a pending presidential decision regarding the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. President Trump, who must…


H-1B program helpful to the U.S.

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Aug 14, 2017 | US Immigration Law

Arizona residents may be interested to know that the H-1B visa has provided economic benefits for both India and the United States. This was the finding of a study conducted by both the University of Michigan and the Center for Global Development. Although researchers…


Program allowing expedited H1-B status reinstated

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Jul 31, 2017 | US Immigration Law

On July 24, the federal government reinstated a program that allows some employers in Arizona and throughout the country to gain faster H-1B visa consideration. Employers must not be subject to the annual visa cap in addition to paying a fee of $1,225. The premium…


More seasonal temporary labor visas to be issued

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Jul 19, 2017 | US Immigration Law

Despite rhetoric to the contrary, additional visas are being made available for more temporary foreign workers to come to Arizona and elsewhere in the United States on a seasonal basis. While President Donald Trump has become known for his harsh stance on immigration,…