Immigration News

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano   Most denials of naturalization application is based on good moral character grounds.  In general, a noncitizen is statutorily barred from establishing good moral character if, during the time for which good moral character must be shown (five years generally) she is...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano Attorney General Jeff Sessions is exerting unprecedented control over immigration courts — by ruling on cases himself. The attorney general is poised to issue decisions that could determine the fate of tens of thousands of immigrants.  He is trying to limit many...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano For years, immigration enforcement officials prioritized recent border-crossers over long-time residents with U.S.-born children, clean criminal records, or other evidence of roots in the United States. This was done by exercising “prosecutorial discretion” in deciding against whom to initiate deportation proceedings....

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano In order to effectively fight crime, law-enforcement officers must gain the trust of the communities they intend to serve. Trust encourages victims of crime, as well as potential witnesses, to come forward and help solve cases and prosecute criminals. However, according to...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano   The State Department wants to require all U.S. visa applicants to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers, vastly expanding the Trump administration’s enhanced vetting of potential immigrants and visitors. In documents to be published in Federal Register,...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano   The Provisional Waiver is the process where an applicant who is applying for a green card is granted a forgiveness or waiver of his or her unlawful presence only.  Other inadmissibility offenses are not waived.  An individual accrues unlawful presence when...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano There are crimes that are permanent and conditional bars to the determination of good moral character when applying for naturalization.  We will discuss the crimes that are conditional bars to naturalization in this article. Q: What do conditional bars to good moral...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano There are a number of grounds upon which you can be denied on your naturalization application. Usually, submitting an application will allow USCIS to review your application to obtain your green card and your entire file. The USCIS will verify if your...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano   The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against California challenging its sanctuary policies in Federal Court of the Eastern District.  The case is likely to reach the Supreme Court of the United States as it involves the extent of Federal power...

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