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Five reasons why immigrants are most affected by COVID-19
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - May 31, 2020 - 12:00am
As the cases of coronavirus continue to see a downward trend around the world and in the US, several studies now have emerged with more specific details on the classes of population that are severely affected by...
40,000 immigrant visas for nurses and doctors proposed in the US Senate
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - May 17, 2020 - 12:00am
One of the realizations that people learn during this COVID-19 pandemic is the importance of healthcare workers and the crucial work that they do being the frontliners in this health crisis.
USCIS extends RFE response dates
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - May 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued a guidance that it is extending the flexibilities it announced on March 30 to assist applicants and petitioners responding to Requests for Evidence; Continuations...
Trump's temporary ban on immigration
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - April 26, 2020 - 12:00am
On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, President Trump signed an executive order temporarily suspending immigration into the United States for 60 days.
Temporary ban on deployment abroad of healthcare workers
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - April 12, 2020 - 12:00am
As we are all aware, the US is still on a nationwide shutdown with virtually almost all federal and state offices on a slow mode.
Latest updates on USCIS response to COVID-19
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - April 5, 2020 - 12:00am
USCIS Field Offices closures have been extended until April 7, 2020 and possibly be extended further depending on how this situation unfolds in the next few weeks.
Latest updates on US immigration due to COVID-19
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - March 29, 2020 - 12:00am
At present, there are only 89,000 hospital beds in the whole Philippines, both at the public and private hospitals.
Latest updates on us immigration due to COVID-19
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - March 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Here are the latest updates around US immigration as it is dramatically affected by COVID-19:
Fraud in marriage?
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - March 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Ara wanted to meet up with me in order to discuss a very urgent matter.
Public charge rule takes effect
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - March 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Starting February 24, 2020, the US Department of Homeland Security has implemented the administration's new policy on inadmissibility of an alien due to a ground of public charge.
221g refusals
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - February 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Immigrant visa applications, after having been already approved by USCIS, are then sent to the National Visa Center for further processing.
US immigration and Trump’s impeachment acquittal
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - February 9, 2020 - 12:00am
As you may have already known, President Donald Trump was acquitted in the Senate on two articles of impeachment brought by the House of Representatives over his actions in Ukraine.
Birth tourism ban
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - January 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Last January 24, 2020, the Trump administration imposed a new policy granting consular officials authority to deny a visitor visa (B1/B2) if they have reason to believe the applicant intends to travel to the US to...
Pit Senyor!
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Let me take this opportunity to greet each and every one of you a happy fiesta! At this time of the year, all roads lead to Cebu to celebrate the feast of the Señor Santo Niño to whom we raise our petitions...
Questions and answers
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
For this week, let us take a couple of readers’ questions:
World-class airport, third-world service
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - January 5, 2020 - 12:00am
One of the sources of pride I feel every time I go back home is the sight of a world-class airport that we have in Cebu.
New year, new promises, new challenges
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - December 29, 2019 - 12:00am
First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity to convey my sincerest hope to each and every one of my readers for a meaningful new year ahead.
Merry Christmas to all
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - December 22, 2019 - 12:00am
I would like to greet our avid readers a very Merry Christmas. I hope that in this yuletide season, you and your families find peace, joy, and hope.
J1 visa abuse
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - December 15, 2019 - 12:00am
This week, I received several calls from our fellow Filipinos who felt aggrieved by how they are treated by their sponsoring employers.
Dignity in labor
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - December 8, 2019 - 12:00am
One of the most enduring promises of the American dream is that anyone has the chance to advance his lot in life regardless of his birth, race, color, or origin.
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