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Securing NBI clearance
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - September 23, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the requirements that the National Visa Center asks from the immigrant visa applicant is an original copy of police clearance or police certificate.
Readers’ Q&A
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - September 16, 2018 - 12:00am
This week we feature a couple of questions from our readers.
Pro-immigration advocates lost a hero
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - September 1, 2018 - 11:51pm
Last Saturday, August 25, 2018, pro-immigration advocates lost a fighter and a hero with the passing of Senator John McCain who died from brain cancer. Senator McCain, a Republican, was known for his bipartisanship...
Tibbetts and Steinle deaths: It’s high time to reform US immigration system
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - August 26, 2018 - 12:00am
On July 1, 2015, Kate Steinle, 32, was walking with her father on a pier in San Francisco when a shot rang out.
Check your I-94
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - August 19, 2018 - 12:00am
I met with a client the other day who came to the US on a B1/B2 (tourist visa).
Readers’ questions
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - August 12, 2018 - 12:00am
For today's column, let me answer questions sent to me earlier this week
Abolish ICE?
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - August 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also known as ICE, is the federal government agency that handles the investigative functions of the Department of Homeland Security.
Why is there a backlog in passport applications?
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - July 29, 2018 - 12:00am
After a family-based petition has been approved by USCIS, the file goes to the National Visa Center as it waits for visa availability.
Notice to Appear
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - July 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Jose was stopped by the local police because he failed to observe the speed limit while he was driving along a school zone.
US Supreme Court upholds Trump's travel ban
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - July 1, 2018 - 12:00am
This week the US Supreme Court voted to uphold the administration's policy of banning nationals and citizens from largely Muslim countries from entering the United States.
Important immigration updates this week
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - June 17, 2018 - 12:00am
There is an ongoing effort now by the US House of Representatives sponsored by House Republicans in an attempt to pass an immigration bill.
Can an undocumented immigrant obtain a divorce?
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - May 20, 2018 - 12:00am
In August 2014, I came to the United States using a B1/B2 (tourist) visa. I was authorized to stay until February 2015 but did not return to the Philippines.
Options for nurses while waiting for visa availability - Part 2
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
If you are a nurse and your US visa is on retrogression, what should you do in the meantime? Let's pick up where we left off in the previous column.
Options for nurses while waiting for visa availability - Part 1
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - May 6, 2018 - 12:00am
You probably heard about this issue on visa retrogression for nurses.
Family reunification through "following to join"
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - April 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Ellen, a registered nurse, came to the US under a petition from her employer under the third category for employment based preference petition (EB3).
Undocumented immigrants and taxes
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - April 15, 2018 - 12:00am
It is already tax season here in the US and as a matter of fulfilling our civic duty, we are all expected to file income tax returns and pay taxes whenever required to do so. All - which means US citizens, greencard...
Quota system for immigration judges
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - April 8, 2018 - 12:00am
In an effort to implement a more efficient and effective management of cases pending before the immigration courts, the Executive Office of Immigration Review recently rolled out a memo that starting on October...
The Employment Authorization Document
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - March 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Possession of an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) also known as a work permit allows a foreign national to work in the United States legally.
A library system for Cebu City
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - March 11, 2018 - 12:00am
When I first came here to the US, one of the simplest things that impressed me the most, even to the point of envy, is their public library system.
The role of lawyers in the rule of law
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - February 25, 2018 - 12:00am
I share in the collective grief of my fellow lawyers as we mourn the of Atty. John Ungab. While I may not have known him personally I knew his mother very well as Dr. Alma Ungab was then the Assistant Chief Nurse...
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