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Factors to consider when relocating to the Philippines in the time of COVID
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - October 25, 2020 - 12:00am
This week I talked with an elderly client planning to buy a residential property in the Philippines.
A costly mistake
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - October 18, 2020 - 12:00am
This week I want to emphasize the importance of ensuring that your application/petition fees are paid correctly when you submit it before the USCIS.
DHS proposed new rules on affidavit of support
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - October 11, 2020 - 12:00am
On October 1, 2020, the US Department of Homeland Security proposed new rules strengthening the process of Affidavit of Support.
New USCIS fees temporarily halted
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - October 4, 2020 - 12:00am
This has been one of the busiest weeks I have experienced practicing immigration law.
Reminder: Submit your petitions and applications ASAP
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - September 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Just this week, I had several potential clients call me to ask if I could assist them in preparing their petitions and applications as soon as I can.
A very consequential US presidential election
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - September 20, 2020 - 12:00am
As the US presidential election is now entering its final few weeks, one very significant event took place just a couple of days ago.
The intestate immigrant
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - September 14, 2020 - 12:00am
As I wrote in previous columns, immigrants are also one of the most-hit segments of the US population by COVID-19.
USCIS averts furloughing employees
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - September 7, 2020 - 12:00am
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that it has not implemented its planned furloughing of more than 13,000 employees which was supposedly to take effect at the end of August.
Philippine online graduate degrees for US-based immigrants
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - August 23, 2020 - 12:00am
It has always been an accepted truth that graduation from a post-graduate degree is one of the ways to advance one's career.
Pay attention to details in your USCIS filings
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - August 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Just last week a woman, let’s refer to her as Linda, came in and requested for assistance regarding a submission she filed before the USCIS.
Immigrants must be included in the new COVID-19 relief bill
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - August 9, 2020 - 12:00am
As of this writing, talks between the Democratic and the Republican leaders collapsed as both sides could not agree on major points pertaining to the second stimulus package.
Important USCIS updates for this week
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - August 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Just this week, USCIS issued two very important updates that affect immigrants coming to the US and those who are planning to file for petitions or applications.
COVID-19 and the orphaned immigrant children
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - July 26, 2020 - 12:00am
During this time of the pandemic, we often read about heartbreaking stories affecting immigrants and how their lives have been upended by this crisis.
Travel restrictions to the Philippines
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - July 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The present COVID-19 pandemic has terribly upended everything that touches our lives.
ICE to deport international students if they attend online classes
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - July 12, 2020 - 12:00am
One of the most enduring effects of this pandemic is how education is dramatically altered in ways never imagined before.
COVID czar – Part 2
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - July 5, 2020 - 12:00am
A few observations that I just like to point out to the IATF and to the city leadership.
COVID czar - Part1
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - June 28, 2020 - 12:00am
On Monday, June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a proclamation extending a previously issued ban on certain immigrant and non-immigrant visas.
Supreme Court upholds DACA
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - June 21, 2020 - 12:00am
This week, the US Supreme Court upheld the Obama-era immigration program called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Immigrants investing real estate properties in the philippines
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - June 14, 2020 - 6:48am
I recently attended a webinar that aims to lure Filipino immigrants and former Filipino citizens living in the US to buy real properties in the Philippines.
USCIS reopens
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - June 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Most of the US is now slowly coming back to life.
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