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“Palanggaanay”
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - December 9, 2018 - 2:07am
As I am writing this column, I am in Dallas, Texas, as a guest and the keynote speaker for the fifth anniversary and induction of officers of the Hiligaynon Community America Texas, Inc. This group’s membership...
Question and Answers
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
I was arrested a month ago for a traffic violation. When the policeman asked for my license and registration, he also asked about my immigration status. I told him I am on a tourist visa. However, I did not tell...
Living will and healthcare proxy
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - November 18, 2018 - 12:00am
This week I received a call from one of the leaders of a Filipino community here in New York soliciting my advice on how to better assist one of her members.
Republican president, Democrat House
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - November 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week we observed how consequential the midterms elections were as far as the balance of US political power is concerned.
Immigration and the 2018 midterm elections
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Two days more to go and the US electorate will go to the polling booths to pick their candidates for local, state, and national positions.
Form I-134, Affidavit of Support
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - October 28, 2018 - 12:00am
After the USCIS approves an I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiance(e), one of the requirements that the petitioner needs to prepare is the submission of Form I-134, Affidavit of Support.
Conservative judge about to change the US Supreme Court
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - October 7, 2018 - 12:00am
As of this writing, there is a very strong likelihood that Judge Brett Kavanaugh will become the next Supreme Court justice, filling in the seat vacated by retired justice Anthony Kennedy.
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.
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