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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...
Health insurance for immigrants
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Q: I am a US citizen and I have long wanted to petition my parents.
Proving domicile
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - January 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Mercedita was petitioned by her US citizen mother when she was 25 and was married with three children. Her mother, already in her fifties, came to the Philippines for a quick trip to attend an annual class reun...
Good news/bad news for dreamers
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - January 21, 2018 - 12:00am
In response to a federal court ruling issued by US District Judge William Alsup of California, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred...
Anxious times for immigrants
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - January 14, 2018 - 12:00am
There has never been a moment in recent times when immigrants in the United States have been feeling this anxious over their future than the past few months under the Trump presidency. Consider the following
Reader's Q & A
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - January 7, 2018 - 12:00am
For today's issue, let us answer this inquiry posed by a reader:
Happy New Year!
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - December 31, 2017 - 12:00am
As the last issue for this year, I would like to thank our dear readers who have been following this weekly column.
Trump's tax cuts
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - December 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
On Friday, President Donald J. Trump signed his major legislative achievement in his first year in office.
Filipino charity in action
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - December 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
A few weeks ago, I witnessed another manifestation of the generosity of Filipino immigrants here in Albany, New York.
FOIA requests at USCIS
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - December 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
In 2001, Tina came to the United States on a J1 visa.
Selective Service registration
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - November 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
One of the questions that will be asked in Form N-400, the form that is used to apply for naturalization is "Are you a male who lived in the US at any time before your 18th and 26th birthdays?
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