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Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin
Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin
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It's tax time!
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - April 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Benjamin Franklin, in a 1789 letter to French scientist Jean Baptiste Leroy said, there are only two certainties in life death and taxes.
Two faces of reversing trump's policies
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - April 4, 2021 - 12:00am
During the presidential campaign, Mr. Biden made a strong push that on Day 1 he will sign an executive order reversing all of Mr. Trump's immigration polices.
Stimulus payments and the undocumented immigrant
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - March 28, 2021 - 12:00am
One of the topmost priorities of the Biden administration is the amelioration of the hardships that Americans continue to suffer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Biden rescinds Trump’s public charge rule
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - March 14, 2021 - 12:00am
This week I got a call from a client who was worried that we received a Request for Evidence from the USCIS advising us to submit Form I- 944, Declaration of Self Sufficiency.
How to prepare for your interview under the new normal
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - March 7, 2021 - 12:00am
This week my clients who are husband and wife had an interview at the USCIS for the wife’s adjustment of status application.
A sad day for Cebu
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - February 28, 2021 - 12:00am
I’d like to start this week’s column on a sad note. We here at The FREEMAN are still feeling the sense of loss brought about by the death of our chairman, Dr. Jose “Dodong” R. Gullas.
A Poem for Sir Dodong Gullas
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - February 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Gratitude is the Most Painful Goodbye.
US Citizenship Act of 2021
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - February 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Last Thursday, Democratic allies of President Biden introduced a bill in Congress titled the US Citizenship Act of 2021 which sets up the legal structure for Biden’s proposed immigration reforms.
Violent attacks against Asian-Americans on the rise
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - February 14, 2021 - 12:00am
The other day, I read a very disturbing news report about an elderly Filipino who was attacked at a subway train in New York City.
Undocumented immigrants and COVID-19 vaccine
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - February 7, 2021 - 12:00am
One of the questions I get asked most often from clients is that when they are in the US with no lawful status, if they are still eligible to get injected with the life-saving vaccines against COVID-19.
More good news for immigrants and a not so good one.
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - January 31, 2021 - 12:00am
Before former President Trump left office, he issued an order extending restrictions for certain classes of immigrant visa classifications and temporary workers.
Pit Senyor
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - January 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Let me start by greeting each and everyone one of you a very blessed Fiesta Señor Sto. Nino!
America in crisis
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - January 10, 2021 - 12:00am
On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the whole world witnessed a political crisis in the United States of America never seen in recent years.
Yearend blow for immigrants
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - January 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Just as we are to start and welcome a new year, hopeful immigrants coming into the US have been handed down a couple of not-so-good news.
USCIS updates
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - December 20, 2020 - 12:00am
This week let me share with you a couple of updates from the USCIS which are very important as it affects the timeliness of submitting your applications or petitions before the agency.
Legal representation via phone conference
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - December 13, 2020 - 12:00am
This week I attended a client’s interview for his greencard application via telephone conference.
A meaningful Thanksgiving Day US
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - November 29, 2020 - 12:00am
One of the most fulfilling experiences I have in these years as an immigration attorney is when I see a family reunited under what seems to be under very challenging circumstances.
The US has an unofficial new president
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - November 15, 2020 - 12:00am
It seems that the United States of America will have a new president on January 20, 2021 with former vice president Joe Biden projected to garner more than 270 electoral votes.
US on the edge over uncertainty of election results
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - November 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Days after the US held its presidential election, no winner has been declared yet between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.
It’s decision time on November 3
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - November 1, 2020 - 12:00am
In a couple of days, the American people will be going to the polls in what is to be the most important and consequential election in US history.
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