US IMMIGRATION NOTES
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.
Five reasons why immigrants are most affected by COVID-19
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - May 31, 2020 - 12:00am
As the cases of coronavirus continue to see a downward trend around the world and in the US, several studies now have emerged with more specific details on the classes of population that are severely affected by...
40,000 immigrant visas for nurses and doctors proposed in the US Senate
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - May 17, 2020 - 12:00am
One of the realizations that people learn during this COVID-19 pandemic is the importance of healthcare workers and the crucial work that they do being the frontliners in this health crisis.
USCIS extends RFE response dates
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - May 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued a guidance that it is extending the flexibilities it announced on March 30 to assist applicants and petitioners responding to Requests for Evidence; Continuations...
Trump's temporary ban on immigration
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - April 26, 2020 - 12:00am
On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, President Trump signed an executive order temporarily suspending immigration into the United States for 60 days.
Temporary ban on deployment abroad of healthcare workers
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - April 12, 2020 - 12:00am
As we are all aware, the US is still on a nationwide shutdown with virtually almost all federal and state offices on a slow mode.
Latest updates on USCIS response to COVID-19
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - April 5, 2020 - 12:00am
USCIS Field Offices closures have been extended until April 7, 2020 and possibly be extended further depending on how this situation unfolds in the next few weeks.
Latest updates on US immigration due to COVID-19
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - March 29, 2020 - 12:00am
At present, there are only 89,000 hospital beds in the whole Philippines, both at the public and private hospitals.
Latest updates on us immigration due to COVID-19
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - March 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Here are the latest updates around US immigration as it is dramatically affected by COVID-19:
Fraud in marriage?
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - March 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Ara wanted to meet up with me in order to discuss a very urgent matter.
Public charge rule takes effect
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - March 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Starting February 24, 2020, the US Department of Homeland Security has implemented the administration's new policy on inadmissibility of an alien due to a ground of public charge.
221g refusals
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - February 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Immigrant visa applications, after having been already approved by USCIS, are then sent to the National Visa Center for further processing.
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