US IMMIGRATION NOTES
Pit Senyor!
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Let me take this opportunity to greet each and every one of you a happy fiesta! At this time of the year, all roads lead to Cebu to celebrate the feast of the Señor Santo Niño to whom we raise our petitions...
Questions and answers
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
For this week, let us take a couple of readers’ questions:
World-class airport, third-world service
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - January 5, 2020 - 12:00am
One of the sources of pride I feel every time I go back home is the sight of a world-class airport that we have in Cebu.
New year, new promises, new challenges
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - December 29, 2019 - 12:00am
First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity to convey my sincerest hope to each and every one of my readers for a meaningful new year ahead.
Merry Christmas to all
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - December 22, 2019 - 12:00am
I would like to greet our avid readers a very Merry Christmas. I hope that in this yuletide season, you and your families find peace, joy, and hope.
J1 visa abuse
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - December 15, 2019 - 12:00am
This week, I received several calls from our fellow Filipinos who felt aggrieved by how they are treated by their sponsoring employers.
Dignity in labor
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - December 8, 2019 - 12:00am
One of the most enduring promises of the American dream is that anyone has the chance to advance his lot in life regardless of his birth, race, color, or origin.
Happy Thanksgiving
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - December 1, 2019 - 12:00am
I received some positive reactions from our readers over the topic we featured last week.
Affidavit of Support and Consent / Special Power of Attorney
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
This week a Filipina came to my office and requested for a notary on an Affidavit of Support and Consent and or Special Power of Attorney that is required by some government agencies in the Philippines specifically,...
DACA under Supreme Court review
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - November 17, 2019 - 12:00am
This week, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on one of the most controversial and highly-watched immigration cases during the Trump presidency. DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which was a...
USCIS proposes to increase fees
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - November 10, 2019 - 12:00am
On November 8, 2019, the US Citizenship and Immigration Service issued a press release that it intends to publish a notice of proposed increase in fees.
Health insurance requirement for immigrant visa applicants
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - November 3, 2019 - 12:00am
President Donald Trump has issued a proclamation ordering consular officers to require greencard applicants to show proof that they are able to afford health insurance or that they have enough financial means to...
More than a feeling
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Early this week, I had to rearrange my schedule for the rest of the day because of a new client who was panicking over her petition.
Trump's presidency under threat of impeachment
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
You must have read or heard by now that the US House of Representatives through Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. The inquiry allows Congress to look into allegations...
Trump’s fight for political survival
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am
You must know by now that the US House of Representatives has formally opened an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
Be proactive!
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
After mailing in your petition, can you still submit additional evidence even without receiving a Request For Evidence?
Healthcare proxy for immigrants
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
As a nurse being my first profession before I became an attorney, I had the opportunity to work as a professional registered nurse here in New York.
Sometimes love just ain't enough
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - September 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Lisa came to the US on a tourist visa. After about three months in the US, she met Jack, a widower who was so smitten with her.
Name change through naturalization
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - September 1, 2019 - 12:00am
This week my client called me to ask if he can change his surname because he is tired of people mispronouncing it.
Q & A during immigration clinic
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - August 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Last weekend I was invited by the Hiligaynon Community of Texas based in Dallas to assist their members with any immigration issues.
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