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US IMMIGRATION NOTES
Invest in our nurses  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - December 4, 2022 - 12:00am
First of all, congratulations to those who passed the November 2022 Nursing Licensure Examinations.
Thanksgiving for immigrants  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - November 27, 2022 - 12:00am
This past Thursday, Americans celebrated the annual tradition of Thanksgiving Day as an occasion to remember and celebrate the many reasons one could be grateful for.
Readers’ Q&A    
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - November 20, 2022 - 12:00am
My husband filed a petition for me as a spouse of a US citizen.
Guts and grit    
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - November 6, 2022 - 12:00am
America is the melting pot of the world where people of different races, colors, cultures, creeds, and religions come with the hope of a better life for themselves, their families and the generations after them....
Death and immigration  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - October 30, 2022 - 12:00am
This weekend we are celebrating the holy and “holi” days of All Saints Day and All Souls Day.
Readers’ Q and A
by Atty Marco F.G. Tomakin - October 23, 2022 - 12:00am
This week I’d like to share a few questions sent out by our loyal readers.
Where to retire?  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - October 16, 2022 - 12:00am
In one of my frequent conversations with some very close friends from college who are also based here in the US, the question that often comes up is where we choose to retire.
Challenges for newly-arrived immigrants  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - October 9, 2022 - 12:00am
One of the challenges that a newly-arrived immigrant faces is the adjustment to the new life here in the US.
USCIS updates  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - October 2, 2022 - 12:00am
There are three pertinent and important updates that I would like to share with you.
Considerations in petitioning a parent  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - September 25, 2022 - 12:00am
One of the situations in which a greencard can be obtained is through a family-based immigrant visa petition by a US citizen adult son or daughter for a parent.
Attend to your mortgages  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - September 18, 2022 - 12:00am
One of the achievements an immigrant can hope for and attain in his or her immigration journey is home ownership.
Proving authenticity of marriage  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - September 11, 2022 - 12:00am
The other day, I had a woman come in for consultation regarding a denial of her petition filed at USCIS.
Always prepare for death
by Atty Marco F.G. Tomakin - September 4, 2022 - 12:00am
One of the saddest experiences to befall to an immigrant community is the death of one of its members.
Importance of positive credit history and good credit score for immigrants  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - August 28, 2022 - 12:00am
The other day I received a call from a client who sounded very worried. He told me that unbeknownst to him, his credit card showed an unpaid debt.
Application to extend status
by Atty Marco F.G. Tomakin - August 21, 2022 - 12:00am
Recently, Joey, a tourist visa holder who came to the US asked me how he can prolong his stay. He arrived three months ago and is left with another three months before his period of authorized stay is up.
The consequences of a drug conviction
by Atty Marco F.G. Tomakin - August 14, 2022 - 12:00am
Loida, a naturalized US citizen, returned to Cebu for a high school reunion.
Naturalization application is not as easy as you think  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - July 24, 2022 - 12:00am
As I often do here in this column, I share real experiences of myself and my clients in my immigration practice with the hope that our readers can learn a lesson or two that can guide them in their own immigration...
Happy anniversary The FREEMAN!
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - July 17, 2022 - 12:00am
Let me start by congratulating The FREEMAN on its 103rd anniversary. As the longest running newspaper in Cebu, and one of the oldest in the country, this paper has stood the test of time.
Does an expert representation make a difference?    
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - July 10, 2022 - 12:00am
In my years in practice, there are quite a number of times when I was asked if I handle other areas of law in which an immigrant may have interest.
Congratulations  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - July 3, 2022 - 12:00am
Congratulations to the Filipino nation in ushering in a new era of Philippine governance.
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