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A Guide to Travelling With a Green Card, Part 3

There are many responsibilities for lawful permanent residents, several of which have been covered in the previous entries. Another one that is very important is the filing of US taxes. Pursuant to 8 C.R.F. § 316.5(c)(2), “an applicant who is a lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United states, but who voluntarily claims nonresident alien status […]

Arizona News

Jan Brewer and Obama Face Off Over Her New Book

From where reporters were standing, it looked like heated words were being exchanged between President Obama and Gov. Brewer in front of public officials and reporters Wednesday, during his post-State of the Union tour. According to White House officials, the confrontation was based on Jan Brewer’s recently published book, which includes a written account of […]

Community Involvement

SARRC – Addie Mocca and Janet Kirwan What a Great Team!

Did you know that 1 out of 64 children in Arizona has been diagnosed with autism? It’s sad but true. These two amazing ladies, Addie Mocca and Janet Kirwan from SARRC (Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center) are truly making a difference in lives of so many children with Autism. Maria Jones Law Firm is […]


Joe Arpaio- Reprimanded for Targeting Latinos

Phoenix- A federal judge strongly rebuked Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa Country and one of his chief deputies on Monday, March 24 th stating that they had defied, even mocked the judge’s order last year to stop singling out Latinos during routine patrols, traffic stops, and work place raids. Judge G. Murray Snow of US District Court, […]


Republican Candidates Face Uphill Battle with Latino Voters

As the Republican primaries shift over to the Western United States, many candidates will be fighting an uphill battle to attract Latino voters. Jesse Gutierrez, who runs a conservative network called Nevada Latinos for Prosperity, says “There needs to be a little more outreach, a little more education and a softer approach to immigration. The Democrats […]


Tips for Avoiding U.S. Immigration Trouble: Part 1

Immigration into the U.S. can be a complicated procedure. Here are 4 tips to help keep the process going smoothly, and prevent any future trouble. Delays happen, plan for them. If you are currently in the United States and your work permit is in need of renewing, be aware that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services […]


Tips for Avoiding U.S. Immigration Trouble, Part 2

The previous entry on this blog was some tips on how to avoid potential issues with regards to U.S. Immigration. In this entry, I will outline 6 more tips to help make sure everything goes smoothly. Do whatever you can to avoid summary removal. When you arrive on U.S. soil from out of the country, you […]


Make Sure You Don’t File for Driver’s License too Early

A very common belief among people filing for immigration is that when they get their driver’s license or Social Security number, they it gives their status some kind of legalization. For that reason, many people are in a hurry to obtain them. More often than not, however, when people are in too much of a hurry to […]


USCIS Expands List of Countries Eligible for H-2A and H-2B

According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of Homeland Security consulted with the Department of State, and identified 53 new countries whose nationals are now eligible to be in the H-2A and H-2B programs for the coming year. The H-2A program gives eligible U.S. employers the ability to fill temporary agricultural jobs by bringing […]


USCIS Changes Locations for Filing Form I-130

According to a recent report from the USCIS, the filing locations for the immigration Form I-130, which is a petition for an alien relative, are changing. Instead of the previous locations, domestic petitioners are now supposed to mail their standalone I-130 applications to either the Phoenix Lockbox, or the Chicago Lockbox, depending on the location of their […]


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