The President’s Executive Order Suspends Issuance of Visa and Immigration Benefit to Certain Nationals.

SUMMARY: Within his first week of office, President Trump signed an Executive Order (“EO”) that affects the Immigrant Community. The EO stated its goal to address the threats faced by the United States since the tragedies of September 11, 2001. President Trump entitled the EO “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United […]

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2016 Presidential Election: The Candidates on Immigration

The 2016 US Presidential Election will enter history as one of the most polarizing elections in in recent memory. Aside from the frequent and often times vicious attacks between the two candidates this year’s election also represents a stark contrast in policy views. It seems that our country has reached a point of reckoning, which […]

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Great Week at the Office

Following many years of litigation, we were finally able to re-unify a family after more than 5 years of separation. While our work typically involves re-unification of families separated across borders, occasionally a case captures the essence of our law firm reminding us in vivid terms why we do what we do. We recently experienced […]

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Expansion of Provisional Unlawful Waivers

On July 29, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security announced in the Federal Register an expansion of the provisional waiver of admissibility rules, which was originally announced in 2013. The rule allows individuals who are inadmissible in the United States based on accrual of unlawful presence to seek and secure a “provisional waiver” of the […]

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Office Trip To Cuba

In January 2016, attorneys and staff of  Paschal Nwokocha Law Offices went on an intriguing trip to Cuba.  We had great discussions with Esteban Morales Dominguez, the noted expert on race relations in Cuba. Mr. Morales has written a lot on the subject of race relations in Cuba. We also had the unique privilege of […]

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In The Land Of The Free: Lessons from our Immigrant History, a Blog Series 2

  In our last entry, we examined how the Irish, immigrants who initially were met with much resistance and prejudice upon their arrival to the United States, were able to eventually shed the negative connotations associated with their ethnicity and become a well-respected and integral people within their adopted country. As is well-documented, this transformation […]

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