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President Biden and Amnesty

President Biden and Amnesty

By Davis & Associates | December 23, 2020

There has been a lot of talk about the Biden Administration providing amnesty benefits to people living in the U.S. illegally. This rumor has motivated me to write an article on the subject of amnesty and how the U.S. government system works to check the powers of the various branches of the federal government. What…

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USA Political Asylum | Texas Immigration Attorney

Ask Garry: USA Political Asylum Issues – One Year Filing Deadline and Work Authorization

By Davis & Associates | July 30, 2020

Many people come to the United States for the purpose of seeking protection from persecution in their countries of nationality. To pursue that protection, a person must file an I-589 Application for Political Asylum. For an application to be arguable, the applicant must be able to prove that they are at risk of being persecuted…

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Trump Administration DACA

Ask Garry: DACA vs Trump | What’s the Future of DACA under the Trump Administration?

By Davis & Associates | July 15, 2020

Let me start by saying President Trump does not like DACA. Does that comment shock anyone? If it does, then you haven’t been paying attention. The courts have tried to check the President and give it back. The President continues fighting against it. In this article, I will review the recent events on DACA between…

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Trump Bans Work Visas for The Remainder of 2020

By Davis & Associates | June 24, 2020

President Trump has issued a new executive order that prohibits visa issuance for certain classes of employment visas. The affected classes are H-1B, H-2B, some categories of J-1, and L-1. The ban also includes dependent family members who could accompany the spouse with the primary visa classification, such as a spouse and unmarried minor children.…

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Supreme Court Extends DACA Protections

A Lifeline to Dreamers: Supreme Court Extends DACA Protections

By Davis & Associates | June 19, 2020

The US Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, extended a reprieve to recipients of benefits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Although they did not find President Trump’s political decision to end the program outside the bounds of his power as President, or to make it permanent for those who have it,…

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Can Trump Really Ban Immigration Because of COVID-19

President Trump, Politics and the Limits of Executive Power

By Davis & Associates | April 22, 2020

President Trump recently announced that he would halt immigration to the US, citing the COVID-19 pandemic and rampant unemployment caused by the shutdown of the US economy in response to the pandemic. Specifically, he said: “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our…

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Coronavirus and Chinese Immigration

Coronavirus and Immigration | Ask Garry

By Davis & Associates | March 16, 2020

The World Health Organization has declared the Coronavirus as a “public health emergency of international concern.” How does this tragic outbreak affect US immigration? USCIS has closed its international offices in Beijing and Ghuangzhou, China. All appointments will be rescheduled. Additionally, USCIS has encouraged everyone who feels sick or has started manifesting symptoms of illness…

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Why Are USCIS Fees Increasing?

Ask Garry: Why Are The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Fees Going Up?

By Davis & Associates | November 21, 2019

USCIS has announced a change in the fees it charges for the services it provides. The announcement became official November 14th, but is subject to comments from the public for over 30 days. The rate change is expected to go into effect in December 2019, while the comment period is still running.   Here is…

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Why Are H-1B Petition Denials Rising?

Ask Garry: Why Are H-1B Petition Denials Rising?

By Davis & Associates | November 19, 2019

According to a report from the National Foundation for American Policy, October 2019, it is now four times more likely that an H-1B petition will be denied by USCIS. Of most concern is the fact that the law on H-1Bs has not changed. If the law is the same, what is it that accounts for…

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What is Political Asylum?

By Garry Davis | August 9, 2016

Political asylum is an application filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an agency in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), that allows an applicant to seek protection from persecution in their country of nationality. An applicant must prove the following: That the application has been filed within one year of entry into…

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