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What Do the Presidential Front-Runners Think?

Immigration has been a major subject of debate among politicians for decades. As a result, comprehensive immigration reform has been a pipe dream. As the election cycle plays out, Democrats and Republicans have become so polarized on this issue that it is nearly impossible to predict the likelihood of any reform.

According to a variety of […]

The Twelve Days of (Immigration) Christmas

The holiday season is time for reflection on the immigration process and prospects for the coming year.  Much is in flux – immigration reform, mixed adjudication standards and so on.  But one thing we know for certain – the twelve days of Christmas are upon us.  With apologizes to carolers everywhere:

On the first day of […]

Reentry Permits, LPRS, and Children Born Abroad

“Congratulations on the birth of your new baby!”

Recently when I read a similar comment in the Sunday bulletin at my church, it reminded me of a small but important law in the U.S. immigration regulations about reentry permits for parents in U.S. lawful permanent resident (“LPR” or “green card”) status who give birth to a […]

By | March 25th, 2014|Blog, Family Visas|

Family in ’14: Immigration and family-based green card cases

If you are a lawful permanent resident (LPR or green card holder) or U.S. citizen 21 years of age or older with relatives abroad, one of your 2014 New Year’s resolutions may be to sponsor them for a green card.  Trow & Rahal can help you navigate through the application process!

Here is some basic but […]

By | January 23rd, 2014|Blog, Family Visas|

Yeah! for Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Couples in a Post-DOMA World

June 26, 2013 was a remarkable moment in history for same-sex couples. The U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor, struck down as unconstitutional Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage legalized by the states. If the marriage is valid under the law […]

By | August 27th, 2013|Blog, Family Visas|