The Personal Challenges Behind Migrating

Thousands of people around the world desperately wish to leave their homelands and travel to the United States for a variety of reasons. Often, their dreams for a new life parallel the motivations that caused the Pilgrims to leave their own homelands for America. Many who hope to escape war, persecution, famine and poverty believe […]

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July 2020 DACA Update

The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it will reject new applications for the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program despite a federal judge’s order earlier this month that new applicants should be given consideration. The judge’s order came after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that the Department of Homeland Security didn’t follow proper procedure […]

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The Impact of Immigration in America

Immigrants have always represented a transfusion of human capital, dynamism, and creativity to the receiving country, despite heated political rhetoric to the contrary. Episodes of ecological disaster and civil war can cause entire populations to leave for another country to save their lives. More commonly, though, immigrants leave home because they make a voluntary decision […]

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Acculturative Stress in Immigrants

Given the heightened levels of anti-immigration sentiments permeating the United States over the past few years, Peoples of Color who also happen to be immigrants or who are children of immigrants are faced with yet another burden that researchers have called “acculturative stress”: an additional type of psychological stress that is faced by immigrants and […]

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June Immigration Executive Order

President Donald Trump’s latest curb on immigration tightens and extends restrictions on foreign work visas and legal immigration to the U.S. The newly signed order blocks — through the end of the year — visas for a variety of guest workers such as au pairs, engineers and scientists, who come to work for a limited period of […]

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Young Migrants Today

The young migrants and asylum seekers swim across the Rio Grande and clamber into the dense brush of Texas, across the US and Mexico border. Many are teens who left Central America on their own. Others were sent along by parents from refugee camps in Mexico. They are as young as 10. Under US law […]

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Why Clinical Evaluations are Important

Are you filing for a petition or a waiver for an immigration case? Has your immigration attorney suggested a psychological or clinical evaluation as part of filing your petition? If so, you’ve come to the right place! These types of evaluations are our specialty. You may have heard of cases where some petitions have been […]

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