Category Archives: Immigration Issues

U Visa Limit for 2014 Already Reached

The U nonimmigrant status (U visa) is a special visa set aside for victims of crimes who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse and are willing to assist law enforcement and government officials in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity. Congress created the U visa with the passage of the Victims of […]

Will a DUI Affect Your Ability to Reenter the U.S. if You Have a Green Card?

The overlap between criminal and immigration law can get complicated very quickly, and if you are in this situation, it is always best to consult with an attorney.  Generally speaking, any time a green card holder commits a crime, two questions must be asked. The first question is is it the type of crime for […]

Issues Keeping the U.S. Border Patrol in Line With Reforms

At the request of Congress in 2010, a review U.S. Border Patrol’s (CBP) policy on the use of force by border patrol agents was performed by Department of Homeland Security.  The report gave several recommendations as to steps that should be taken in order to balance the safety of agents against the unnecessary use of […]