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How Much It Costs to Deport an Undocumented Immigrant

CNN Money published an article a few weeks ago outlining the costs of deportation in the United States—specifically the Immigration and Customs Enforcement process, which handles a little over ...
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Malden, Massachusetts: An Unofficial Sanctuary City

Mayor Gary Christenson of Malden, Massachusetts says his city doesn’t need to declare itself as a “sanctuary city” because it has always been and will always be a safe, open place ...
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New right of action; criminal consequences for immigration notario fraud in Massachusetts

Previously, notaries public in Massachusetts were bound by an Executive Order, issued by Gov. Mitt Romney. These executive orders have been enacted as state law in the amended M. G. L. c. 222. The ...
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Expanded I-601A Waivers Have Arrived!

On August 29, 2016 new rules took effect that makes a huge change in family immigration. Now, anyone who is legally eligible for an unlawful presence waiver can now apply for a provisional waiver in ...
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"Trump Effect" inspires many citizenship applications | Malden Immigration Lawyer

It isn't just immigration lawyers who have noticed the increase in people applying for citizenship. Many people have come to Jamie Gorton's office and said that they are most excited to become ...
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Immigration Fees Increasing | Malden Immigration Lawyer

USCIS Announces Proposed Rule for Fee Increases Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security proposed a rule to adjust specific immigration and naturalization benefit request fees charged ...
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New changes to Visa Waiver Program (ESTA) Now in Effect

The Obama administration is implementing new legal changes made by Congress to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), sometimes referred to as ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization). Currently ...
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USCIS Reaches Cap for Approving U Visas for Crime Victims

For the seventh straight year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has reached the statutory maximum of approval for U-1 nonimmigrant petitions (U visas). Every year, USCIS can approve up to ...
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Jamie Gorton Contributes to New Hampshire Bar News

Attorney Jamie Gorton recently wrote and published an article titled, “ Family Law : Accidental Bigamy, Comity, and Foreign Divorces,” in the November issue of New Hampshire Bar News. The ...
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Bill Seeks to Change Legal Terminology for Noncitizens

In October, Congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas proposed a bill called the Correcting Hurtful and Alienating Names in Government Expression (CHANGE) Act, which intends to remove the term ...
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New green card rules: early application for thousands

The changes announced on the October 2015 Visa Bulletin are ground-shaking. It is now possible to apply for a green card before your priority date becomes current. (function() { var _fbq = window._fbq ...
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Top 3 Things to Know about TPS for Nepal

Top 3 Things to Know about TPS for Nepal On June 24, 2015 the Department of Homeland Security started accepting applications for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for people from Nepal. The program ...
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TPS now available for Nepal

Immigration Protection Granted to Nepalese Temporary Protected Status and work authorization now available Nepali nationals inside the United States may now apply for protection from deportation and ...
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Immigration Won't Recognize My Divorce

US Citizenship and Immigration Services has complex rules about who is married and who isn't married for immigration purposes. A common problem is when Immigration won't accept your divorce as ...
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Immigration Sent Me a Request for Evidence

You think your immigration case is going great, until you open the mail and get a Request for Evidence. It is printed on bright yellow or blue paper and it reads like someone ripped out a page of the ...
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Immigration Court recovers from catastrophic computer crash

Several weeks ago, the Immigration Court suffered a huge computer crash that took down not only the Court's automated Hotline, but the Court's own case software as well. The outage affected ...
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