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Blog Posts in July, 2013

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  • August 2013 Visa Bulletin Current for F2A Preference
    August 2013 Visa Bulletin Current for F2A Preference

    This month, the United States Department of State published its August 2013 Visa Bulletin . The Visa Bulletin contains two charts showing the availability of visas for preference immigrants in the ...

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  • Visas Available for Same-Sex Spouses of Diversity Visa Winners
    Visas Available for Same-Sex Spouses of Diversity Visa Winners

    The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), of which I am a member, recently issued a practice alert that reminds attorneys of the importance of educating their clients about changes in the ...

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  • Defendant Avoids Sentencing Enhancement for Burglary Conviction
    Defendant Avoids Sentencing Enhancement for Burglary Conviction

    Michael Descamps was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He faced 10 years in prison for that conviction. The government sought to increase his sentence to a mandatory minimum of 15 ...

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  • House of Representatives Struggles with
    House of Representatives Struggles with "Amnesty" for Immigration Violators

    The New York Times ran a piece this week on the prevailing sentiment among Republicans in the House of Representatives against passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill. As leading lights in the ...

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  • Immigration Bill Passes Senate; Same-Sex Couples Get Green Cards
    Immigration Bill Passes Senate; Same-Sex Couples Get Green Cards

    The 2013 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) annual conference just wrapped up last weekend. I attended eighteen fascinating sessions dealing with business immigration, family immigration ...

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