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Immigration is frequently changing. Here at Nanthaveth and Associates, we like to keep you updated with the latest news in local and national immigration, tell you about changes within our firm, and share helpful information pertaining to your immigration needs.

Trump National Emergency

News Brief: Can Trump Declare a National Emergency to Fund Border Wall?

Jan 8, 2019

News Brief: Can Trump Declare A National Emergency to Fund Border Wall? January 8, 2019   In December, President Donald Trump threatened to force a government shutdown in a desperate attempt to fund his border wall. A hallmark of his 2016 campaign, Trump has relentlessly sought funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall since taking office.…

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Asylum United States

Asylum in the United States: An Overview

Jan 3, 2019

Asylum in the United States: An Overview In a world often full of violence and discord, thousands of refugees flee their native countries in search of peace. Those seeking asylum, or protection, in the United States often fear persecution for a variety of reasons. In fact, asylees may face imprisonment, serious injury, or even death…

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DACA Past Present Future

All About DACA: Past, Present, and Future

Dec 27, 2018

All About DACA: Past, Present, and Future In 2012, President Barack Obama announced that a specific class of immigrants – certain childhood arrivals, were now eligible for “deferred action.” This meant that while officially protected by federal deferred action via DACA, any potential removal proceedings would not occur. Obviously, such protections require recipients to (1)…

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Asylum Seekers Wait in Mexico

News Brief: Trump Announces Asylum Seekers Must Wait in Mexico

Dec 21, 2018

News Brief: Trump Announces Asylum Seekers Must Wait in Mexico December 21, 2018 Throughout the fall, we’ve followed the unraveling of asylum procedures and policies at the US-Mexico border. In October 2018, a migrant caravan consisting of thousands of potential asylees began an arduous and perilous journey from Honduras. Its goal? American soil, where asylum…

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H-1B Visa Updates

H-1B Visa Updates Proposed by USCIS

Dec 20, 2018

H-1B Visa Updates Proposed by USCIS December 20, 2018   Across the United States (U.S.), the H-1B visa program benefits thousands upon thousands of immigrants and employers alike. Recipients of H-1B visas work in a variety of fields, benefit the U.S. economy, and bring unique skillsets to the labor market. Because of its benefits and…

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Trump Demands Border Wall

News Brief: Government Shutdown Looms as Trump Demands Border Wall Funding

Dec 14, 2018

News Brief: Government Shutdown Looms as Trump Demands Border Wall Funding December 14, 2018 During his 2016 campaign, Donald Trump made a key campaign promise: to build a continuous physical barrier along the southern United States (U.S.) border. This was received with fervor by Trump’s supporters. Chants of “build the wall!” boomed during the 2016…

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Free Consultation Immigration Attorney

5 Reasons to Schedule a Free Consultation with an Immigration Attorney

Dec 13, 2018

5 Reasons to Schedule a Free Consultation with an Immigration Attorney If you’re reading this, you may be asking yourself – “Do I need a lawyer?” The answer is likely “yes.” Your livelihood in the United States is too important to leave any court ruling to chance. When unexpected troubles arise concerning your right to…

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Migrant Caravan Reaches US

News Brief: Tensions Rise as Migrant Caravan Reaches US Border

Dec 7, 2018

News Brief: Tensions Rise as Migrant Caravan Reaches US Border December 7, 2018 Beginning in Mid-October, a migrant caravan originating in Honduras began a perilous journey towards the United States (US) border. Its mission – safety in numbers as thousands of Central Americans traveled to the US seeking asylum. Political asylum is internationally recognized and…

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H-1B Visa

A Quick Guide to the H-1B Visa Process

Dec 6, 2018

A Quick Guide to the H-1B Visa Process Companies based in the United States (US) often seek highly qualified applicants from overseas. Candidates chosen and sponsored by companies can enter the US via an H-1B nonimmigrant visa. In fact, H-1B visas bolster the US economy by encouraging the immigration of highly skilled workers. Often, such immigrants…

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Trump Asylum Policies

News Brief: New Trump Asylum Policies at US-Mexico Border

Nov 30, 2018

News Brief: New Trump Asylum Policies at US-Mexico Border November 30, 2018 As families across America celebrated Thanksgiving last week, the Trump administration continued to work to deny rights to asylum seekers at the US-Mexico border. According to The Washington Post, a potential new deal may force migrants from South and Central America to wait…

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