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Immigration Interview with Attorney Monique Kornfeld on YouTube

Please visit YouTube to watch the interview with me about US immigration law and employment-based immigration in particular.  This video is around 30 minutes long and I discuss different nonimmigrant working visas, such as H-1Bs, E-2s, TNs and L-1s, as well as PERM labor certification green card cases and some family-based immigration.

Attorney General Restricts Asylum for Victims of Domestic Violence

On June 11, 2018, Attorney General Sessions issued a precedent decision, vacating a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and finding that generally, victims of domestic violence and other victims of crime committed by non-governmental actors do not qualify for asylum. His decision usurps the independence of the Immigration Courts and the BIA and READ MORE

Trump Issues Executive Order on Immigration & National Security

President Trump’s most recent executive order, ‘Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,’ impacts immigration in its quest to abate terrorist attacks. In particular it does the following: • Imposes a 90-day entry ban into the US on foreign nationals from seven countries with high Muslim populations linked to concerns over terrorism, which READ MORE

Trump’s Anti-Immigration Executive Orders

It is getting increasingly difficult to tolerate the constant deluge of news about Trump’s anti-immigration policies, actions and attitudes. Just today, he issued two executive orders affecting immigration. The one on border security and immigrant enforcement includes building a wall along our border with Mexico. The second focuses on public safety in the interior of READ MORE

Obama Administration Ending “Wet Foot, Dry Foot” Cuban Policy

The Obama administration is ending the “wet foot, dry foot” policy in place that automatically grants legal permanent residency to Cubans who arrive in the United States by land without visas and returns those intercepted at sea. The Obama administration is also ending a policy to immediately deport Cubans apprehended at ports of entry or READ MORE