Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Shut Door on DACA Renewals Has Reopened

by Anish Vashistha

On January 9, 2018, a San Francisco-based federal judge in the Northern District of California issued a preliminary injunction ordering the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") to resume the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA, calling its termination a "mistake of law." DACA is an executive policy implemented in 2012 by the Obama administration to postpone deportations of undocumented foreign nationals who entered the U.S. as children by allowing them legally to work. U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup's preliminary injunction orders the Trump administration to resume DACA renewals until the final order or decision on the matter is issued, concluding that the recipients of DACA would suffer irreparable harm absent an injunction. Under Judge Alsup's order, former DACA recipients who failed to renew their status by the October 5, 2017 deadline now have a chance to submit renewal applications, and DHS will also be required to allow renewals of applications expiring in the future. DHS is not required, however, to accept new DACA applications, i.e., initia-DACA applications. The Trump administration is expected to seek a stay of Judge Alsup's order from a higher court, but as of now, previous recipients of DACA, whose DACA either has expired or will expire, are encouraged to apply for renewal as soon as possible. The entirety of Judge Alsup's order may be found here.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

End of the Line: Keeping Track of When You're Next in Green-Card Quota

by Anish Vashistha

This blog post includes the recording of my twenty-first show, which originally aired Friday September 30, 2016. It was my final show of the season. This twenty-first podcast focuses on the October 2016 U.S.-Department-of-State Visa Bulletin and the USCIS Adjustment-of-Status filing chart, but there were a lot of good questions asked during the show as well. One can click here to listen to the entirety of the show.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Want to become a U.S. Citizen?: Timing the Naturalization Application when There's Negative History

by Anish Vashistha

This blog post includes the recording of my twentieth show, which originally aired Friday September 23, 2016. If you want to hear the shows live, then tune in to 980AM at 2:30pm (California time) every Friday afternoon. This twentieth podcast focuses on complicated naturalization cases wherein there may be criminal history or other type of negative history, and one can click here to listen to the entirety of the show.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Easy Immigration Cases and the Hard Ones: Knowing When a Specialist is Needed

by Anish Vashistha

This blog post includes the recording of my nineteenth show, which originally aired Friday September 16, 2016. If you want to hear the shows live, then tune in to 980AM at 2:30pm (California time) every Friday afternoon. This nineteenth podcast focuses on knowing when an attorney at all is required for an immigration case and knowing when a specialist must be utilized to obtain a positive result, and one can click here to listen to the entirety of the show.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

For the Savvy Investor: The E-2 Nonimmigrant Visa

by Anish Vashistha

This blog post includes the recording of my eighteenth show, which originally aired Friday September 9, 2016. If you want to hear the shows live, then tune in to 980AM at 2:30pm (California time) every Friday afternoon. This eighteenth podcast focuses on nonimmigrant-investor-related options, and one can click here to listen to the entirety of the show.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Not Going as Planned: Changing Direction in an Immigration Strategy

by Anish Vashistha

This blog post includes the recording of my seventeenth show, which originally aired Friday September 2, 2016. If you want to hear the shows live, then tune in to 980AM at 2:30pm (California time) every Friday afternoon. This seventeenth podcast focuses on a theme consistent with how the show itself went: flexibility to adapt to circumstances despite having a preexisting strategy, and one can click here to listen to the entirety of the show.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Looking for Help: How to Pick a Good Immigration Lawyer

by Anish Vashistha

This blog post includes the recording of my sixteenth show, which originally aired Friday August 26, 2016. If you want to hear the shows live, then tune in to 980AM at 2:30pm (California time) every Friday afternoon. This sixteenth podcast focuses on the types of values one may want to find in an immigration lawyer, and one can click here to listen to the entirety of the show.