Texas DPS has shared the following information for non-citizens who have lawful status and need to renew a Texas driver’s license. If possible, the customer should visit a driver license office at least 30 days before your driver license or limited term status expires to allow enough time if a 3rd verification of your documents… Read More »
During the presidential campaign, president-elect Donald Trump said he plans to do away with the DACA program. Trump has provided no specifics, and has not said when this might happen. DACA was authorized in 2012 by the Department of Homeland Security. Eligible undocumented persons who came to the U.S. as children got work authorization, protection from… Read More »
USCIS announced its filing fee increase. Effective December 23, 2016 applications and petitions must include the new fee. USCIS has a webpage with the old and new fees, here. We’ve also reprinted it for you, below: Immigration Benefit Request New Fee ($) Old Fee ($) G–1041 Genealogy Index Search Request 65 20 G–1041A Genealogy Records Request… Read More »
LGBT clients who have questions about a green card through marriage often ask about the process for someone who illegally entered the U.S., or has HIV, or is not ‘out’ to family, or was previously in an opposite-sex marriage. Board Certified Immigration Law Specialist Lynn Olinger, an immigration attorney in Dallas serving clients throughout the… Read More »
If you are faced with the possibility that you will be removed (deported) from the United States, hiring Olinger Law, Dallas – Fort Worth immigration attorney, will benefit you greatly whether you must go to immigration court or not. EXPERTISE Attorney Lynn Olinger has over 20 years of federal trial and federal appeals court experience,… Read More »
Dallas County Drawn Into Birth Certificate Debate by Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune August 5, 2015 Texas’ second-largest county has adopted a controversial policy that advocacy groups say could infringe on the civil rights of U.S. citizens born to undocumented parents. The Dallas County clerk’s office announced on its website that as of June 1 it no… Read More »
Americans of all faiths support a comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship. At 63%, this is three times those who favor deportation. 4500 Americans were surveyed. Religious leaders, including Catholics, Evangelical Protestants, Jews, and Muslims, likewise back this comprehensive approach.
“Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act . . .is no longer an impediment to the recognition of lawful same-sex marriages and spouses under the Immigration and Nationality Act if the marriage is valid under the laws of the State where it was celebrated.” So ruled the national Board of Immigration Appeals on July 17, 2013,… Read More »
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s June 26, 2013 statment about immigration benefits following the Supreme Court’s declaration of DOMA’s unconstitutionality: I applaud today’s Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor holding that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. This discriminatory law denied thousands of legally married same-sex couples many important… Read More »
Immigration’s new Naturalization Self Test for U.S. citizenship preparation is so good we hope that native-born Americans check it out! Designed by the Smithsonian to learn and self test U.S. history and civics, it is unlike any of the other, typical, USCIS bureaucracy-feel webpages.