Free Citizenship Workshop for North Texas Immigrants

Plano Multi-Cultural Outreach Roundtable will host a free citizenship workshop on Saturday, February 11,  2017, 2 p.m. in Plano, Texas. Scheef & Stone immigration attorneys are volunteers to help citizenship applicants with their applications. Attorney Ann Badmus is a featured speaker as…

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Trump Travel Ban Update for Immigrants and Their Employers – January 31, 2017

The recent Executive Order (E.O.) banning visas and travel to the U.S. for citizens of seven countries has caused turmoil and distress for immigrants, their families, and their employers or businesses.   The E.O. also imposes other restrictions that could affect…

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President Trump’s First Executive Orders on Immigration

American Immigration Council explains the two Executive Orders related to immigration signed by the President today: “Our American values and laws dictate that everyone receive a just and fair process, whether they have been in in this country for decades…

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When to File Your Adjustment of Status Application for Family-Sponsored or Employment-Based Immigrant Visas: February 2017

Are you seeking to adjust your status and become a U.S. permanent resident under a family-sponsored or employment-based preference immigrant visa? If you have not yet had a relative or employer file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf, please…

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Government dismantles the NSEERS, a post 9/11 registry program that mostly targeted Muslim males

Statement from the American Immigration Council on the End of NSEERS Washington D.C. – Today, the Department of Homeland Security officially ended a Bush-era registry created after 9/11 to track noncitizen men from predominantly Muslim countries. The registry, known as…

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When to File Your Adjustment of Status Application for Family-Sponsored or Employment-Based Immigrant Visas: January 2017

Are you seeking to adjust your status and become a U.S. permanent resident under a family-sponsored or employment-based preference immigrant visa? If you have not yet had a relative or employer file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf, please…

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Ann Badmus Discusses Sanctuary Cities on Talk Radio

Here’s my recent radio interview with Chris Saucedo WBAP News Talk Radio in Dallas.  Interesting and lively discussion about immigration law and so-called “sanctuary cities.” I’d love to hear what you think about sanctuary cities and current direction of immigration….

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DHS TRIP Progam Gives Foreign Travelers a Way to Avoid Screening Delays or Correct Travel Records

  The DHS Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP) offers a single point of contact to resolve traveler issues with the  international travel screening process.  The program might help you if: You were denied or delayed boarding for your flights…

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What’s My Status? Immigration Lawyers Bombarded With Questions Following Trump Win

In the wake of the election, immigration lawyers are getting tons of calls and emails from clients worried about the potential impact on their immigration status.  Eye Opener TV reported on this story and interviewed me for my take on…

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How to get your immigration records from the government

You may want or need a copy of your immigration records from the government for many reasons.  Whatever the purpose, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives you the right to access that information, regardless of your immigration status.  However,…

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