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The Ties That Bind: Can Family Unity Co-Exist With LPR Status?

" The main lesson learned from Lateef v. Holder is that waiting outside the US with your loved ones, until they can immigrate to the US, can result in abandonment of your green card. Due to the tremendous backlogs in the family-based immigration system, it can take years before an LPR can sponsor...

Free the Children: Don't Automatically Impute LPR Abandonment to Minors

"It is no longer fair to reflexively impute the abandonment of a parent’s LPR status onto a child, especially in situations where the child has expressed an intent contrary to the parent." - Cyrus D. Mehta, Dec. 1, 2013 .