Immigration Law

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EVERY COUNTRY EXCEPT THE PHILIPPINES: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN OPT-OUT PROVISION UNDER THE CSPA - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 5 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Section 6 of the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) allows beneficiaries of I-130 petitions that have been converted from the Family Second Preference (F2B) to the Family First Preference (F1), after the parent has naturalized, to opt out and remain... Read More

Tags: cspa , f2a , mehta , f1 , Philippines

USCIS Expedites US/Filipino IR I-130s
Posted on 15 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"" USCIS has proactively identified and is expediting pending I-130, Petition for Alien Relative , forms that have been filed by U.S. citizens for their Filipino immediate relatives. Our standard security checks remain in place." - USCIS... Read More

CA9 on Withholding, Philippines, Sexual Orientation, Clear Error: Vitug v. Holder
Posted on 25 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Dennis Vitug, a native and citizen of the Philippines, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (“BIA”) order vacating an immigration judge’s (“IJ”) grant of withholding of removal and protection... Read More