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What is the California Values Act?

Posted by Richard J. Tasoff | Mar 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a Californian, the recent spate of undocumented immigrant deportations undoubtedly distresses you greatly. California has long been a champion of undocumented immigrants. and many California cities call themselves “sanctuary cities,” meaning that they try to protect their undocumented resident...

Supreme Court gives DACA a reprieve

Posted by Richard J. Tasoff | Mar 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

With the recent spate of deportations, undocumented immigrants in California and across the nation are in a state of panic, fearing that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials could swoop down on them at any time and deport them to their country of origin. Now, thanks to the U.S. Supreme C...

What does it mean to be an American citizen?

Posted by Richard J. Tasoff | Mar 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you are a foreign-born California resident seeking U.S. citizenship, you may be wondering exactly what it means to be an American citizen. If you have asked citizens this question, you know that each one gives a different answer. Rather than finding this confusing, you should find it heartenin...

February 2018 Archives

Posted by Richard J. Tasoff | Feb 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

It may come as no surprise that President Donald Trump has made recent comments about immigration that are making Californians uneasy. Trump has said he is considering removing Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers from California. This threat is in response to the Golden State declaring i...

Senate rejects four immigration proposals

Posted by Richard J. Tasoff | Feb 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

With the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program due to expire on March 5, the Senate has been scrambling to come up with a compromise to address the plight of California and other U.S. residents who were illegally brought into this country as children. The Trump administration has been ag...

Understanding permanent employment-based immigration

Posted by Richard J. Tasoff | Feb 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you are looking to move to California or another part of the United States for work, you may be able to do so by securing an employment-based visa. There are multiple types of employment-based visas, and the kind that might be most appropriate for you will likely depend factors such as your in...

A classification to protect abused young immigrants

Posted by Richard J. Tasoff | Feb 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

There have been a lot of recent news stories concerning young immigrants and young refugees to California and the rest of the United States. It is worthwhile to point out that the U.S. government does provide protections for young immigrants who are abused, abandoned or neglected by their parents...

January 2018 Archives

Posted by Richard J. Tasoff | Jan 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

As an immigrant in the current political turmoil, you may constantly be in fear for your future. You do not want authorities to take you away from your loved ones, but neither do you want to risk breaking the law and making your case worse by not cooperating.

What to do if ICE comes for you

Posted by Richard J. Tasoff | Jan 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

What to do if ICE comes for you On behalf of Law Office of Tasoff and Tasoff posted in blog on Monday, January 29, 2018. As an immigrant in the current political turmoil, you may constantly be in fear for your future. You do not want authorities to take you away from your loved ones, but neithe...

Keeping a family together

Posted by Richard J. Tasoff | Jan 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many immigrants in California are becoming increasingly nervous about their status in the USA. California has a reputation as a haven for new Americans, but it reasonable to assume, based on current events, that the United States federal government does not share the position of acceptance. This ...

Health standards for U. S. permanent residency

Posted by Richard J. Tasoff | Jan 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

There are a number of conditions that people seeking permanency residency in the United States must meet in order to qualify. One of them, according to the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act, is to meet certain health requirements. Without being cleared medically, a person cannot become a perma...

December 2017 Archives

Posted by Richard J. Tasoff | Dec 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

As many familiar with the process of obtaining work visas in California are likely to attest, the process of becoming a legal permanent resident is seldom straightforward. This is due, in part, to the large amount of legislation governing immigration, not only to the state of California, but the ...

3 tips for passing your marriage visa interview

Posted by Richard J. Tasoff | Dec 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Before you can get lawful permanent residence in the U.S. through marriage, you will need to attend an interview with officials from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. If you are not ready for your interview and make mistakes, you may be denied entry into the country. The process of obta...

Various visas for international marriage

Posted by Richard J. Tasoff | Dec 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

A marriage between a California resident and his or her foreign national fiancée or fiancé might require multiple visa applications if the applicants do not follow directions precisely, or if they choose to pursue an improper avenue. There are also several types of visas available, depending on m...

Who should submit an affidavit of support?

Posted by Richard J. Tasoff | Dec 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

An affidavit of support is an important document that a resident of California or any other state signs to accept financial responsibility on behalf of a foreign resident, typically a relative, who seeks to reside permanently in the United States. Federal law dictates that a number of individuals...

What is a J-1 visa?

Posted by Richard J. Tasoff | Dec 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you are a typical California resident, you probably have never heard of the J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program. The Department of State explains that this program and its visa allows over 300,000 foreign visitors from 200 countries and territories to experience American society each year by wor...

Can I stay in the United States after graduation?

Posted by Richard J. Tasoff | Dec 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

In recent years, more than a million international students have flocked to study in American colleges and universities. Although their numbers seem to have dropped in 2017 after several moves by President Trump, the figures are still significant.  Many of these students enjoy their time in the ...

Recent developments regarding sanctuary cities

Posted by Richard J. Tasoff | Nov 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

California citizens, immigrants and residents have every right to be updated by reports of the current administration's position on sanctuary cities— jurisdictions practicing noncooperation with federal immigration agency requests for information or detention of certain individuals. A recent dist...

November 2017 Archives

Posted by Richard J. Tasoff | Nov 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

California citizens, immigrants and residents have every right to be updated by reports of the current administration's position on sanctuary cities— jurisdictions practicing noncooperation with federal immigration agency requests for information or detention of certain individuals. A recent dist...

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