Immigrants’ Rights Gain Ground in the States

Immigrants’ Rights Gain Ground in the States: 2018-2019

Original post from the National Immigration Law Center. While the U.S. president took multiple actions during the past two years to restrict immigration and make life more difficult for immigrants in the United States, states overwhelmingly rejected harsh measures and instead advanced policies that improve the lives of immigrants in their communities across the country.…

Citizenship may become harder to get

Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services expanded its policy guidance regarding “unlawful acts” that may prevent an applicant from meeting the good moral character (GMC) requirement for naturalization. The commission of, or conviction or imprisonment for, an unlawful act, during the statutory period for naturalization, (three or five years) may render an applicant ineligible for naturalization should…

AILA Military Assistance Program (MAP)

The AILA Military Assistance Program (MAP) is a collaborative effort between the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Legal Assistance Offices (LAO) of the United States military Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. The LAOs provide free assistance to active duty service-members and their families in order to maintain the highest level of readiness possible…

Join Team Brownsville In Helping At The Border

For Thanksgiving this year, we at Seifert Law are encouraging people to help at the border. Team Brownsville is providing food, shelter, and supporting attorney volunteers. Team Brownsville is a 501c3 nonprofit located in Brownsville, Texas working to help asylum seekers in the area and at the Brownsville/Matamoros international bridges. Team Brownsville was founded in July…

Bill Clinton Owes My Father an Apology

Originally posted on The Atlantic By Aarti Shahani I ran into Hillary Clinton recently. We were both at NPR (my employer at the time), giving interviews for our new books. We crossed paths and took a selfie. I congratulated Clinton on her book, Gutsy Women. She graciously asked me about mine. “It’s called Here We…

Ken Cuccinelli’s Destructive Measures as USCIS Director

Ken Cuccinelli, the current Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has enacted several measures have been taken that obstruct the agency’s mission of “fairly and efficiently facilitating legal immigration.” These measures have increased since Cuccinelli’s appointment to the position on June 10, 2019. Since then, the agency has been a prime proponent…

U.S. News and Best Lawyers Release 2019 “Best Law Firms” List

Seifert Law Offices is regionally ranked in 1 practice area!  U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the ninth consecutive year, collaboratively announce the release of the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Firms included in the 2019 Edition of “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving…