You may have heard that the president has been tweeting about an ICE operation. We wish to remind you of a number of things: The purpose is to create panic. Don’t panic. Remember that ICE needs a removal order to deport people. If you do not have a removal order, ICE can only start a…Details
May 31, 2019 our own Lisa Seifert was invited to address the Pacific County Bar Association in South Bend, Washington. This group meets in the iconic Pacific County Courthouse, built in 1851. The presentation was on/about “Washington to Washington, the local impact of national immigration policy”. They had a lively discussion. Several attendees were local…Details
Our very own Lisa Seifert was recently interviewed by Olympia radio host Dick Pust. Lisa gives us an insight into immigration work in general. Please feel free to listen in to the full interview below.
The immigration courts are working to complete cases, but it is very difficult to do, and it looks like the system may break down with more and more backlogs. My colleague Jeff Chase who is an immigration lawyer and former immigration judge, is interviewed by NPR about the situation. Take a listen.
Under a new guidance issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), immigrants may find themselves barred from obtaining citizenship if they possess or use marijuana—even if doing so is legal where they live. The new policy also clarifies that even employment in the industry can prevent an immigrant from being a naturalized citizen. As more states legalize medical…Details
Please join us in the discussion: Can elected leaders in Washington D.C. resolve an issue that has so far defied lasting solutions? How are lawmakers in Olympia addressing the issue, and how does immigration policy impact people in Washington state, from “dreamers” to farmers? source: TVWDetails
Workers should not panic, and employers should read the notice carefully before presuming that a worker is undocumented. Both should seek advice from immigration counsel. We are here to help. – Lisa Seifert Employer Correction Request Notices (EDCOR) The Social Security Administration (SSA) is committed to maintaining the accuracy of earnings records used to determine…Details
We Must Not Let New Policies Threaten the Voices of Immigrant Survivors of Violence #ImmigrantWomenToo
In the era of #MeToo, as we hear about so many survivors of sexual assault from many different walks of life, the spotlight should shine on immigrant survivors of violence as well. But their voices are instead being stifled, silenced, and overlooked. To be sure, the United States has come a long way in providing humanitarian…Details
Please be aware that immigration is changing the official version of several forms required for family and other cases. Make sure to check https://www.uscis.gov/forms-updates for more information. In the meantime, here are form changes that have been recently announced. I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance I-130 Petition for Alien Relative I-131 Application for Travel Document…Details