My spouse is illegal

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

One of the most common phone calls we receive, is someone saying “My spouse is illegal.” or “I want to get papers for my wife.” First off, the proper term for someone who is here without proper immigration status is that they are “undocumented”. Yes, undocumented persons can sometimes obtain documents and become a permanent…

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In-state tuition for illegal immigrants in Wisconsin

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

Wisconsin became the 11th state to allow illegal immigrants in-state tuition (California, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Washington are the other 10). To qualify the students must prove that they lived in Wisconsin for the 3 previous years, graduated from a Wisconsin High School, and sign an affidavit that…

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Four U.S. immigrants win nobel prizes

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

Of the 8 American citizens who recently shared the Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, Medicine, and Physics, 4 were new Americans who came to the US as immigrants. In her article criticizing current government policy towards immigrants seeking to come as students and researchers MIT President Susan Hockfield reminds us of the value of immigrants and…

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