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Here are some notes from a panel on how immigration interacts with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with speakers Sharon Mehlman, Cyrus Mehta and Alexis Guild. Who is eligible to access healthcare through the insurance marketplace? Who is subject to the ACA mandate to have healthcare? You must be “lawfully present” in order to qualify. Lawful permanent…

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This week I’ll be posting some live updates from the national conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  Listening in to a session on representing clients at local U.S. Citizenship and Immigration offices, with panelists Julie Emerick, Robert Casazza, and Regina Jefferies. For some notes about logistics of interviews at the local office in Seattle,…

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This week I’ll be posting some live updates from the national conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  I’m sitting in on a great session on medical inadmissibility with speakers Laurel Scott, Eric Fleischmann and William Reich. Here are some notes: More people are found inadmissible on health-based grounds each year than because of prior…

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In the fall of 2014, President Obama announced a program, under his executive power, that would provide temporary protection from deportation to about 4 million adults in the United States. The program, Deferred Action for Parents of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), would provide work authorization and protection from deportation to parents of…

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Victims of certain crimes may be eligible to apply for the U nonimmigrant status, otherwise known as the U visa. The U visa is reserved for victims of certain crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse and are helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity. Unfortunately,…

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