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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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The following article was published in this month’s edition of the King County Bar Association’s Bar Bulletin, co-authored with attorney Gustavo Cueva.    Immigration law is often viewed as a niche practice area. Perhaps for this reason there are many common misperceptions about immigration law and immigrants in the bar at large. Here are a…

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I was lucky to join a behind-the-scene’s tour of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operation at SeaTac International Airport. (The tour was organized for local members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association). We spent about two hours going through the airport with senior supervisors from the port. Here are a few take-away points I thought might…

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Mike Allen and I published a short article this month in the journal of the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association. Screening for Employee Immigration Status provides a brief overview of the mandatory immigration screening when hiring new staff. We’ll be hosting a free training soon on the subject. If you are interested in attending please sign up for notification here.

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