Entries by Dunn Law Firm

Proposed Policy Change Relating to Government Benefits May Make it More Difficult for Individuals to Obtain Adjustment of Status Approvals

BACKGROUND There exists a long-standing rule in the United States that for an individual to be permitted to immigrate to the U.S., that individual must be able to financially support himself or herself.  In other words, individuals who are or would be primarily dependent upon U.S. government assistance would not be eligible for immigration. Legislatively, […]

We’ve Launched A New, Client-Focused Website

Dunn Law Firm has always taken great pride in a personalized approach to its clientele. Senior Immigration Partner, Thomas J. Arkell, possesses a deep understanding of the permanent U.S. resident and citizenship processes, having gone through both himself. He also understands the human element of the visa process and knows first-hand the importance of efficiency […]

USCIS Policy Memorandum to Potentially Have a Marked Impact Upon Incomplete NIW Filings

USCIS adjudicators have recently received more latitude to deny immigration applications, petitions and requests.  Last month, a USCIS policy memorandum (PM-601-0163) became effective that affords the USCIS the ability to deny an application without first issuing a Request for Evidence or Notice of Intent to Deny if the application lacks a certain degree of requisite […]

USCIS Policy Memorandum Likely to Make Notices to Appear More Frequent

INTRODUCTION Recently, the U.S. government implemented a USCIS Policy Memorandum (PM-602-0050.1) that has increased the number of scenarios in which Notices to Appear will be issued. Generally speaking, a Notice to Appear (“NTA”) is typically the first step in the removal or deportation process.  More specifically, an NTA is a document that requires the recipient […]