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Curious about how Presidential Candidate Joe Biden’s immigration plan may affect your family? *********************************************** ¿Tiene curiosidad sobre cómo el plan de inmigración de la candidata presidencial Joe Biden puede afectar a su familia?

The Biden-Harris Administration has proposed a compassionate and inclusive plan to not only address the damage to our immigration and asylum systems during the past four years, but to encourage a modernization and reform of our immigration policy to the benefit of us all. Some major highlights include promoting a pathway to U.S. Citizenship for […]

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Happy 6th Year Anniversary!

August 15, 2020 is the Law Office of Karen Winston’s 6th year anniversary. We are extraordinarily grateful to our team and our clients for making our success possible. Over the past 6 years, we have assisted hundreds of families and thousands of clients achieve their immigration dreams. The last few years, and especially this past […]

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I-601A Provisional Waiver Victory for Same-Sex Couple

The Law Office of Karen Winston is a proud supporter of the LGBTQ community. We love using our immigration law knowledge and experience to assist gay, lesbian, and transgendered immigrants and their families achieve their immigration dreams. U.S. immigration policies have historically discriminated against LGBTQ couples until recently. A major example is that prior to […]

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Major USCIS Application Fee Increase Coming Soon

USCIS Announces Fee Increases Starting October 2, 2020 Beginning October 2, 2020, application fees for many USCIS applications will substantially increase including for Form I-130, Form I-192, Form I-212, Form I-290B, Form I-539, Form I-601, Form I-601A, Form I-751, Form I-765, Form I-929, Form N-336 and many others. Some of the most notable fee increases […]

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DACA Update: Trump Administration Defying the Supreme Court DACA Ruling

Updated July 31, 2020 On July 28, 2020, just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court held that the administration’s rescission of DACA was unlawful, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memo significantly restricting DACA. The restrictions to DACA as detailed in the recent memo include the following: No initial applications for DACA […]

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What is the Current Status of DACA? Updated July 20, 2020 ¿Cuál es el estado actual de DACA? Actualizado 20 de julio de 2020

Although the DACA program is flawed in that it does not offer a pathway to permanent status in the U.S., it is critical as it protects its recipients from deportation and allows them to receive employment authorization. Through these protections, the DACA program has provided immigrant youth with access to higher education, better paying jobs, […]

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What is a T-visa, and What is Labor Trafficking?

The T-visa is a very special visa for victims of labor trafficking. Labor trafficking often affects agricultural workers/farm-workers, including people who come to the U.S. with visas. Victims of labor trafficking are often threatened with harm or deportation if they stop working, leave, or report the trafficking. Labor trafficking includes the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services through force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery. […]

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