Aug 3, 2017
President Donald Trump announced his plan for reforming legal immigration on August 2, 2017. Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue joined the President’s announcement of the new plan.
The new immigration plan is formally titled Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act (RAISE Act). By selecting this title, the President and lawmakers appear to communicate their intent to improve American employment and give Americans a wage raise by limiting immigration.
Here are the … Read more
Feb 20, 2017
“When a man takes an oath, he’s holding his own self in his own hands like water, and if he opens his fingers then, he needn’t hope to find himself again.”
Paul Scofield, as Sir Thomas More, in A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Once upon a time, an oath taken by a public official meant something, consequences notwithstanding, as dramatized in the Hollywood classic movie of more than 50 years ago, A Man for … Read more
Dec 8, 2010
An interesting article, The Affidavit of Support Creates a Legally Enforceable Contract by the Sponsored Foreign National: Efforts to Collect Damages as Support Obligations Against Divorced Spouses, in the November/December, 2010 issue of The Federal Lawyer by John Pratt and Ira Kurzban, two Florida immigration attorneys, discusses the use and limitations of the affidavit of support (Form I-864) as a separate contractual basis for the liability of a U.S. citizen to support their sponsored immigrant, … Read more