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Becker & Lee LLP Associate Attorney John F. Flanagan quoted in the New York Times

In the New York Times article “How Strongmen Turned Interpol Into Their Personal Weapon,” Becker & Lee LLP’s Attorney John F. Flanagan is quoted regarding Interpol’s red notices and their impact on immigrants fleeing repressive governments: “We’re glad there’s a new process, but in many cases it’s too little too late,” said John F. Flanagan, a lawyer

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Christina H. Lee to speak at PLI Training on the Bond Basics and Prolonged Detention Bond Proceedings in the Ninth Circuit.

This training will provide immigration attorneys with the basic tools necessary to determine bond eligibility and to represent detained clients in bond proceedings, including the knowledge necessary to zealously advocate for clients subject to prolonged detention.  This training will focus on practice in the Ninth Circuit and will address the recent Supreme Court decision Jennings

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Camiel Becker on New Immigration Entrepreneur Rule

The San Francisco Chronicle published an article called “Trump order dashes hopes of would-be entrepreneurs” on February 2, 2017. The article details how students and aspiring entrepreneurs have been impacted by Trump’s recent immigration travel bans and other expected anti-immigrant policies. The article quotes Becker & Lee LLP Partner Camiel Becker, who explains that in

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Camiel Becker Speaks on DHS Rule Impacting High-Skilled Workers

Camiel Becker presented on a panel with Atessa Chehrazi of Jackson & Hertogs, on a continuing legal education panel discussing a new rule taking effect on January 17, 2017 that impacts high-skilled immigrant workers.  The educational course – which was offered on January 9, 2017 – was attended in person and remotely by approximately 20

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2017 H-1B Season is Here: Start Early to Avoid the Rush!

On April 1, 2017 the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will begin accepting cap-subject H-1B petitions. H-1B petitions should be filed by April 1, 2017 for an October 1, 2017 start date. Approximately 65,000 cap-subject H-1B visas are available for employees with a bachelor’s degree and an additional 20,000 are available to those who hold

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Major Immigration Bond Case

The US Supreme Court heard arguments this week on whether the government can hold immigrants indefinitely without bond. The decision of this case has huge importance in light of Trump’s promise to implement mass deportations. If the Supreme Court sides with the immigrants who filed the lawsuit, immigration lawyers will have a stronger basis to

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Trump and Immigration: What Immigrants and Their Families Need to Know

The election of Donald Trump has caused a lot of unease for lawful immigrants, undocumented immigrants and their families. Since Election Day, numerous immigrants have contacted Becker & Lee LLP with questions about how the election will impact their lives. Below is a summary of what we know at this time and the steps we

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Christina H. Lee provides Training on Asylum Procedures

On November 2, Christina H. Lee will present a legal education course called “Overview of Asylum Procedures from Asylum Office to Immigration Court” for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights. The program is aimed at training lawyers who will represent indigent asylum seekers pro bono. Becker & Lee LLP partners Camiel Becker and Christina H.

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