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6/2018: USCIS has issued a new policy memo affecting foreign students who leave their full course of study without permission or work without authorization. These students will now be considered "unlawfully present" as of their status violation and could face bars on return to the United States if they travel following a period of unlawful presence in the United States. F-1 students needing to travel should seek legal advice before they do so in light of this new policy, especially if they have been in violation of their F-1 student status.
5/2018: USCIS has updated a number of important immigration application forms. These include the adjustment of status application (Form I-485) and Affidavit of Support Form (I-864). Do make sure that you submit the most current application form or your case will be rejected.
5/2018: Temporary Protective Status for Nepalese has now been terminated by Trump. TPS now ends on 6/24/19 for those Nepalese with TPS status.
3/2018: New Federal poverty guidelines have now been published so make sure that any new Affidavit of Support Form (I-864) for family petitions meets the new 2018 guidelines. See www.uscis.gov - new Form I-864P.
1/2018: A federal court in California has dealt a blow to Trump's plan to stop renewals of DACA for persons already on the DACA program. USCIS now has put in place a new procedure for people to file renewals of their DACA protection. This window to apply may close with another higher court decision as Trump challenges this new ruling so best to seek assistance and file for renewal of DACA if you are eligible now. More information on DACA and the protests to protect it at: email@example.com.
5/2018: Rose N: Citizenship case granted for this woman from Kenya who was subjected to domestic violence in her marriage to her former United States citizen. Her case for permanent resident status was granted through a Self Petition as a battered spouse and now she has achieved her USA citizenship. "Thank you Mr. Brill for all that you have done for me to start a new life!"
(3/2018) Evelyn V: "It has been a long journey with you, Mr. Brill. Over six years since we won the humanitarian reinstatement case to keep my brother's case valid after my mom's death and now he has arrived here with his permanent resident status with his spouse and kids. I am so happy and thankful! Thanks for keeping at it!"
(1/2018) Peter S: "I really appreciate all of your hard work on my behalf to obtain my citizenship. Thank you for coming into the case and answering all of USCIS' challenges of me to gain my citizenship. I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate all you have done for me!"
I am a practicing immigration lawyer for more than 34 years and every case is handled personally by me. I work with all types of immigration cases from family and work visas; residency and citizenship to removal defense.
I offer telephone consults for free and then meetings for a consultation fee in either my main office in Brookline, MA. or in my office in Lowell, MA. when I am in Lowell on Wednesdays.
I speak some Spanish as well, but friends or family members are welcome to come in and assist as needed for interpreting.
I have families and individuals come back to me over the years to handle new cases for them and I have received a number of awards for my work in defending and helping immigrants from all over the world in family, business and immigration defense work.