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Consulate Selection for LGBT Immigrant and Fiancé Visa Applicants

Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor v. U.S. ruling on Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) holding it unconstitutional, many same sex couples have been able to marry and petition their spouses and fiancés. One cause for concern, however, is fear for the safety of the spouse or fiancé when applying for ...

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Deferred Action for Parents of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents

One of the initiatives outlined in the Immigration Accountability Executive Action of November 20, 2014 is deferred action for parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (“DAP”). DAP will benefit millions of undocumented individuals living in the United States who are parents of a U.S. citizen or ...

#turnitpurple.  From Define American: "Instead of concerning ourselves with whether this action helps the “blue team” or “red team,” let’s paint America purple, showing one loud unified voice."

Obama Immigration Accountability Executive Order

President Obama’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action is a welcome, albeit temporary, relief to our broken and cumbersome immigration system. The President acted within his legal authority, as presidents from both political parties have taken similar steps in past decades - particularly Presidents Reagan and Bush, ...

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The Law Offices of Grace R. Alano is now Alano Immigration

I am happy to announce that I have changed my business name from The Law Offices of Grace R. Alano to Alano Immigration. My office has continually made changes for the better over the years, and my office rebranding is one of those changes. My previous business name served me well in establishing my solo practice and ...

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How will YOU make the next day better?

Last weekend I attended the Nextdaybetter-TFC Speaker Salon.  TFC is The Filipino Channel, and Nextdaybetter is a “culture platform that builds and activates diaspora communities to create a better future.”  “What in the world does that mean?” you may ask.  Well, in last Saturday’s context, it meant working ...