March 19, 2019 admin

On Tuesday the Supreme Court of the United States sided with the Trump administration finding that the government can detain immigrants without a bond hearing with past criminal records, even if years have passed since they were released from criminal custody. The ruling finds that federal authorities can detain the immigrants for an indefinite period…

March 19, 2019 admin

According to documents released by the ACLU, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have been given access to a vast license plate database that allows them to identify the locations of vehicles associated with immigrates who do not have legal status. For over a year, ICE has had access to licenses plates scans from commercial cameras…

March 19, 2019 admin

Big changes may be coming for employers seeking to hire workers from other countries. House Resolution 1044, introduced in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate this week, will eliminate the per country limit on employment-based petitions. Currently, the U.S. grants 140,000 green cards annually to employment-based immigrants with only up to 7% of those visas…

July 21, 2016 admin No comments exist

The U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and the Department of Labor (DOL) have announced in increase in fines to employers who violate immigration-related offenses effective August 1, 2016. These include I-9 & E-Verify violations, H-1B and H-2B program violations, unlawful employment of foreign nations, and unfair immigration employment practices. The increases are substantial, with…

June 23, 2016 admin No comments exist

In November 2014, President Obama announced the “Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Legal Permanent Residents” or “DAPA” that would protect more than 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. 26 states challenged the executive action in the Southern District of Texas Federal Court, and the Court blocked the executive action from going into effect…

June 9, 2016 admin No comments exist

WalletHub released its 2016 Best Cities for Hispanic Entrepreneurs with Tulsa placing 9th and Oklahoma City placing 10th out of 150 cities nationwide. WalletHub asked a group of minority-business experts to share insight on the biggest challenges facing Hispanic entrepreneurs. With funding challenges at the top, the panel also cited an overall lack of legal exposure…

November 15, 2015 admin No comments exist

On Monday, November 16, 2015, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin spoke out regarding her opinion of the acceptance of Syrian refugees into the United States. She stated that President Obama needs to “assure everyone that the background checks they [the U.S.F.G.] are doing are rigorous.” Until President Obama makes such assurances public, Fallin urged that the…

November 10, 2015 admin No comments exist

President Obama’s Executive Action for expanded DACA and DAPA faces an uphill battle.   On November 9, 2015, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the injunction on President Barack Obama’s Executive Action that was announced in November, 2014. [1] The full text of the opinion can be read here. Since President Obama’s announcement,…

November 2, 2015 admin No comments exist

Farzaneh Law Firm, P.C., has moved from 1800 N. Interstate Drive in Norman, Oklahoma, a few miles north to Oklahoma City. As of November 2, 2015, one of Oklahoma’s longest running immigration law firms is now located at the following address:   8524 S. Western Ave, Ste 111 Oklahoma City, OK  73139

June 24, 2015 admin No comments exist

On June 24, 2015, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the designation of Nepal for Temporary Protected Status.[1] People that may apply for Temporary Protected Status under the new designation include otherwise eligible Nepalese nationals residing in the United States continuously since June 24, 2015, and non-Nepalese who last habitually resided in…