Current Events
U.S. Department of Defense Now Requires Extensive Initial Screening of Lawful Permanent Residents to Qualify for Military Naturalization
The DoD has announced a new policy requiring that all LPRs complete a background investigation and receive a favorable military security suitability determination (MSSD) prior to entry...
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Attorney Dan Berger presents “Travel Ban 3.0” and “How to Apply for U.S. Citizenship” at Yale University
Attorney Dan Berger presented "How to Apply for U.S. Citizenship" and "Travel Ban 3.0" at Yale University's Office of International Students & Scholars. The Citizenship...
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Attorney Dan Berger to present a Community Briefing on Immigration Laws and Policies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Community Briefing on Immigration Laws and Policies On Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Room 6-120, members of the MIT...
Travel
Revised Travel Ban
President Donald Trump has issued a new proclamation revising the travel ban that had been in effect. There are varying bans for the following countries:...
Current Events
Increase in Requests for Evidence (RFEs)
Since January 2017 USCIS has issued 85,000 Requests for Evidence (also known as RFEs). This is a 45% increase over 2016. For further details, please...
Current Events
New York Times Article: State Department Tightens Rules for Visas to U.S.
This New York Times article explains the new visa rules. For the full-text please see: State Department Tightens Rules for Visas to U.S.
Curran & Berger News
Attorney Megan Kludt quoted in the New England Public Radio article: DACA Cancellation Would Affect Thousands In New England
Attorney Megan Kludt was interviewed and quoted in an article on NEPR.net, the website for New England Public Radio. For the full text of the...
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Attorney Megan Kludt interviewed by the Daily Hampshire Gazette regarding the ending of the DACA program.
Attorney Megan Kludt was interviewed for the article: Area immigrants, advocates denounce ending of DACA The full text of the article can be found online here: http://www.gazettenet.com/Local-residents-officials-react-to-decision-to-end-DACA-12306713
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Attorney Megan Kludt interviewed by MassLive regarding DACA phaseout
Attorney Megan Kludt was interviewed by MassLive for an article on President Trump's recent DACA announcement. The full-text of the article can be found here:...
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Attorney Megan Kludt interviewed in several news outlets regarding President Trump’s cancellation of DACA
Attorney Megan Kludt was interviewed by multiple news outlets regarding President Trump's cancellation of the DACA program. MassLive.com Northampton-based immigration attorney urges 'Dreamers' to seek...
Immigration News
DACA program to end March 6, 2018
Update: President Trump has announced he will end the DACA program in 6 months - March 6, 2018. New applications will no longer be accepted...
Current Events
NYT: We Need Immigrants With Skills. But Working Hard Is a Skill.
The Opinion Pages | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR Jeff Flake: We Need Immigrants With Skills. But Working Hard Is a Skill. Full Text Here
Dream Act/DACA
Take Action: Urge Congress to Protect Dreamers and Support the Dream Act of 2017
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has issued a press statement and Quicktake video supporting Senators Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin’s (D-IL) Dream Act of 2017. See also this...
Attorney Publications
Advising in the Face of Uncertainty
After the recent executive orders from President Trump, this blog provides some tips on advising in the face of uncertainty. There are detailed, practical resources...
Attorney Publications
Immigration Post-Election Q&A: DACA Students, “Sanctuary Campuses” and Institutional or Community Assistance
This ACE Issue Brief can help frame the discussion about these questions. It addresses concerns such as the data DACA applicants submitted in their applications;...
Curran & Berger News
Attorney Dan Berger quoted in article “Foreign Startup Founder Rule Review Sparks Delay Worries.”
Foreign Startup Founder Rule Review Sparks Delay Worries 6/15/2017 https://www.law360.com/articles/934693/print?section=immigration Portfolio Media. Inc. | 111 West 19th Street, 5th floor | New York, NY 10011...
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Attorney Dan Berger spoke at Smith College School for Social Work’s Capacity-Building Conference
Building Together School for Social Work Holds First-of-its-Kind Capacity-Building Conference Published May 18, 2017 In 2010, widespread political unrest forced Jowel Iranzi to flee his...