Posts Categorized: Recent Announcements

AILA Consumer Advisory on the Obama Administration’s Immigration Announcement

AILA Consumer Advisory on the Obama Administration’s Immigration Announcement posted Aug 23, 2011, 7:54 AM by Michael Vosilla   [ updated Aug 23, 2011, 8:52 AM ] The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has issued a Consumer Advisory regarding the recent announcements by the Obama Administration concerning prosecutorial discretion and the difference between low and high… Read more »

Obama Administration Announces Possible Relief for Immigrants

Obama Administration Announces Possible Relief for Immigrants posted Aug 18, 2011, 2:21 PM by Michael Vosilla Today, Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, speaking on behalf of President Obama, announced that discretionary relief may be available to non-criminal offenders currently in removal/deportation proceedings.  Secretary Napolitano reiterated that DHS’s primary focus would be on “enhancing… Read more »

USCIS Director Mayorkas Blog Post

USCIS Director Mayorkas Blog Post posted Aug 16, 2011, 1:48 PM by Michael Vosilla USCIS Director Mayorkis blogs on the progress made by USCIS regarding the 9/11 Commission Recommendations.  For more information, please click here.

Beware of E-mail Scams Concerning Green Card Lottery!!!!

Beware of E-mail Scams Concerning Green Card Lottery!!!! posted Jul 20, 2011, 6:28 AM by Michael Vosilla   [ updated Sep 19, 2011, 8:45 AM ] The Diversity Visa Lottery, otherwise known as the Green Card Lottery is administered by the U.S. Department of State.  If you receive an e-mail from someone claiming you won… Read more »

EOIR Fighting Unauthorized Practice of Law

EOIR Fighting Unauthorized Practice of Law posted Jun 22, 2011, 2:46 PM by Michael Vosilla On June 22, 2011, the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) released a press release announcing that it was enhancing its outreach to combat immigration fraud.  As of this date, all immigration courts will be distributing a flyer to help in… Read more »

Special Thanks to Century 21 Commonwealth

Special Thanks to Century 21 Commonwealth posted May 24, 2011, 11:03 AM by Michael Vosilla Nicholas LaFountain & PeggyAnn K. Wollman would like to extend a special thanks to Century 21 Commonwealth, especially Rita Gardner and Diane Taber, for inviting them to participate in their Landlord Rights and Responsibilities Information Session.  We would also like to extend our appreciation… Read more »

Landlord Rights and Responsibilities Information Session

Landlord Rights and Responsibilities Information Session posted May 18, 2011, 3:35 PM by Michael Vosilla   [ updated May 19, 2011, 7:30 AM ] Founding partners, Nicholas J. LaFountain and PeggyAnn K. Wollman have been invited to be featured speakers at Century 21 Commonwealth’s Landlord Rights and Responsibilities Information Session on Monday, May 23, 2011… Read more »

Haitian TPS Extension/Re-designation

Haitian TPS Extension/Re-designation posted May 17, 2011, 8:18 AM by Michael Vosilla   [ updated May 19, 2011, 7:01 AM ] It was announced that Temporary Protection Status (TPS) for Haitian beneficiaries has been extended until January 22, 2013. Further, it was announced that Haiti is being re-designated for TPS, meaning that TPS is now… Read more »

USCIS will begin accepting H-1B Petitions on April 1, 2011

USCIS will begin accepting H-1B Petitions on April 1, 2011 posted Mar 23, 2011, 7:52 AM by Michael Vosilla U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that starting April 1, 2011, they will begin accepting H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2012.  For more information regarding this announcement, please click here.   H-1B visas allow U.S…. Read more »

Criminal Defendants:

Criminal Defendants: posted Feb 24, 2011, 8:20 AM by Michael Vosilla If under arrest, anything you say CAN and WILL be used against you.  You have a right, not to speak and/or to have a lawyer with you during questioning.  These rights should not be taken lightly.  Exercising these rights cannot be used against you.