Posts Categorized: Recent Announcements

Defense of Marriage Act Deemed Unconstitutional

Defense of Marriage Act Deemed Unconstitutional posted Jun 26, 2013, 12:05 PM by Helen Partlow   [ updated Jun 26, 2013, 12:59 PM ] The Supreme Court of the United States today has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional – a major win for the marriage equality movement.   This means that in… Read more »

Long-Arm Jurisdiction Over Websites

Long-Arm Jurisdiction Over Websites posted Jun 25, 2013, 3:27 PM by Helen Partlow   [ updated Jun 26, 2013, 2:58 PM by Michael Vosilla ] As the world’s technology continues to rapidly advance, the law often has to catch up with it. When it comes to personal jurisdiction, there are generally three ways that a… Read more »

The Coy Mathis Case

The Coy Mathis Case posted Jun 25, 2013, 2:46 PM by Helen Partlow   [ updated Jun 25, 2013, 2:47 PM ] In a landmark decision for transgendered rights, a Colorado court ruled in favor of 6-year-old transgendered girl, Coy Mathis. This case started when Coy Mathis was discriminated against by her elementary school, Eagleside… Read more »

Federal Aid Law Infringes First Amendment Right

Federal Aid Law Infringes First Amendment Right posted Jun 21, 2013, 7:52 PM by Helen Partlow In a 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court Justices struck down a federal law that required recipients of government funds to declare that they were opposed to prostitution.  The initial requirement of this declaration was intended for groups that received… Read more »

Sometimes Silence Is Louder Than Words: Salinas v. Texas

Sometimes Silence Is Louder Than Words: Salinas v. Texas posted Jun 20, 2013, 9:09 AM by Helen Partlow   [ updated Jun 20, 2013, 9:15 AM ] In every day life, people often say “I plead the 5th” when they do not want to incriminate themselves.  This refers to the 5th amendment to the U.S…. Read more »

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Extended and Redesignated for Syrians

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Extended and Redesignated for Syrians posted Jun 17, 2013, 3:07 PM by Michael Vosilla   [ updated Jun 17, 2013, 3:08 PM ] United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that Temporary Protection Status (TPS) for nationals of Syria has been extended until March 31, 2015.  Be advised that… Read more »

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Extended for Salvadorans

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Extended for Salvadorans posted May 30, 2013, 3:06 PM by Michael Vosilla   [ updated May 30, 2013, 3:10 PM ] United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that Temporary Protection Status (TPS) for nationals of El Salvador has been extended until March 9, 2015.  Be advised that potential… Read more »

June 2013 Visa Bulletin

June 2013 Visa Bulletin posted May 14, 2013, 12:55 PM by Michael Vosilla The Department of State has released the June 2013 Visa Bulletin, which can be found here: http://travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_5953.html.  The Visa Bulletin is published monthly by the Department of State and indicates who may apply for an immigrant visa based on their preference category and… Read more »

New Senate Immigration Reform Bill

New Senate Immigration Reform Bill posted Apr 17, 2013, 6:42 AM by Michael Vosilla A bi-partisan group of 8 Senators, known as the “Gang of Eight,” have introduced new legislation to fix our broken immigration system.  The “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act” is a compromise but contains many of the keys reforms required in… Read more »

May 2013 Visa Bulletin

May 2013 Visa Bulletin posted Apr 10, 2013, 2:23 PM by Michael Vosilla The Department of State has released the May 2013 Visa Bulletin, which can be found here: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/law-and-policy/bulletin/2013/visa-bulletin-for-may-2013.html.  If you have any questions, or think that your priority date is now, or may be, current in the near future, please contact one of the immigration lawyers at LaFountain… Read more »