Posts Categorized: Recent Announcements

Deferred Action for Certain Young Immigrants

Deferred Action for Certain Young Immigrants posted Jun 28, 2012, 3:06 PM by Michael Vosilla   [ updated Jun 28, 2012, 3:06 PM ] This website presents general information about LaFountain & Wollman, P.C. and its attorneys and is not intended as legal advice nor should you consider it as such.  You should not act… Read more »

AILA CONSUMER ADVISORY: DEFERRED ACTION

AILA CONSUMER ADVISORY: DEFERRED ACTION posted Jun 21, 2012, 9:40 AM by Michael Vosilla   [ updated Jun 21, 2012, 3:00 PM ]   This website presents general information about LaFountain & Wollman, P.C. and its attorneys and is not intended as legal advice nor should you consider it as such.  You should not act… Read more »

ALERT: “DREAMERS” NOT CURRENTLY IN REMOVAL/DEPORTATION PROCEEDINGS SHOULD NOT APPLY AFFIRMATIVELY FOR DEFERRED ACTION AT THIS TIME

ALERT: “DREAMERS” NOT CURRENTLY IN REMOVAL/DEPORTATION PROCEEDINGS SHOULD NOT APPLY AFFIRMATIVELY FOR DEFERRED ACTION AT THIS TIME posted Jun 18, 2012, 2:06 PM by Michael Vosilla   [ updated Jun 18, 2012, 2:53 PM ] Please be advised that at this time there is currently no mechanism for U.S.C.I.S. to accept affirmative applications for deferred… Read more »

Deferred Action to be available for DREAMers

Deferred Action to be available for DREAMers posted Jun 15, 2012, 8:09 AM by Michael Vosilla   [ updated Jun 19, 2012, 1:11 PM ] In keeping with President Obama’s push towards focusing deportation resources on those who pose a risk to the United States and exercising prosecutorial discretion, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has formally announced… Read more »

Retroactive Application of Changes to the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act

Retroactive Application of Changes to the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act posted Jun 12, 2012, 10:49 AM by Andrew Kenney Recently, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the 2009 legislative amendments to the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act, at least to the extent that they apply to interest on a judgment, are not applied retroactively.  At… Read more »

Divorce and the Family Business

Divorce and the Family Business posted May 7, 2012, 12:30 PM by Andrew Kenney   [ updated May 7, 2012, 12:32 PM by Michael Vosilla ] Last week, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled in Cesar v. Sundelin (11-P-351) that in dividing a marital estate that includes a family business, a Probate Court judge has the authority to… Read more »

Post Conviction Access to Forensic and Scientific Analysis Act

Post Conviction Access to Forensic and Scientific Analysis Act posted May 17, 2012, 6:23 AM by Michael Vosilla Signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick, the Post Conviction Access to Forensic and Scientific Analysis Act provides those convicted of a crime a right to access and analyze scientific and forensic evidence from their cases.  The Act also… Read more »

Immigration Consequences of Malicious Destruction of Property

Immigration Consequences of Malicious Destruction of Property posted May 15, 2012, 7:49 AM by Michael Vosilla The First Circuit Court of Appeals decided in Neto v. Holder that the crime of malicious destruction of property under M.G.L. ch. 266 § 127 is considered a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT) for immigration purposes.  Therefore, a conviction of malicious destruction… Read more »

June 2012 Visa Bulletin

June 2012 Visa Bulletin posted May 14, 2012, 9:59 AM by Michael Vosilla   [ updated May 14, 2012, 12:02 PM ] The Department of State has released the June 2012 Visa Bulletin and can be found here: http://travel.state.gov/pdf/visabulletin/visabulletin_June2012.pdf .  If you have any questions, or think that your priority date is now or may be current… Read more »