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In Response to Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration

The words - "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." - were not etched with an asterisk next to them. Soon after Donald Trump took office, he issued ...
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The Fight for Immigration Reform after the Election

Still Our Country: The State of Immigration Laws & Fight for Immigration Reform after the Election "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." -Emma ...
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Attorney Milla Recognized As A Rising Star For 3rd Straight Year

Milla & Associates is proud to announce that our founding attorney, Robert C. Milla, has been recognized for the third consecutive year as a Super Lawyers Rising Star. This prestigious distinction ...
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Obama Administration Immigration Program Halted by Federal Courts

The excitement and enthusiasm felt by supporters of President Obama's landmark immigration reform is beginning to dim as the Executive Orders continue to be held up in federal red tape. Now, even ...
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House Conservatives Vote Down Defense Bill Over Immigration Language

Earlier this week, conservatives in the House of Representatives successfully defeated a defense bill because of provisions it would have provided young immigrants. The bill would have helped those ...
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Employment Authorization to be available for certain H-4 holders on May 26, 2015

On February 24, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that it would begin granting employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses. Specifically, ...
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Insight into Employment-Based Immigrant Visas

For many individuals, one of the largest reasons for coming to the United States is our growing workforce and enormous job opportunities. In fact, approximately 140,000 employment-based immigrant ...
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Obama to Announce Executive Order on Immigration Tonight

President Obama will announce his executive order on immigration tonight (8:00 p.m. ET). It appears that Obama will finally follow through on his promise to exercise his executive powers to address ...
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Obama a punto de anunciar la orden ejecutiva sobre inmigración esta noche

El presidente Obama anunciara su orden ejecutiva sobre inmigración esta noche (8:00 p.m. ET). Parece que Obama finalmente continuará con su promesa de ejercer su poder ejecutivo para ...
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women; VAWA and U.S. Immigration Laws for Victims of Domestic Abuse

November 25, 2013 is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Here are just a few of the alarming statistics that underscore the importance of recognizing such a day and taking ...
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Immigration News: USCIS Issues Memo on Visa Waiver Program; TPS Sought for the Philippines

USCIS Memo on Visa Waiver Program and Adjustment of Status : On November 14, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy memorandum clarifying the eligibility of ...
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USCIS Announces Potential Immigration Benefits for Filipinos in the U.S.

With the Philippines suffering the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that Filipino nationals in the U.S. may be eligible for certain ...
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Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts in the Philippines

It has been 10 days since Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded, first hit the Philippines and left in its wake a nation devastated and in desperate need of aid. As a ...
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Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps

Marine Corps War Memorial. Photo taken Memorial Day weekend 2011. (R. Milla) Yesterday, the United States Marine Corps celebrated its 238 th birthday. On this Veterans Day, I would like to express a ...
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Happy Veterans Day: honoring all who serve

Marine Corps Memorial. Photo taken Memorial Day weekend 2011. (R. Milla) Today we celebrate the men and women of our U.S. Armed Forces, past and present. As the son of a U.S. Marine, I have a special ...
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The EB-5: Embracing the Entrepreneurial Spirit in U.S. Immigration

Entrepreneurial spirit has long been a prized trait that has driven progress and innovation throughout the history of the United States. However, America, known as a nation of immigrants, has not ...
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NEWS: A Historic Week – SCOTUS strikes down DOMA & Senate passes CIR bill

June 26, 2013, SCOTUS RULED DOMA UNCONSTITUTIONAL: This week we witnessed history. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional for its ...
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News: WBEZ Radio Interview and a New Beginning – MILLA LAW, LLC

Radio Interview on Immigration Reform and Deportation: Earlier this week, 400 groups urged President Obama to suspend deportations for those who would otherwise qualify for lawful status under the ...
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Immigration Reform's Newest Odd Couple: a Michigan Wolverine and a WHAT?!

April 25, 2013: OFA Chicago Mid-Northside CIR Panel One of the fundamental themes of comprehensive immigration reform 2013 has been its ability to bring together the unlikeliest of pairs. By now, the ...
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The Gang of 8’s Proposed Paths to Citizenship Visualized – courtesy of Ritchie King

Yesterday, the Senate Gang of 8 formally announced its comprehensive immigration reform bill: the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. The mammoth 844-page bill is ...
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The Gang of 8’s Immigration Reform Bill

Late last night, the Gang of 8 filed its comprehensive immigration reform bill: the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013. Try saying that 3 times quickly. ...
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Finding Hope and Humanity: Thoughts after Boston

With a heavy heart I sit at my computer, hands at the ready, fingers pressed to keys, but my mind is as clouded as ever with more questions than answers. I was prepared to write in anticipation of the ...
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The House Immigration Reform Bill: Pathway for DREAMers, Problem for Parents?

With Congress returning from recess, an immigration reform bill was expected to be unveiled this week. Much of the news coming from the Capitol has reflected optimism from insiders among the ...
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Immigration Reform News Roundup: April 2, 2013

All is not quiet at the Capitol. With a recent post, I highlighted the Key Players and Plans in Immigration Reform. In the few days that have passed since that post, those key players have been busy ...
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SCOTUS to Hear Prop 8 Today, DOMA Tomorrow

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) hears oral argument on California’s Proposition 8 in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the first of two same-sex marriage cases scheduled for this ...
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