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Bryon M. Large to Speak at the TRANSforming Gender Symposium

Kolko & Associates, P.C., is pleased to announce that Senior Associate Attorney Bryon M. Large will be discussing immigration issues related to the transgender community at the University of Colorado's TRANSforming Gender Symposium, being held in Boulder, Colorado, on March 13th and 14th. Bryon is the Vice-Chair of the LGBT Working Group, and advisory committee to the 13,000 member American Immigration Lawyers Association. He has an extensive background working on issues...
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David Kolko to Present at AILA Texas Chapter Spring Conference

Kolko & Associates, P.C., is pleased to announce that its Managing Partner, David Kolko, has been invited to speak at the AILA Texas Chapter Spring Conference, being held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 24-25, 2015. Mr. Kolko has been invited to participate, discussing Motions to Reopen before the Immigration Court. 
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Kolko Attorneys to Speak at AILA Annual Conference

Kolko & Associates is honored to have two of our attorneys invited to speak at the Annual Conference hosted by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). AILA is a 13,000 member strong organization dedicated to the enrichment of the practice of immigration law. This year's conference, being held at National Harbor, Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C., will take place June 17th through the 20th. Managing Partner David Kolko will be...
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Kolko & Associates Attorneys to Participate in Lobbying Effort

Kolko & Associates is honored to be sending two of our attorneys to Washington, D.C., on April 16, 2015, to sit with Colorado's delegation to Congress to discuss immigration issues affecting Colorado. Each year, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, or AILA, holds a lobbying day, called the National Day of Action, where association members travel to D.C. to meet with their states' congressional delegation. Managing Partner David Kolko and Senior Associate...
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Bryon M. Large Named President-Elect of the Colorado GLBT Bar Association

Kolko & Associates, P.C., is pleased to announce that the Colorado GLBT Bar Association has named our Senior Associate Attorney, Bryon M. Large, as its President-Elect this month. He will serve this year as President-Elect, and will serve as President during the Association's 2016 term. Bryon has been a strong advocate for GLBT-related issues in immigration, and has served the GLBT community throughout his career. In 2014, he was recognized for...
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President Obama Discusses H-1B Program with India's Prime Minister Modi

Posted by Zuzana Geremes, Paralegal   President Obama concluded his three-day visit to India on January 27, 2015 where he met, among others, with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With regards to US immigration issues, President Obama and Prime Minister Modi touched on the topic of the H-1B visas.  In particular, the Times of India online edition dated January 26, 2015 mentions: “President Barack Obama has assured Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
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Proposed Change in H-4 Work Authorization

Posted by Zuzana Geremes, Paralegal Part of President Obama’s executive order on administrative immigration reforms promulgated on November 20, 2014, is the implementation of a change in the current regulations regarding employment authorization for certain spouses (H-4 dependents) of foreign nationals working in the United States on H-1B visas. Under the existing regulations, the spouse of an H-1B specialty worker is eligible to receive an H-4 visa. Although the H-4 visa...
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Op-Ed by Jennifer Casey: An immigration attorney’s plea to the media - Stop using the 'L' word

Op-Ed by Jennifer Casey: An immigration attorney’s plea to the media - Stop using the 'L' word
Senior Associate Attorney Jennifer Casey was recently published in an opinion piece featured on Fox News Latino. Jennifer addressed the media’s frequent mischaracterization of President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration as “Legalization.” Jennifer's Op-Ed is copied below, and can be found on Fox News Latino's website here: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/opinion/2014/11/24/opinion-immigration-attorneys-plea-to-media-stop-using-l-word/ ******************************************************************************** Opinion: An immigration attorney’s plea to the media: Stop using the 'L' word By Jennifer Casey- Published November 24, 2014 - Fox...
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Op-Ed by Jennifer Casey: A 'Tale of Two Artesias,' as told by an immigration lawyer on the ground

Senior Associate Attorney Jennifer Casey was recently published in an opinion piece featured on Fox News Latino. Jennifer recently spent a week volunteering as a pro bono attorney in Artesia, New Mexico, assisting women and children fleeing violence and persecution in Central America. Her opinion piece recapped her observations as a volunteer, and reflected on how the administration of justice has varied since the Artesia facility opened earlier this summer. Significantly,...
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David Kolko Honored as an AILA Pro Bono Hero

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Managing Partner David Kolko was honored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association ("AILA"), along with a host of other volunteer attorneys, for his efforts in coordinating pro bono efforts to respond to the humanitarian crisis along our southern border. AILA recognized 16 attorneys, largely based in Colorado, for being "First Responders" and coordinating immediate leal help for volunteer attorneys in Artesia, New Mexico. Their main goal is to provide legal assistance...
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Bryon M. Large Named Lawyer of the Year

Kolko & Associates, P.C. is pleased to announce that its own Senior Associate Attorney Bryon M. Large is being named Attorney of the Year by the Colorado GLBT Bar Association. Bryon's work over the past year is being recognized for his advocacy in the field of LGBT immigration, as well as for assuring access to immigration benefits by countless same-sex couples throughout Colorado. In June 2013, following the landmark Windsor v. United...
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Bryon M. Large Elected to AILA Board of Governors

Senior Associate Attorney, Bryon M. Large, Sr., was elected to the Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association this past weekend. The Board of Governors is AILA’s main body responsible for determining the Association’s policies and carry on its business. The Board is composed of 21 elected members, as well as the Chair of each local chapter. Bryon will continue to work for the advancement of immigration law as...
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Firm Attorneys Attend National Immigration Conference

Each year, the American Immigration Lawyers Association ("AILA") hosts an annual conference showcasing the country's leading experts in their fields of immigration law. All of the attorneys from our firm attended the conference, held this year in Boston. The AILA Annual Conference presents an opportunity for attorneys to develop their skills and hone their education by attending lectures and panels on advanced immigration topics. The AILA Annual Conference not only allows...
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Managing Partner David Kolko Becomes Chair of AILA Colorado

David Kolko, the Managing Partner of Kolko & Associates, P.C., began his tenure as Chair of the Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA Colorado) last week. As Chair of AILA Colorado, David oversees the operations of the local chapter in Colorado, assuring open communication between the Chapter and the various immigration-related government agencies. AILA Colorado is made up of over 240 immigration attorneys in the state. AILA is...
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Obama Administration Proposes Rule Change to Allow Work Authorization for Spouses of Certain H-1B Workers in the United States

  Contributed by Zuzana Geremes, Paralegal On May 6, 2014, the Obama Administration and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a proposed change to the current regulations regarding employment authorization for certain spouses of foreign nationals working in the United States on H-1B visas. The stated goal of this rule change is to maintain U.S. economic competitiveness and to attract skilled talent that the United States might otherwise be losing...
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DACA Renewals to Begin Soon

Contributed by Elia Antillon, Administrative Staff USCIS is actively preparing for the DACA renewal process and anticipates announcing a new dual-use Form I-821D in late May 2014, for both original and renewal requests. Recipients must wait until USCIS publishes the new form before submitting their renewal requests.  Recipients should submit DACA renewal applications approximately 120 days before their current expiration date. Requests made 150 days or earlier prior to expiration date...
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Federal Court Victory! – Kolko v. Hale

Earlier this month, while attempting to access the Denver Immigration Court located in the Byron G. Rogers Federal Building, Managing Partner David Kolko was denied entry to the public lobby of the federal building and the Denver Immigration Court when he declined to show photo identification to federal agents guarding the building. Mr. Kolko fully agreed to proceed with regular and necessary security screening, including the use of a metal detector...
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USCIS Provides Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Married Couples, July 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Declares Section 3 of DOMA Unconstitutional, Provides Important Opportunity for Same-Sex Married Couples to Receive Immigration Benefits. In 1993, the U.S. Congress enacted the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Section 3 of DOMA barred the federal government, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), from recognizing any marriage that was not between one man and one woman. Under DOMA, DHS could not approve an immigration petition filed...
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Provisional Waivers for Unlawful Presence, March 2013

Kolko & Associates, P.C. is pleased to announce an important change in the immigration law with regard to the processing of waivers for the Unlawful Presence ground of inadmissibility. This new process is only available for spouses, children and certain parents of U.S. citizens (immediate relatives). Applicants applying for an Immigrant Visa to the United States are required to demonstrate that they are “admissible” to the United States. The Immigration and...
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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Announced by the Obama Administration June 2012

Kolko & Associates, P.C., is pleased to report the expansion of a critical immigration program to benefit certain people that entered the United States as young children. The program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”), was announced by the Secretary of Homeland Security on June 15, 2012 and the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) began accepting DACA applications on August 15, 2012. DACA is a discretionary determination by the...
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