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President Biden Announces New Actions Protecting Spouses of US Citizens & Dreamers (El Presidente Biden Anuncia Nuevas Acciones Para Proteger a Los Cónyuges De Ciudadanos Estadounidenses y Soñadores)

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(Por favor consulte la versión en español abajo.) “Keeping American Families Together” Today, June 18, 2024, the Biden Administration announced a new program that provides protections to undocumented spouses and stepchildren of US citizens. The new policy will shield undocumented spouses and qualifying stepchildren from deportation, grant employment authorization, and most importantly, put people on a pathway to U.S .citizenship. It is anticipated that the program will launch by the end...
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Exciting Developments & Key Takeaways from the Annual Immigration Conference

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Last week, from June 12-15, 2024, Kolko and Casey, P.C. Senior Associate Attorneys Petula McShiras and Andrea Sweeney, attended the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois where they attended various panels on business immigration, family immigration, and humanitarian immigration. They also participated in open forums with the U.S. government agencies, such as U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Department of...
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Esteemed Attorney Angela Cifor joins Kolko & Casey, P.C. as Partner

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Kolko & Casey, P.C. is very pleased to announce that Angela Cifor has joined our office as a Partner and in collaboration with Managing Partner Jennifer Casey will lead our Firm in its continued commitment to excellent service to our clients. Angela previously worked at Kolko & Casey from 2016 through 2021 as an Associate and Senior Associate Attorney, and we are thrilled that she will be re-joining our team as...
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I’m an Employer and I hear there’s a new fee rule. Which USCIS fees apply to me?

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  On January 31, 2024, USCIS published a fee rule, increasing the fees on most applications, adding an Asylum Program fee for certain applications, and creating a fee structure for certain employment-based applications, based on the type of organization or the size of the organization. These new fees took effect on April 1, 2024, and can be confusing to understand. This blog will break down some of the FAQs on the...
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Kolko & Casey, P.C.’s commitment to our clients into 2024 and beyond

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With the retirement of Senior Partner David Kolko at the end of 2023, our law firm, Kolko & Casey, P.C. will continue our practice of providing stellar service to our clients. Under the leadership and ownership of Managing Partner, Jennifer Casey, and with the support of an excellent team of Senior Associate Attorneys Andrea Sweeney and Petula McShiras, Associate Attorney Kayla Choun, and experienced professional support staff, our law firm is...
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Kolko & Casey, P.C. Law Partners Recognized for Accomplishments in Field of Immigration Law

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Kolko and Casey, P.C. announces the 2021 selection of law partners Jennifer Casey and David Kolko for esteemed honors in the field of immigration law, from both 5280 Magazine and Super Lawyers. Each of these recognitions is based on comments from peers, clients and colleagues in the immigration legal field, which confirms what we already know: our firm is indeed fortunate for the experience and leadership shown by Jennifer Casey and...
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President Biden Issues Memorandum Solidifying His Support of DACA Program

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Among President Biden’s first actions upon being sworn-in as the 46th President of the United States was to issue a Memorandum to “Preserve and Fortify Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).” In the memorandum, issued on January 20, 2021, his first day in office, President Biden calls on the Secretary of Homeland Security to “take all actions he deems appropriate, consistent with applicable law, to preserve and fortify DACA.” While the...
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ECONOMIC INCOME PAYMENTS FOR IMMIGRANTS – ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR A STIMULUS CHECK UNDER THE CARES ACT?

ECONOMIC INCOME PAYMENTS FOR IMMIGRANTS – ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR A STIMULUS CHECK UNDER THE CARES ACT?
Many individuals living in the United States, including many non-citizens, are eligible to receive an Economic Impact Payment, or stimulus check, authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). Eligible individual taxpayers should automatically receive a payment up to $1,200 and couples who file their taxes jointly will receive a payment up to $2,400. So, who is eligible for the CARES Act payment? The Internal Revenue Service...
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Kolko & Casey is here to assist during the COVID-19 Health Crisis

Kolko & Casey is here to assist during the COVID-19 Health Crisis
Dear Kolko & Casey clients, friends and community: During these difficult and unpredictable times, we wanted to reach out and let you know that we are here. We remain dedicated to our Firm’s mission to contribute to the enhancement of the United States by providing creative and high-quality immigration legal services to families, businesses and individuals, with a commitment to superior customer service and communication in a collegial and supportive environment....
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Unemployment Benefits Are Exempt from Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility

Unemployment Benefits Are Exempt from Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves in the United States, many employers are making the difficult decision to lay off workers. Workers, in turn, have the option to apply for unemployment benefits to support themselves through these uncertain and difficult times. Noncitizens may be concerned about applying for and receiving unemployment benefits and potentially subjecting themselves to the “public charge” ground of inadmissibility in light of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS)...
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Kolko & Casey attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers

Kolko & Casey attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers
Please join Kolko & Casey, P.C. in congratulating Managing Partner David Kolko and Senior Associate Attorney Angela Cifor for their recognition as 2020 Super Lawyers! David Kolko has been selected as a 2020 Super Lawyer in the field of Immigration Law.  Angela Cifor is recognized as a 2020 Super Lawyer, Rising Star in immigration. We are honored to work alongside these talented, creative and dedicated attorneys in the field of immigration...
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Federal District Court Judge Blocks Trump's Third Country Asylum Rule

Federal District Court Judge Blocks Trump's Third Country Asylum Rule
As outlined in our blog, “Trump Administration Issues New Third Country Asylum Rule,” the new third-country asylum rule bars anyone (other than a citizen of Mexico) who travels from another country to the United States by land from qualifying for asylum unless he or she first seeks asylum in a third country. However, on July 24, 2019, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar of San Francisco, California issued a preliminary injunction which...
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Trump Administration Issues New Third Country Asylum Rule

Trump Administration Issues New Third Country Asylum Rule
  UPDATE: On July 24, 2019, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar of San Francisco, California issued a preliminary injunction which has temporarily stopped the Trump administration’s third-country asylum bar from going into effect. Earlier on the same day, a U.S. District Judge in Washington D.C. declined to issue a preliminary injunction in a similar suit. However, the decision of the U.S. District Judge in San Francisco a few hours later temporarily...
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USCIS Denver Field Office changes InfoPass Appointment Policy

USCIS Denver Field Office changes InfoPass Appointment Policy
In the past, Applicants for immigration benefits, their representatives, and other stakeholders were able to go online to schedule an appointment with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) at their local field office. These appointments, called InfoPass appointments, are an important tool to help people navigate the immigration system and allowed peopled to ask questions about a pending case, check the status of a case, and/or receive important documents related to...
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Trump Administration to Begin Increased Enforcement of Sponsors’ Financial Obligations Based on Affidavit of Support

Trump Administration to Begin Increased Enforcement of Sponsors’ Financial Obligations Based on Affidavit of Support
An Applicant/Beneficiary for an immigrant visa or for adjustment of status must demonstrate that he or she is not inadmissible due to his or her likelihood to become a public charge. This requirement is based upon the U.S. government’s concern that Applicants/Beneficiaries will become lawful permanent residents and then become reliant on public benefits such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or “food stamps”) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families...
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Two Top Honors - David Kolko, Kolko & Casey, P.C. - Denver Colorado

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Kolko and Casey, P.C. announces the 2019 selection of Managing Attorney, David Kolko for two esteemed honors in the field of immigration law, from both 5280 Magazine and Super Lawyers. Both these recognitions, which are based upon recommendations from peers in the immigration legal field, confirm what we already know: That we are fortunate for the experience and dedication of David Kolko at the head of our firm. For the fourth...
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2019 Brings Changes to Firm Ownership and Firm Name: Kolko & Casey, P.C.

2019 Brings Changes to Firm Ownership and Firm Name: Kolko & Casey, P.C.
David Kolko and Jennifer Casey are both very pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2019, our law firm, Kolko & Associates, P.C., has changed its name to Kolko & Casey, P.C.  With the addition of Jennifer Casey to the ownership team, the firm is continuing its evolution for the future.  With seven attorneys and extensive legal experience in the field of U.S. Immigration Law, the firm will continue to serve...
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What is happening with DACA? Where we are, and we where we could be heading…

What is happening with DACA? Where we are, and we where we could be heading…
It has been almost one year since U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions announced that the government was terminating Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program which offers work permits and deportation relief to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. However, thanks to multiple lawsuits filed in Federal Courts across the country, challenging the legality of the termination of DACA, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has continued...
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Life After TPS: Evaluate Your Options

Life After TPS: Evaluate Your Options
In recent months the Trump Administration has terminated the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Program for multiple countries and is reviewing the continued designation of several others. TPS for Hondurans was terminated and will only continue through July 5, 2018. The TPS designation for Nicaragua will terminate on January 5, 2019. TPS for individuals from Haiti was also terminated and the protected status will only continue through July 22, 2019. Individuals from...
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Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador set to end September 09, 2019

Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador set to end September 09, 2019
On January 08, 2018, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security announced her decision to end the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for El Salvador. TPS provides temporary lawful status and work authorization to people already in the United States from countries affected by armed conflict, natural disaster or other strife. El Salvador was first designated by George W. Bush in March 2001 following a series of earthquakes, and has...
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