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Trump Pushes for New Restrictions for Visa Holders

President Trump issued a memorandum aimed at placing new immigration restrictions on individuals who hold nonimmigrant (temporary stay) visas. The “Presidential Memorandum on Combating High Nonimmigrant Overstay Rates” orders the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security to immediately take “all appropriate actions that are within the scope of their respective authorities to…

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Marijuana Hurts Your Immigration, Citizenship Chances

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently clarified that violating the federal controlled substance law, including violations involving marijuana, will make it difficult to establish a good moral character for the naturalization process. Marijuana can create other immigration difficulties as well. Founding partner Sophie Alcorn wrote about cannabis and immigration law last year. Even if…

Mary Grilli Jacobs

Alcorn Immigration Law Team Spotlight: Meet Associate Mary Grilli Jacobs

Mary Grilli Jacobs has been part of our team almost since the beginning when I started Alcorn Immigration Law in 2015. An expert in business and family immigration law, Mary has helped hundreds of individuals, families, startups, small businesses, and corporations with immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, requests for evidence, employment authorization documents (work permits), and…