Back After Website Problems

Admin Santos Immigration/ May 1, 2022

We are back! disappeared off the Internet in 2018. We purchased this domain and decided to bring it back. We hope to once again to provide all the old information.We have a lot of web projects going on now, but it will be soon. If you have a long memory, or you are old, you might remember the old

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Arlington Immigration Judge to Retire—Adding to Court’s Backlog

Admin Santos Immigration/ January 9, 2014

After serving as an immigration judge since 1993, Judge Wayne R. Iskra recently announced his retirement, effective January 16, 2013.  The Department of Justice has a partial hiring freeze in place –allowing for the replacement of every three immigration judges with the appointment of one immigration judge.  As such, there are no plans to replace Judge Iskra, which will cause

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Maryland to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain Drivers’ Licenses

Admin Santos Immigration/ June 22, 2013

Undocumented immigrants living in Maryland may now begin applying for drivers’ licenses, regardless of their immigration status. To be eligible, you must be a resident of Maryland, have filed your Maryland income taxes for the past two years, and pass a written test and driving test. Undocumented immigrants can begin the process of applying as soon as today, however, these new drivers’

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Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Couples after DOMA’s Demise

Admin Santos Immigration/ April 22, 2013

In the landmark case, United States v. Windsor (2013), the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (1996), or DOMA – which had defined marriage as between a man and a woman only.  Under this provision of DOMA, same-sex couples were denied access to hundreds of federal programs and benefits available to heterosexual couples, including immigration benefits. 

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Yet Another Example of Our Broken Immigration System

Admin Santos Immigration/ February 12, 2012

Immigration reform is once again stalled, despite the fact that politicians on both sides of the aisle acknowledge that our immigration system is broken. There are a number of signs that the current immigration system is failing. Case in point: the backlog in immigration courts across the nation with over 350,000 ongoing deportation cases each year in a country where

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