News and Updates from Poarch Thompson Law

How has President Biden changed immigration?

How has President Biden changed immigration?

From the March 2021 Roanoke Bar Review article by Rachel Thompson, Esq. How has President Biden changed immigration? I’ve been asked that question dozens of times by family and friends. Immigration has been such a hot topic during the 2016 and 2020 elections and many...

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Recent Changes With DACA

Recent Changes With DACA

On December 4, 2020, a U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of New York ordered that the July 2020 Memorandum is vacated. Thus, on December 7, 2020, USCIS and DHS updated their websites to comply with the court order. The notices state that effective December...

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Poarch and Thompson named Legal Elite

Poarch and Thompson named Legal Elite

Congrats to our very own Christine Poarch and Rachel Thompson: both named Legal Elite in Immigration by Virginia Business Magazine. The Legal Elite polls lawyers licensed to practice in Virginia and asks them to name top attorneys in a variety of legal specialities....

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Recent Bars to Asylum Eligibility

Recent Bars to Asylum Eligibility

On October 20, 2020, the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security announced a new rule that bars certain immigrants from obtaining asylum. This rule will prevent certain immigrants from obtaining asylum based on their criminal history.  Immigrants...

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USCIS Lunch & Learn: Let’s Celebrate Citizenship

USCIS Lunch & Learn: Let’s Celebrate Citizenship

Come learn about the 10 steps to naturalization at the next USCIS Lunch & Learn! Attorney Rachel Thompson will introduce her mother, Joy Hepkins, who will talk about her immigration journey to U.S. citizenship at this informative USCIS Washington District Office...

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