Author: Chris Keyser

Attorney Katie DeGrio Channing Talks Immigration with WCCO News in Minneapolis
Attorney Katie DeGrio Channing Talks Immigration with WCCO News in Minneapolis
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Category: Immigration | Media | News

On January 29, 2013, immigration attorney Katie DeGrio Channing discussed U.S. Immigration Law with Jason DeRusha from WCCO News in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With Presdient Obama recently announcing a push for immigration reform, there may be new opportunities for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants to obtain lawful and permanent status in the United States. Ms. Channing discussed how to obtain a permanent resident status, also known as having a “green card.”


If you have any immigration concerns and wish

Carver County Sheriffs Uncover Illegal Arsenal of Weapons
Carver County Sheriffs Uncover Illegal Arsenal of Weapons
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Category: Gun Rights

Recently, Carver County sheriffs uncovered an arsenal of firearms in the hands of a mentally ill man, Christian Oberender, who was previously convicted of killing his mother at the age of 14. Oberender was in and out of psychiatric facilities until the age of 18 and then was deemed by a judge to be “mentally ill and dangerous.” Along with a Tommy gun, shotguns, an AK-47, and semi-automatic rifles there was also a disturbing letter and notes discussing the recent

Form I-601A Provisional Waivers
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Category: Immigration

Starting March 4, 2013, certain immigrants can apply for a provisional waiver of inadmissibility (to forgive illegal or unlawful entry into the United States) before they must depart the United States to appear at the Consulate or Embassy in their home country to obatin an immigrant visa.


The goal of the provisional waiver to keep families together by shortening the length of time the applicant has to return to his or her home country.


Applicants are not able

Recent Statistics Show Steady Immigrant Flow for Minnesota
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Category: Immigration

Minnesota has always been an area that has thrived on the contributions of immigrants. Immigrant-owned businesses in Minnesota employ approximately 21,000 workers and generate sales and receipts to the tune of $2.2 billion. Concordia University economist, Bruce Corrie, has calculated that in Minnesota, Asian-Americans and Latinos have accounted for approximately $7 billion in purchases annually. Along with the economic benefits from immigrants, there are also immense cultural benefits that add to the rich diversity of the communities within Minnesota.


How To Decipher Legal Jargon
How To Decipher Legal Jargon
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Category: General Legal

If you’ve ever read a legal document before, then you know how confusing and convoluted they can be. Most of it is necessary due to the complication of laws, but some of it just seems like flat out jargon. Check out this graphic below to learn How To Deciper Legal Jargon, a.k.a. ‘legalese’.



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Minnesota Drug Program Gets Suspended
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Category: Drug Crimes

September 17th marked the 1 year anniversary of the start of the Occupy movement. During the Occupy Minnesota event last year, several activists claimed that they were approached by a Minnesota State Trooper and a Hutchinson police office, then asked to come to their squad cars and provided with marijuana. A video surfaced supposedly documenting these events.


The accusations against the officers were that they were allegedly supplying citizens with drugs so that they could carry out the

Navigating the Legal Thicket of the New Immigration Program
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Category: Immigration

On August 15, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security opened up the application process for the “Deferred Deportation for Childhood Arrivals” program. This policy stems from the recent policies of the Obama Administration attempting to assist illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as young children. Essentially, the program offers a temporary reprieve from deportation to their home country in the form of a 2-year work visa for those who are under the age of 31. These individuals must also



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