Increased Immigration Enforcement at the Expense of Public Safety?

May 2, 2017,

An increase in the fear of deportation leads to a decrease in crime reporting. This is one reason why many police chiefs in the greater Boston area, and in other parts of the country, oppose entering into programs where their… read more


Today is the Deadline for Voter Registration in Massachusetts!

October 19, 2016

The Law Office of Rachel Benedict would like to remind all of those who are eligible to vote to register if they have not already done so! The Massachusetts deadline for voter registration is today (October 19, 2016), and you… read more


Split Supreme Court Decision Leaves Block on DAPA in Place

June 23, 2016

The Supreme Court issued an opinion halting many of  Obama’s executive actions on immigration.  The court’s decision in United States v. Texas is evenly split, which means that the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s Injunction (Stay)… read more


USCIS Proposes Fee Increase for Work Permit, Green Card, Naturalization, and Other Applications

June 1, 2016

  On May 4, 2016 USCIS published a notice of proposed rule-making inviting public comment, for 60 days, on a proposed Fee Schedule. The agency proposes raising fees on over 40 different types of benefit applications. It is likely that… read more


New DHS Rule Creates 24 Month OPT Extension for STEM Students

May 6, 2016

Good news for F-1 students in a STEM degree program! On March 11, 2016 DHS published the final rule allowing F-1 students who hold STEM degrees and meet other requirements to apply for a 24-month, rather than a 17-month extension… read more


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