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MANDAMUS ACTIONS: THE LAST RESORT

Although the volume of newly-filed applications for benefits is down at the USCIS, the processing times for some applications pending at the US Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) are longer than ever before.  The USCIS holds a monopoly over all immigrants applying for green cards, citizenship and other applications, since the USCIS is the [...]

MANDAMUS ACTIONS: THE LAST RESORT2019-12-11T20:27:12+00:00

REOPENING “IN ABSENTIA” ORDERS OF DEPORTATION

Over the past several years, the USICE and related law enforcement agencies have embarked on an aggressive campaign to apprehend and remove from the United States thousands of aliens against whom “final orders” of deportation or removal have been entered.  Most of these individuals actually appeared in Immigration Court and were informed of the [...]

REOPENING “IN ABSENTIA” ORDERS OF DEPORTATION2019-12-11T20:22:35+00:00

WHAT TO DO IF ICE COMES CALLING-KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!

With the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has already been ramping up arrests of non-citizens at record rates. While ICE arrested and deported more people under President Obama than his predecessor, the Obama Administration focused on criminal aliens and previously deported aliens as an [...]

WHAT TO DO IF ICE COMES CALLING-KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!2019-11-14T20:37:41+00:00

DACA IS BACK-FEDERAL COURT ORDERS PROGRAM REINSTATED

On Tuesday January 9, 2018, United States District Court Judge William H. Alsup ordered the Trump administration to maintain the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program, which Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions “rescinded” on September 5, 2017. DACA recipients may file requests for extension of their DACA status under the same rules as in effect [...]

DACA IS BACK-FEDERAL COURT ORDERS PROGRAM REINSTATED2019-08-20T17:45:21+00:00

Options to Overcome Final Orders of Deportation: Motions to Reopen

How to Reopen a Deportation Order For the better part of the past ten years, the USICE and related law enforcement agencies have embarked on an aggressive campaign to apprehend and remove from the United States thousands of immigrants against whom “final orders” of deportation or removal have been entered.  The Trump [...]

Options to Overcome Final Orders of Deportation: Motions to Reopen2019-08-20T17:44:57+00:00

Will I Get Deported for a Crime?

Perhaps the most contentious issue immigrants face is deportation, but it actually takes some doing to be physically removed from this country. One way to get deported is by not playing by the rules or rule of law rather, and we’ll take a closer look at what this means. Interestingly enough, the Supreme Court of [...]

Will I Get Deported for a Crime?2019-08-20T17:40:08+00:00

The End of the DACA Program: What Dreamers Need to Know

The End of the DACA Program: What Dreamers Need to Know On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced the phase out of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Since 2012, this Obama-era program has provided a means for young undocumented immigrants in the U.S. to obtain work permits, driver’s [...]

The End of the DACA Program: What Dreamers Need to Know2019-08-20T17:45:09+00:00

What to Do if ICE Comes Calling – Know Your Rights!

What to Do if ICE Comes Calling – Know Your Rights! With the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has already been ramping up arrests of non-citizens at record rates. While ICE arrested and deported more people under President Obama than his [...]

What to Do if ICE Comes Calling – Know Your Rights!2018-09-05T17:56:15+00:00

DHS Gives Syrian Refugees 18-Month Extension for U.S. Stay

In a seemingly controversial move given the current presidential election, the Department of Homeland Security announced on August 1 that it was extending Syrians’ rights to stay living in the U.S., if they apply for temporary protected status (TPS) preventing them from possible deportation. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended the existing TPS [...]

DHS Gives Syrian Refugees 18-Month Extension for U.S. Stay2019-08-20T17:46:51+00:00

CA Weighs Federal Aid or ‘Sanctuary City’ with Regard to Immigrants

A line has been drawn in the sand, so to speak, and California lawmakers must make a critical decision: Enforce the laws on the books that would require local city, county and state law enforcement agencies to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) officials with regard to immigrants charged and/or convicted of crimes [...]

CA Weighs Federal Aid or ‘Sanctuary City’ with Regard to Immigrants2019-08-20T17:46:04+00:00