Deportation & Removal Defense

Reopening “In Absentia” Order 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” Order of Deportation

Appealing USCIS Decisions

Answers to Common Questions about Appealing USCIS Decisions. When you need to change your immigration status, you will have to deal with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and in many cases, you will have to submit applications, pay fees and potentially even attend interviews. Despite your efforts and investments, however, you may end up [...]

Appealing USCIS Decisions

Options to Overcome Final Orders of Deportation: Motions to Reopen

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 Administration has only increased enforcement efforts and exacerbated [...]

Options to Overcome Final Orders of Deportation: Motions to Reopen

Myths & Facts about Undocumented Immigrants and the Economy

Our country is poised to get a brand new administration at the beginning of the year, and with it may come sweeping changes – many of them may be bad for undocumented immigrants. But are undocumented immigrants really responsible for lower wages and in effect taking jobs away from natural born citizens? The focus of [...]

Myths & Facts about Undocumented Immigrants and the Economy

FAQs About Immigration Scams: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of an Immigration Scam

Wherever there are people needing help and willing to pay for it, scam artists can lurk in the shadows, waiting to steal money from unsuspecting, vulnerable people. In fact, scams targeting undocumented people in the U.S. are fairly prevalent, as this group of people: Can be especially vulnerable due to a lack of language [...]

FAQs About Immigration Scams: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of an Immigration Scam

Temporary Extended Status (TPS) for Nicaragua & Honduras Extended through 2018, USCIS Announces

Foreign nationals from Nicaragua and Honduras are now eligible for extended deportation relief in the U.S., as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security - Jeh Johnson - has recently extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for these individuals. The 18-month extension will reportedly run through July 5, 2018. In addition to being available for Nicaraguans and Hondurans, [...]

Temporary Extended Status (TPS) for Nicaragua & Honduras Extended through 2018, USCIS Announces

El Salvadorians Can Apply for an Extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

One of the latest nations from Central America to be granted a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) extension from Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is El Salvador. This essentially gives El Salvador’s nationals (as well as those who last resided in that nation) an additional 18 months of extended stay in the U.S., even if their [...]

El Salvadorians Can Apply for an Extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Advocates Push to Improve California Detainment Standards for Immigrants

Most Americans think refugees and foreign nationals seeking asylum in America get the red carpet treatment. Well, in a lot of cases, that couldn’t be further than the truth. Because instead of walking on a red carpet a lot of times asylum seekers find themselves staring at red lines on the floor of privately [...]

Advocates Push to Improve California Detainment Standards for Immigrants

One Path to a Green Card: The 6 Steps of Consular Processing

Consular processing is one pathway to obtaining permanent resident status in the U.S. Generally available to those who have an approved immigration petition and an available immigrant visa number, consular processing is an alternative to the adjustment of status process for individuals who are not already in the U.S. Below is a simplified overview [...]

One Path to a Green Card: The 6 Steps of Consular Processing