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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maintain the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program, which Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions “rescinded” on September 5, 2017.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 [...]

By |2018-09-05T17:56:14+00:00January 16th, 2018|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News|Comments Off on DACA IS BACK-FEDERAL COURT ORDERS PROGRAM REINSTATED

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 Administration [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

By |2018-09-05T17:56:15+00:00September 7th, 2017|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Family Immigration, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Comments Off on The End of the DACA Program: What Dreamers Need to Know

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 [...]

By |2018-09-05T17:56:15+00:00April 20th, 2017|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Comments Off on What to Do if ICE Comes Calling – Know Your Rights!

Non-Friendly Syrian Refugee States

There’s always some truth in old aphorisms, like “there’s always a rotten one in the bunch.” It also seems to be a good metaphor for what happened in the Paris shootings and bombings that occurred November 13, 2016, when suspected ISIS terrorists killed 130 and wounded hundreds more. That tragic event sparked so much concern [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:23+00:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Non-Friendly Syrian Refugee States

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 [...]

By |2018-01-29T22:51:57+00:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, Temporary Protected Status, Uncategorized|Comments Off on DHS Gives Syrian Refugees 18-Month Extension for U.S. Stay

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 [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:24+00:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Family Immigration, Immigration News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on CA Weighs Federal Aid or ‘Sanctuary City’ with Regard to Immigrants

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 [...]

By |2018-01-30T18:53:18+00:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Employment-Based Immigration, Immigration News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Myths & Facts about Undocumented Immigrants and the Economy

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

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 [...]

By |2018-01-30T20:45:23+00:00September 30th, 2016|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on FAQs About Immigration Scams: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of an Immigration Scam