U.S. Immigration Law

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

4 Grounds for Denaturalization & Appealing Citizenship Revocation

Causes for Denaturalization: 4 Grounds for Revoking Citizenship Denaturalization refers to the process of revoking a person’s citizenship in the U.S. and, in many cases, deporting that individual. Despite the fact that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) doesn’t commonly take this type of action against people, it is, nevertheless, possible and more likely to [...]

4 Grounds for Denaturalization & Appealing Citizenship Revocation

California Wildfires Disrupt Immigration Services

The deadly wildfires raging across western states like California, New Mexico, Utah, Oregon and Colorado may have displaced immigrants from their homes. One of the big concerns by immigration advocates is that undocumented residents may not seek shelter for fear of government reprisals, such as deportation. The wildfires have burned thousands of acres, so [...]

California Wildfires Disrupt Immigration Services

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

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

Library of Congress Will No Longer Use Phrase ‘Illegal Alien’

The term “illegal alien” has been a part of the American lexicon for decades. While the phrase was first established by the Library of Congress in 1980 (as“aliens, illegal”), in 1993, it was revised to “illegal aliens” in 1993. Since then, however, political correctness has seemed to trigger a fading reliance on this phrase. [...]

Library of Congress Will No Longer Use Phrase ‘Illegal Alien’