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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

Common Immigration Scams to Avoid

Scammers have all sorts of ways of trying to trick and steal from people. Unfortunately, the people who have just come to the U.S., who are not familiar with American government systems and who may not even have a strong grasp of the English language can be prime targets for scammers. Given how devastating immigrations [...]

Common Immigration Scams to Avoid2019-08-01T18:10:59+00:00

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 far. [...]

California Wildfires Disrupt Immigration Services2019-08-06T14:45:30+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

Immigrants Said to Make CA Stronger

State civic leaders, theologians, law enforcement, education, and business leaders took a bold stand against deportation Tuesday, March 8, 2016, when they presented the highest court in the land a friend-of-the-court brief singing the praises of undocumented workers and urging temporary relief to as many as 5 million immigrants who currently live and work in [...]

Immigrants Said to Make CA Stronger2019-08-20T17:46:41+00:00

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 [...]

Non-Friendly Syrian Refugee States2019-08-20T17:47:09+00:00