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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

A Helpful Guide to Foreign Adoption & the Related Immigration Issues

How to Seek an Immigration Status Change for an Adopted Child from Another Country Adopting a child from a foreign country is becoming more of a mainstream practice in the U.S. In fact, last year, well over 5,600 children from foreign countries were adopted by Americans and brought into the U.S. This makes foreign [...]

By |2018-01-29T23:04:01+00:00September 24th, 2016|Categories: Adoption, Family Immigration, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Helpful Guide to Foreign Adoption & the Related Immigration Issues

Toddlers Can Represent Themselves in Asylum Cases, Judge Rules

When it comes to detaining undocumented and sometimes unattended toddlers or young children coming into the U.S., there has been some backlash, particularly when it comes to the possibility that young children will be confined in a prison-like setting. That is reportedly one of the reasons why U.S. District Judge Jack Weil issued a startling deposition [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:24+00:00September 18th, 2016|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Family Immigration, Immigration News, U.S. Citizenship, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Toddlers Can Represent Themselves in Asylum Cases, Judge Rules

‘Most Wanted’ Undocumented Immigrants Captured by ICE Dragnet

'Most Wanted' Undocumented Immigrants Captured by ICE Dragnet Earlier this summer, officials at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that they would be conducting raids nationwide. At that time, they specify who they would be targeting. The uncertainty surrounding that announcement, however, has recently been cleared up because, according to ICE, recent raids have [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:24+00:00September 12th, 2016|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on ‘Most Wanted’ Undocumented Immigrants Captured by ICE Dragnet

Undocumented Immigrants from Central America May Be Targets of ICE Enforcement Action

Authorities at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) department are reportedly gearing up to look for and detain certain undocumented immigrants who have been ignoring deportation orders. These enforcement plans have reportedly been set in motion by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson. Who Will Be the Targets of this Enforcement Effort? Undocumented Immigrants from [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:24+00:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Family Immigration, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Undocumented Immigrants from Central America May Be Targets of ICE Enforcement Action

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

TPS for Nicaragua & Honduras Extended through 2018 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, [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:24+00:00August 31st, 2016|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Employment-Based Immigration, Family Immigration, Immigration News, Temporary Protected Status, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Temporary Extended Status (TPS) for Nicaragua & Honduras Extended through 2018, USCIS Announces

DOJ to Appeal SCOTUS Ruling on the Executive Action on Immigration

DOJ to Appeal SCOTUS Ruling on the Executive Action on Immigration The executive action on immigration, which has become a highly controversial subject - particularly in light of the election year, recent hit another major roadblock: the recent 4-4 split decision on the case (U.S. v. Texas) that was handed down by the Supreme [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:24+00:00August 26th, 2016|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration Executive Action, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on DOJ to Appeal SCOTUS Ruling on the Executive Action on Immigration

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. And [...]

By |2018-01-30T20:24:10+00:00August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Immigration News, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Library of Congress Will No Longer Use Phrase ‘Illegal Alien’

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 visas [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:24+00:00August 16th, 2016|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on El Salvadorians Can Apply for an Extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Govt. Ruling Deals Blow to Undocumented Immigrant Healthcare

California was especially hit hard by the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a lower court ruling in a 4-4 split decision made in June. The split decision effectively puts an indefinitely hold on any government subsidized programs that undocumented immigrants and foreign nationals were looking forward to receiving when they decided to come to the [...]

By |2018-01-30T19:09:21+00:00August 11th, 2016|Categories: Family Immigration, Immigration Executive Action, Immigration News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Govt. Ruling Deals Blow to Undocumented Immigrant Healthcare