Immigration News & Tips.

10 YEARS OF DACA

June 15, 2022 marked the 10 year anniversary for the program implemented by President Obama in 2012. While there have been victories and setbacks, DACA has changed the lives of approximately 825,000 individuals living in the United States. What is DACA? Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), is a program that allowed individuals who were … Read More

UPDATE – DEPORTATION: WHAT IMMIGRATION CASES WILL BENEFIT FROM NEW POLICY?

Recently the Biden Administration released an important Memo entitled “Interim Guidance to OPLA Attorneys Regarding Civil Immigration Enforcement and Removal Policies and Priorities”  This memo encourages Government (ICE or OPLA) attorneys to prioritize cases for removal or deportation and provides numerous ways for the Government to show leniency to a person in deportation proceedings. This … Read More

USCIS Increases Fees for Certain Applications

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is facing the reality of financial crisis.  USCIS, through a spokesperson, relayed to the United States Government that it would need $1.2 billion in the form of a cash bailout to continue operations. In addition to furloughs, the agency announced that … Read More

Executive Order Update

President trump signed an executive order Wednesday, April 22, 2020 which temporarily suspends immigration into the United States for 60 days.  The stated goal of the measure is to protect the American job market. Understandably, this has caused a lot of stress and concern during a time that has already been challenging due to the … Read More

New Ninth Circuit Decision Affects TPS holders

Can TPS holders become permanent residents? It just became a lot easier for those who reside in the Ninth Circuit. Temporary Protected Status is a designation for nationals of El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti, and other countries.  Many people who qualify for TPS entered the United States without inspection. Typically, a person must be “admitted and … Read More

What to do if detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)?

What to do if someone you know is detained by ICE? Things can move quickly once a person is detained.  ICE can arrest someone at their house, at their workplace, on the street, or they can place an “ICE hold” on those who are detained in a local jail for criminal or other proceedings. If … Read More

Tips for Immigrants Pending New Executive Orders

Tips for Immigrants Pending New Executive Orders Currently, we are waiting to see how the recent executive order from January 25, 2017 will be enforced.  A lot of people, understandably,  want to know what steps they can take know to protect themselves in case of the worst-case scenario.  Here are steps you can take now … Read More

The Expansion of the I-601A Provisional Waiver

The Expanded I-601A Waiver The provisional I-601A waiver which came into effect in 2013 allowed for certain applicants to file for the waiver while still in the United States.  The provisional waiver only waives unlawful presence (time spent in the United States without permission) for those subject to the three-year and ten-year bar.  The development … Read More

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