Immigration News & Tips.

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

El Perdon: The unlawful presence provisional I601A waiver

  What is the 601A Unlawful Presence Waiver? It is a waiver to overcome “unlawful presence” which accrues when someone is not authorized to be in the United States. Depending on how long someone has been in the United States accruing unlawful presence (without documents), they risk having to spend three years or ten years … Read More

The U-Visa: An Overview

What is the U-visa? Congress created the U-visa in an effort to encourage undocumented immigrants to report crimes and to feel confident in turning to local law enforcement for help. Being the victim of a crime can be a terrifying experience which may be made worse by threats of deportation if the crime is reported. … Read More

Advance Parole

What is advance parole? Most commonly, advance parole is filed with form I485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status. This is the form that is filled out to apply for permanent residency or a “green card.” Advance parole allows individuals to travel outside the United States while the form is pending without … Read More

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