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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

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

What’s happening with DACA? As of September 5, 2017

1) If You Do Not Have DACA or a DACA Application Pending. You cannot apply. The program has been terminated and new applications are no longer being accepted by USCIS. 2)If you have DACA and a work permit that expires on or before March 5, 2018, you can apply for a 2-year renewal, but your … 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

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

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