Immigration Lawyer’s Predict Rise in Deportation Hearings

This blog expands on yesterday’s on a change in policy by the Trump Administration to add new categories of those who DHS and ICE will place in Deportation Proceedings. Now the list will include those applications, petitions or immigration benefits that were denied. In prior administrations, particularly the Obama Administration, denials of applications for immigration […]

Immigration Lawyers See Deportations Increasing

Under prior Presidential administrations, Notices to Appear (NTA’s) in Immigration Court were issues to undocumented immigrants convicted of certain crimes as well as legal residents. And under the Obama Administration an NTA could be dismissed if one had U.S. citizen, or Legal Resident family here and the criminal conviction was a not a felony or […]

Immigration Lawyers Sue DHS to extend TPS

Immigration Lawyers Sued the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to extend Temporary Protective Status (TPS) and protect from deportation El Salvadorans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Sudanese. TPS for these countries is otherwise is scheduled to be terminated in 2019. Our immigration attorneys have looked into many other options for our clients who are at risk of […]

Immigration Lawyers Protecting Clients from USCIS

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) is now, under its new director turning a service agency into a law enforcement arm of the Trump Administration’s Deportation efforts. It has become more essential than ever to ensure adequate representation through a qualified immigration attorney as more undocumented immigrants and legal residents are at risk […]

Immigration Attorneys Protect the 10 Year Rule in Deportation Matters

One of the elements in contesting deportation proceedings is to prove the respondent has been continuously present in the U.S. for a minimum of 10 years prior to the issuance of a Notice to Appear (NTA). In addition, in Cancellation of Removal matters for non-residents, one must prove exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to US […]

Immigration Lawyers Oppose ICE in Courthouses

Our judicial system is under attack from one of the very agencies charged with protecting it; namely, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and ICE, its enforcement arm. All of us, including the undocumented, have the right to pursue actions in court whether it be to seek protection from an abuser or bring an action […]

Immigration Lawyers Argue DACA Was Constitutional

The current president ended DACA on March 5th of this year arguing it was unconstitutional for his predecessor to take executive action to grant DACA relief to 800,000 “Dreamers,” or undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. Then President Trump stated that if Congress did not legislate DACA into law he would reconsider starting […]

Court Orders DHS to Release DACA Documents

The California Attorney General and other interested parties have convinced the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to order the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release documents related to President’s Trump ending of the DACA program. Our immigration attorneys helped hundreds of clients file for and renew DACA before the program was terminated and are […]

Dreamers Encouraged by Democratic Support for Dream Act

Those whose DACA programs will expire next year because of Trump’s Executive Order are looking to the Democratic Party to get the Dream Act adopted. If Republicans expect Democrats to support a federal budget for 2018, which must pass early next month, they may have to compromise on the Dream Act in order to get […]

Republican Senator Jeff Flake from Arizona is supporting an extension of DACA to allow recipients who qualify to continue to receive work authorization and deferral of deportation and a new version of the Dream Act which would be a “pathway to citizenship”. In the opinion of our immigration lawyers a ten year program to apply […]