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 […]

6 States Sue to End DACA

Six states, mostly in the South and led by the Texas Attorney General, have filed a suit alleging the President did not have the executive power when President Obama signed DACA into law in 2012. Meanwhile, California and other states have also sued to keep DACA open but contending that President Trump does not have […]

US Visa Entry Vetting by Social Media

The U.S State Dept has announced plans to inspect social media contacts of foreign visitors from certain countries entering on Visas. Our immigration lawyers have been made aware that those requesting US visas have been asked for their passwords and usernames by Customs and Border Patrol and now it seems the government is taking this […]

Federal Judge Enjoins DHS from Halting DACA Renewals

When DACA ends in March of this year, pursuant to an order from the U.S Attorney General, it is estimated up to 1000 current DACA recipients will lose status each and every day. The California Attorney General, along with other entities, filed suit in San Francisco asking a Federal District Court Judge to issue an […]

TPS Discontinued for 200,000 from El Salvador

The Department t of Homeland Security (DHS) has ordered El Salvadoran’s granted Temporary Protective Status and work authorization to depart the U.S. before September of 2019 or face deportation. It is unclear if work permits that are to expire in 2018 can be renewed at this point but our immigration lawyers are carefully monitoring USCIS […]

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 Fight Presidents Deportation Plan

Immigration Attorneys who are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), an organization of which our attorneys are members, are meeting in New Orleans this week to among other matters discuss how best to protect their clients from this new administration. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FISCAL YEAR 2018 BUDGET: “Funding for a Massive Deportation Machine” […]