Immigration Attorneys Support Dream Act

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has been urging Congress to pass the Dream Act since 2007. Presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama announced they would sign the bill into law allowing DACA recipients to self petition to Lawful Permanent Residence that would also create a path to citizenship. This year if the bill […]

Dream Act Reintroduced in Congress

The Dream Act, first introduced in the U.S. Senate back in 2007, has been reintroduced by a Republican and Democratic senator and, if approved by Congress and signed by the President, would allow DACA holders to apply for lawful permanent residence in the United States despite having entered the U.S. without benefit of a visa […]

Immigration Attorneys Fight Deportation Reinstatements

Under our previous president, non-criminal aliens were able to ask the government for deferral of their prior removal orders if they were placed into immigration court under the doctrine known as prosecutorial discretion. Our immigration attorneys were able under the previous administration to seek prosecutorial discretion for numerous clients but that has becomes more difficult […]

Reinstatement of Prior Deportation Orders

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and ICE under President Trump are looking to reinstate 970,000 Orders of Removal and Deportations, over 80 percent of which are involving non-criminal aliens. Over the years many undocumented immigrants with criminal charges have been placed into immigration court following a conviction of a serious crime including Domestic Battery, […]

Immigration Lawyers Critical of US Attorney General

Immigration Lawyers are increasingly leery of new US Justice Department Policies attempting to limit availability of aliens contesting deportation after serving time in prison. In the past criminal defendants who are also undocumented immigrants could be released after serving time and thereafter proceed to an Immigration Court in their local communities where they have family […]

Sanctuary Cities Fight Trump’s Deportation Plans

The current president won election by promising to “build a wall” and deport “murderers, drug dealers and rapists” from Mexico and other Central American countries . Once he was elected he instructed ICE to pick up every undocumented immigrant convicted or even suspected of committing non-violent crimes. Our immigration attorneys have over 25 years of […]

US Visa Applicants must provide travel history and social media

The U.S. State Department has issued instructions to all 120 consulates around the world to require all applicants for tourist visas for both business and tourists to provide up to 15 years of past travel history as well as documents showing their social media and email contacts. Your immigration attorneys have filed business and family […]

California demand records of ICE detaining undocumented workers

The State of California has filed FOIA requests to determine the scope of ICE detentions in California of undocumented workers, many of whom have no criminal arrests or convictions. President Obama had a policy of allowing DHS prosecutors to decline to place non criminal aliens in deportations proceedings. However, Trump has vowed to reverse all […]

DACA Beneficiary To Be Deported Without Court Hearing

The sister and daughter of two Argentines recently detained by ICE now faces deportation herself by speaking out about her family’s detention and according to DHS can be deported without a hearing. Unfortunately that is a true statement of the law. Ordinarily an undocumented alien, present in the US for more than 10 years (she […]

Trump’s Expansion Of Deportation Unconstitutional

In past administrations, before the President issued an executive order regarding immigration it was vetted, by among others, White House Counsel, the Justice Department under the attorney General, DHS and other governmental agencies. Many immigration attorneys and other advocates believe his executive orders on immigration are unconstitutional. The new president in order to quickly fulfill […]