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 […]

USCIS Attacking Green Cards at Naturalization Interviews

USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) in the process of reviewing N400, Naturalization petitions for U.S. citizenship and is now looking at reviewing old applications for lawful permanent residence to determining if green cards were granted improperly. Our immigration lawyers take a close look at each applicant for naturalization to make sure they will not […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]