Executive Action

New Rule on Asylum at Southern Border Violates Letter and Spirit of Asylum Law
New Rule on Asylum at Southern Border Violates Letter and Spirit of Asylum Law
The law as passed by Congress is very clear as to who may seek asylum in the United States.  Immigration & Nationality Act Section 208 states: Any alien who is physically present in the United...
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DACA is Back, Almost!
DACA is Back, Almost!
[caption id="attachment_3143" align="aligncenter" width="250"] Judge John D. Bates is a George W. Bush appointee on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.[/caption] DACA lives!  Maybe?  Yesterday, U.S. District Judge John Bates ruled that...
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End of DACA- What are the new rules?
End of DACA- What are the new rules?
  This is the first of several articles detailing the changes to the DACA program announced on Tuesday September 5, 2017.  This is meant to give quick and dirty information, whereas the next one we...
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What is going on with DACA?
What is going on with DACA?
The future of President Obama's program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is the subject of intense speculation and even more significant anxiety. Worry over the fate of the program increased significantly this week after...
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Walls, DACA and Raids: What has happened in immigration since Trump’s inauguration?
Walls, DACA and Raids: What has happened in immigration since Trump’s inauguration?
Back in November, we made some predictions about what might occur in a Trump presidency as it relates to immigration.  Generally, we were very pessimistic and presumed that almost all areas of immigration would become...
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Remember the St. Louis
Remember the St. Louis
Today, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, I am thinking about the M.S. St. Louis.  In 1939, while war waged in Europe, the M.S. St. Louis, a transatlantic ship carrying Jewish refugees fleeing the Third Reich, reached...
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Clients of the Month December 2016: Andres and Jazmine St. Claire
Clients of the Month December 2016: Andres and Jazmine St. Claire
Our December 2016 Client of the Month is another member of the “Dreamers out of Trump’s reach" club. Andres St. Claire and Jazmine St. Claire are clients of the month after Andres was granted residence...
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Client of the Month: January 2017 Danieca Bugarin
Client of the Month: January 2017 Danieca Bugarin
[caption id="attachment_2843" align="aligncenter" width="444"] Danieca Bugarin[/caption] Our January 2017 Client of the Month is part of our ongoing series of: "Dreamers that Trump can't touch!"  Danieca Bugarin landed in San Francisco, CA on December 30, 2016,...
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¿Cómo los inmigrantes pueden prepararse para la administración de Trump?
¿Cómo los inmigrantes pueden prepararse para la administración de Trump?
La semana pasada compartimos lo que puede pasar de primeras durante la presidencia de Trump. No era nuestra meta ser alarmistas, pero tenemos indicios que Trump no se está haciendo para atrás con sus horribles...
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What to Expect from Trump on Immigration on Day One
What to Expect from Trump on Immigration on Day One
The shock over the results of Tuesday’s election of Donald Trump has not yet worn off.  After two days of triage in hearing from scared clients and friends, we are now forced to confront what...
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August 2016 Client of the Month- Maria Crespo
August 2016 Client of the Month- Maria Crespo
Maria Crespo is our Client of the Month for August 2016.  Like many of the bright and talented young people who are contributing to our country, Maria, a citizen and national of Peru, was brought...
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I-601A Provisional Waiver Expansion Announced
I-601A Provisional Waiver Expansion Announced
The proposed expansion of the I-601A provisional waiver of inadmissibility due to unlawful presence has finally become a reality.  The President announced the expansion of the waiver as part of his November 2014 suite of...
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Clients of the Month July 2016- Jorge Martinez and Christopher Gallo
Clients of the Month July 2016- Jorge Martinez and Christopher Gallo
We are thrilled to announce Jorge Martinez and Christopher Gallo as our July 2016 Clients of the Month.  Jorge is a permanent resident who just returned from Honduras where he obtained his immigrant visa after...
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What now for deferred action?  After the Supreme Court decision on DAPA and expanded DACA in Texas v. US.
What now for deferred action? After the Supreme Court decision on DAPA and expanded DACA in Texas v. US.
"The judgement is affirmed by an equally divided court."  With one sentence, the Supreme Court refused to engage in the question of the President's authority to extend deferred action to the parents of U.S. citizens...
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Waiting for DAPA: Is Today the Day the Supreme Court Rules?
Waiting for DAPA: Is Today the Day the Supreme Court Rules?
[caption id="attachment_1029" align="aligncenter" width="275"] The Supreme Court is ready to rule on DAPA and expanded DACA soon.[/caption] Our eyes will be on the Supreme Court today to see if the Supreme Court will issue its...
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