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A First Look at the Biden/Harris Immigration Bill
Hours before he takes the oath of office, President-Elect Joe Biden released details of the immigration bill his administration will send to Congress.  The fact sheet distributed by his office reveals a bold bill that...
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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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April 2018 Clients of Month Aldemar Segundo and Susan Matos
We are thrilled with our April 2018 Clients of the Month, Aldemar Segundo and Susan Matos Segundo.  Aldemar became a permanent resident in March 2018 and can live securely with his U.S. citizen wife, Susan,...
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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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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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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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The DAPA and Expanded DACA Case Before the Supreme Court May Be Affected by Justice Scalia’s Passing
The DAPA and Expanded DACA Case Before the Supreme Court May Be Affected by Justice Scalia’s Passing
The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has created turmoil in Washington DC and on the Presidential campaign trail.  Republicans are uniformly calling on the President to refrain from nominating anyone to fill the...
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Muslim Immigrants to US Were Abused before Trump Started Name-Calling
Muslim Immigrants to US Were Abused before Trump Started Name-Calling
Let's start here: Donald Trump is an abomination.  From his slander of Mexicans as rapists to the violence he incites and tolerates at his rallies to his latest outrages of suggesting a database and a...
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Executive Action Update: FAQ on the Fifth (5th) Circuit Ruling on the DAPA & DACA Injunction
Executive Action Update: FAQ on the Fifth (5th) Circuit Ruling on the DAPA & DACA Injunction
What just happened in the 5th Circuit? The U.S. Court of Appeals formally upheld Judge Hanen's injunction prohibiting the administration for implementing DAPA & DACA.  The injunction prohibited the administration from implementing DAPA and expanded...
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Transitions at Benach Collopy- Patrick Edition
Transitions at Benach Collopy- Patrick Edition
Despite the wreckage that is the Washington Nationals baseball season, everyone can agree that Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo pulled off an enormous coup when he signed Max Scherzer.  Everywhere, we are reminded that BR...
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Cheer Caitlyn, But Learn About Nicoll and Marichuy
Cheer Caitlyn, But Learn About Nicoll and Marichuy
Much of the world rejoiced yesterday upon seeing the photos of Caitlyn Jenner's exquisite transformation on the cover of the June issue of Vanity Fair.  Much of the commentary I saw focused not so much...
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5th Circuit DACA/ DAPA Update- Injunction Lives!
5th Circuit DACA/ DAPA Update- Injunction Lives!
The Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in a 2-1 decision refused the Obama administration's request for an emergency stay of Judge Andrew Hanen's injunction against the President's deferred action (DAPA and DACA+).  This...
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Oral Arguments in the Fifth Circuit about DAPA and DACA Injunction
Oral Arguments in the Fifth Circuit about DAPA and DACA Injunction
Oral arguments in federal court generate lots of light, but very little heat.  One thing every appellate lawyer knows is not to predict the outcome of a case based upon oral arguments.  The better legal...
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