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Is USCIS really not processing green card applications?
Outstanding reporting by Tanvi Misra in Roll Call last week uncovered memos that state that U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service has "stopped" processing applications for residence.  While we have not seen the memos at issue,...
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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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Sessions Guts Asylum Protections
Sessions Guts Asylum Protections
It’s another rough day to be an immigration attorney in America. Yesterday, a decision was issued that seriously undermines the ability of immigrants to seek asylum in this country. The administration is continuing its war...
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What is the Caravan and what should U.S. immigration authorities do with it?
What is the Caravan and what should U.S. immigration authorities do with it?
We have heard a lot about the "Caravan" of immigrants making its way north through Mexico from the Northern Triangle- El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala- of Central America.  Once numbering over 1200 people, the remaining...
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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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Against “Illegal” Immigration But in Favor of “Legal” Immigration? We Knew You Were Lying All Along
Against “Illegal” Immigration But in Favor of “Legal” Immigration? We Knew You Were Lying All Along
Nearly every discussion I have with someone who is opposed to immigration eventually includes my opponent saying something like this: "I am not against immigration.  I am against illegal immigration.  I have no problem if...
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DACA: Some Venting and Some Solutions
DACA: Some Venting and Some Solutions
Of all the stupid, dirty, slimy, no-good, treasonous, villainous, putrid, double-crossing treachery, low life, vengeful, mean-spirited, spiteful, nasty, pin-headed, pathetic, weak, ugly, traitorous, short-sighted, weak-kneed, unbecoming, dumb, awful, smelly, vile, cruel, vicious, unjustifiable, illogical, unfriendly,...
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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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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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