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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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The DACA Injunction
The DACA Injunction
Last night, a U.S. District Court in California v DHS  issued a nationwide injunction stopping the Trump administration from ending DACA as it relates to renewals.  The court ordered DHS “to maintain the DACA program on...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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