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Recent U.S. Immigration News

Immigrant Couple Reading Notice to Appear

What is a "Notice to Appear?"

In immigration matters, a Form I-862 Notice to Appear (NTA) signals the beginning of deportation or removal proceedings. The NTA, issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), directs the recipient to appear at a certain date, time and lo… Read More
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US Border Patrol Agent Stamping a Passport

New Immigration Policy on RFE/NOID: Why You Need an Immigration Attorney More Now than Ever

On July 13, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new policy memorandum. Although this memorandum didn’t receive much attention in the news, given the other stories going on on the world stage that week,… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law
Silhouetted Line of Walking Refugees Seeking Asylum, Sky and Clouds Behind Them

What Does "Seeking Asylum" Mean?

The news has been filled recently with commentary about the current administration’s immigration policy, including children being separated from their parents at the border and placed in makeshift housing. Proponents of the policy claim that th… Read More
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Immigrant Child Separated from Mom at Border

Families Separated at the Border: Understanding What's Going On

In recent days, many people have become alarmed at the news that children are being taken from their families at the border when their parent or parents are criminally charged with crossing the border illegally. Around the same time, news broke that… Read More
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Man Arrested by ICE in Handcuffs

Do You Need to Worry About ICE Enforcement in Court?

Arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) outside courthouses showed a sharp increase in 2017. Naturally, this is a great cause for concern for undocumented immigrants who may already avoid contact with the legal system to avoid calling at… Read More
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Child Facing Deportation with American Flag, Held by her Father

Do Children Facing Deportation Have a Right to a Court-Appointed Lawyer?

A recent decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals answered the question, “do children facing deportation have a right to a court-appointed lawyer?” Shockingly, the answer was “no.” In other words, the Court of Appeals de… Read More
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Arms of Victims of Human Trafficking Tied with Ropes

Can Victims of Human Trafficking Get Help to Stay in the U.S?

Human trafficking is getting more and more attention in the news and in other media these days, raising the awareness of people who thought that slavery was something that took place only in another time or a country far away. In reality, human traff… Read More
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El Salvador map

End of Temporary Protected Status for 200,000 Salvadorans

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced in January that the Trump administration will be ending temporary protected status for Salvadorans who have been living in the United States for nearly twenty years. Salvadorans represent the largest… Read More
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Immigrant Boy Affected by End of Temporary Status

End of Temporary Protected Status for Haiti, Honduras, and Nicaragua

Temporary protected status (TPS) is, as the name suggests, a temporary immigration status for certain eligible foreign nationals in the United States. Those individuals who are unable, for temporary reasons (such as natural disaster or armed conflict… Read More
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Green Card

What Documents Do I Need to Travel Within the United States?

If you’re a lawful permanent resident or nonimmigrant visa holder, you know that you need to be mindful of how travel outside of the United States may affect your return to this country. But even if you aren’t leaving the United States,… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law