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What You Need to Know if DACA Ends

On September 5, 2017 the Trump administration announced its intention to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which was created by President Obama via executive order in 2012. The program protects undocumented immigran… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law
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Esquivel-Quintana v. Sessions: Implications for Immigrants

The Trump administration is now six months old, and the President appears to be trying to make good on campaign promises to remove “criminal aliens” from the United States, especially those originally from Mexico. The outcome of a recent… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law
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SCOTUS Upholds District Court's Clarification of Trump's Travel Ban

One of the first things Donald Trump did upon taking office was to begin issuing executive orders, the best known of which is likely Trump’s travel ban, the first iteration of which appeared on January 27. This executive order was intended to… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law
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DACA: Recommendations for Current Recipients, Applicants, and Renewals

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) remains in place as of June 2017, but planned expansions to the program will not go forward, and the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program is ending. U.S.… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law
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What Could Trump's Executive Order Mean for H-1B Visas?

In April, President Donald Trump signed an executive order with the stated intention of promoting a “Hire American” policy. The order directs federal agencies, including the Departments of State, Labor, Homeland Security, and Justice to r… Read More
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What Should I Do if ICE Comes to My Home or Workplace?

If you are an undocumented immigrant living in the United States, you may be very anxious about the possibility that you will be detained and deported. In the current political climate, there exists a greater chance than in the recent past that you m… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law
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Contingency Planning for Undocumented Parents

Recent political developments have alarmed many parents in the U.S. who are undocumented immigrants: what will happen to their children if they should be deported? Whether or not the children themselves are U.S. citizens, they will need someone to ca… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law
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Protecting Your Children and Assets: A Guide for Immigrants Facing Deportation

Recent events have made many immigrants, documented and otherwise, justifiably concerned that they may face deportation. If you fall into this category, you are probably concerned about protecting any assets you have in this country, and even more wo… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law
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Effect of Executive Order at US ports of entry as of Jan 30th

On January 28, 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order (EO) “Protecting The Nation From Terrorist Attacks By Foreign Nation.”  While the EO was purportedly limited to visa holders and citizens and nationals of the seven (7) listed count… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law
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Working or Studying Abroad as a Lawful Permanent Resident

You’ve acquired lawful permanent resident (LPR) status after weeks, months, or even years of filling out forms and complying with requirements. You don’t want to jeopardize your status, but you have the opportunity of a lifetime, working… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law