Immigration News

Public Charge Rule Implementation: What to Look Out For

A new public charge rule, proposed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will go into effect on February 24, 2020. Previously, the rule had been blocked from going into effect by three different federal judges on October 11, 2019. However, as of January 30, 2020, the Supreme Court recently ruled in favor to allow

New Immigration Court In Houston Texas

On January 06, 2020, we received official news that a new immigration court would open in Houston, Texas. The court is now fully operational and there are judges already assigned at the new court, which is named the Houston- S. Gessner Road court and located at:                 8701 S. Gessner Road, 10th Floor                 Houston,

Venezuelan Asylum Victory In Court

In 2014, our client fled Venezuela after he was physically attacked and threatened by Venezuelan officials on account of his political opinion. Our client attended his affirmative asylum interview on his own in 2017 and was then referred to court. When we were retained for his court case, we worked very hard to get a

2019 Immigration Litigation Updates

By: Attorney Cynthia Milian This year we have seen several policies proposed and when they are about to get implemented at the consular level or local field office level, federal courts have stepped in to enjoin these polices. This article provides a brief update on litigation that affects many of our clients daily and a

245i Adjustment of Status Victory in Court

Our firm is celebrating the most recent win of one of our clients today. Our client, a native from Mexico, has been residing in the United States since 1989. She was ordered deported in abstentia in 1999 for failing to receive notice. After she visited several attorneys in the past and was unsuccessful in getting

Programa “Permanecer en México”: A Qué Prestar Atención

A fines de septiembre de 2019, la administración actual aprobó una nueva política que permite a los agentes de la patrulla fronteriza exigir a los solicitantes de asilo a los Estados Unidos que esperen en México durante meses o más mientras sus casos se están procesando en los EE. UU. Hasta ahora, se ha implementado

“Remain in Mexico” Program: What to Look Out For

At the end of September 2019, the current administration passed a new policy that allows border patrol officers to require asylum seekers to the United States to wait in Mexico for months or more while their cases are being processed in the U.S. So far, it has been implemented at the Calexico, California border and

Press Release: Ruby Powers Receives the 2019 Impact Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Ruby Powers Honored for Pro Bono Work on Behalf of Detained Immigrants with Health Needs  HOUSTON, TX- On September 20, 2019, Ruby Powers will be honored alongside Ayuda Familias and Dr. Kate Sugarman to receive the 2019 Impact Award, presented by the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership,

Recent Asylum Request Changes May Cause a Trickling Effect in Other Immigration Court Cases Across the Nation

By Attorney Cynthia Milian In the past months, the current administration has instituted various policies that have made it more difficult for individuals to seek asylum in the United States. For example, the Remain-in-Mexico Policy, also known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, where asylum seekers must wait for their day in immigration court in Mexico.

La Carga Pública: Qué Es y A Quién Afecta

¿Cuál es la regla de carga pública y cómo puede afectar mi proceso de inmigración? La carga pública es un concepto que esencialmente permite al gobierno de los Estados Unidos denegar una visa a cualquier persona que pueda depender de la asistencia gubernamental en el futuro o que haya utilizado recursos gubernamentales en el pasado.