Immigration News

Un Exitoso Perdon 212 (c) Aprobado en Corte

Recientemente, nuestra firma celebro la aprobación de un perdón para residencia legal permanente a quien ha estado en proceso de deportación por un crimen cometido en los 80s. Nuestro cliente viajaba de regreso a los Estados Unidos, desde su País de origen en Haití en el 2012 y fue en ese momento que fue puesto

Powers Law Group’s 212 (C) Victory

Recently, our firm celebrated the approval of a waiver in court for a lawful permanent resident who had been in removal proceedings for a crime committed in the 1980’s. Our client was traveling back from his home country of Haiti and in 2012 and was placed in removal proceedings. Our firm conducted research and found

Nielsen v. Preap, Supreme Court Ruling 2019

In a new case earlier this month, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Nielsen v. Preap that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can detain convicted immigrants after the alien is released from criminal detention. The wording of the ruling has left immigration advocates and civil rights groups alarmed at its vagueness; when does release from criminal

Changes to “I-539” Application to Extend/Change Non-Immigrant Status-What to Look Out For

On March 08, 2019,  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued a “significantly revised” I-539 Application to Extend/Change Non-Immigrant Status. Many people are familiar with the I-539 as it is the application used to extend anything from a tourist visa to an H-1B visa.  Significant changes involved in USCIS’ revision to the I-539 include: (1)

Top 10 Questions for Court Removal

Can they detain me at my Master Calendar Hearing? No, they cannot. Individuals in removal proceedings will have a right to fight their case at their individual hearing, at a later date. What happens after I pay my bond, do I get my money back? The Department of Homeland Security’s agency, Immigration and Customs Enforcement,

I-730 Follow to Join Success: Family Reunited in the United States

The Powers Law Group successfully reunited a client and his family, whom he had not seen each in almost 2 years. This client hired us in 2017 to file an asylum application on their behalf.  We filed the application in August 2017. In October 2017, we attended their asylum interview in the East Coast. In

Another Client’s Successful I-730 Approval

In 2018, we traveled to Port Isabel Detention Center to defend an individual from Africa who was seeking asylum in the United States.  He was separated from his wife and children, so the family had to fight their cases separately in a non-detained court. We successfully defended our client in Port Isabel and then filed

Common Mistakes When Filling Out Applications: What to Look Out For

By Attorney Nadia Khalid In 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has continued to see an uptick in the volume of applications submitted and a consequent increase in their backlog and processing times. Part of this increase in the volume of applications comes from applicants who are filling out and filing applications on their

¿Tengo una fecha de corte, pero es verdadera?

Por la Abogada Cynthia Milian Hace casi dos meses, nuestra firma fue contratada para representar a un cliente que fue dejado en libertad de un centro de detención bajo la condición de reconocimiento. A nuestro cliente se le proveyó con una notificación para presentarse en la corte de no detención el 31 de Enero del

I have a court date, but is it really true?

By Attorney Cynthia Milian About two months ago, our firm was hired to represent a client that was released on recognizance from a detention center. They were given a Notice to Appear in a non-detained court for January 31, 2019. From the moment we were hired, we called the 1-800 hotline and contacted the court