Immigration News

El caso de Castro-Tum y el impacto en inmigrantes

Por la abogada Cynthia Milian En Mayo del 2018, el fiscal General uso una “auto referencia” para emitir una decisión en un caso que potencialmente podría impactar a más de 350,00 inmigrantes. Una auto referencia se le llama cuando el fiscal General se refiere un caso previo a sí mismo para utilizarlo de referencia. Bajo

Matter of Castro-Tum and Its Impact on Immigrants​

By: Attorney Cynthia Milian On May 2018, the Attorney General used a “self-referral” to issue a decision on a case that could potentially impact over 350,000 immigrants.  Self-referral is when the Attorney General refers a previous case to himself for review. Under previous presidential administrations, immigration court judges had the discretion to allow for cases

PERM: Permanent Residence Through Employment

By: Attorney Michele Strickland Foreign Nationals may obtain permanent residence through an employer sponsor.  Labor Certification through PERM (Program Electronic Review Management system) is the most common way for an employer to sponsor individuals for permanent residence.  The process starts with the Department of Labor (DOL) and, once the application is certified, moves on to

Powers Law Group Opens Northern New Jersey Office

[divider top=”0″ style=”shadow”] NEW JERSEY, 2018. After practicing law for a decade, Attorney Ruby Powers announced the opening of a Powers Law Group office in Hackensack, New Jersey, the firm’s second office in the United States. Because immigration law is Federal and not limited to state jurisdiction, Powers Law Group will continue to provide immigration

F, J, and M Statuses: Accruing Unlawful Presence

By: Attorney Nadia Khalid  USCIS New Policy on Accruing Unlawful Presence for Non immigrant Students and Exchange Visitors May 25, 2018 What happens when your status as a student or exchange visitor ends? As of May 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released a new policy memorandum that will change how USCIS calculates unlawful presence

ICE Raids Are Happening- How to Prepare?

By attorney Cynthia Milian Imagine—it’s a normal workweek day. You go to work. Then, the unexpected happens. Immigration officials conduct a raid and you find yourself in immigration custody. While this is not the fear that we would like for you to live with, it is a new reality. Recently, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also

If My TPS is Ending Soon, What Should I Do?

By Attorney Cynthia Milian The Administration has decided to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for various countries in the past few months. Most recently, the Administration ended TPS for Honduras. Below is a list of when the program will end for the following countries: Sudan- November 2, 2018 Nicaragua- January 5, 2019 Liberia- March 31,

Ramadan: What is it and How will it Affect the legal World?

By: Attorney Nadia Khalid As many of you know, Ramadan is the holy month of Islam. This year, Ramadan begins around May 16, 2018 and ends on June 14, 2018. During this time, Muslims around the world will abstain from food or water from sunrise to sunset. As a result, working hours and applications around

Asylum Trends in 2018: The Importance of Seeking an Experienced Asylum Attorney

By: Nadia Khalid, Attorney at Powers Law Group In the ever-changing world of U.S. Immigration Policy, the Powers Law Group has seen a dramatic change in the approach and enforcement of asylum law and asylum interviews.  Asylum offices across the United States are backlogged and over-burdened by a high volume of asylum applications, lack of

A Recent Case Holds that Asylum Applications Can Be Filed After the One-Year Deadline

Under U.S. law, you must file within one year of your last entry into the United States in order to remain eligible for asylum. However, there are certain exceptions that may allow you to file after one year, such as the existence of changed or extraordinary circumstances that can affect an individual’s eligibility for asylum.