Immigration News

TPS Beneficiaries from EL Salvador have 18 months to seek Immigration Alternatives or Face Deportation

By Attorney Jose Aponte On January 8, 2018, the Trump Administration announced that it was ending the Temporary Protected Status, (“TPS”) designation for people from the nation of El Salvador.   While the announcement was anticipated, its impact in the Salvadoran community has been significant.  Since 2001, as a result of a massive earthquake that struck

Are You Ready for H-1B CAP Season?

Are You Ready for H-1B CAP Season?  By Houston Immigration Attorney Michele L Strickland What is an H-1B visa? The Immigration and Nationality Act provides the H-1B visa category for temporary specialty workers.  A specialty occupation is one that requires a college degree. Employers may temporarily employ foreign nationals who hold at least a Bachelor’s

Five Trends in Immigration Court

By Jose Aponte, Esq. January 2018 As an attorney that spends a considerable amount of time in Immigration Court throughout the Houston area (Downtown, CCA Detention Center on Greens Road, as well as, via teleconference from the Joe Corley Detention Center), I watch for trends that may be developing over time.  Here are five of

BASARILI BIR ILTICA GORUSMESI SAHIP OLMANIN ILK ON YOLU 

  01 GORUSME ONCESI–  BEYANNAME VE BASVURUYU INCELEYIN Bildirinizi ve basvurunuzu gonderdikten bir sure sonra ve iltica gorusmenizden bir iki hafta once gozden gecirin. Herhangi bir hatayı daha iyi yakalayabilir ve eklenmesi gereken onemli ayrıntıları atlayıp atlamadıgınızı fark edebilirsiniz. 02 GORUSME ONCESI- GORUSME ICIN HAZIRLIKBaşvuruyu tamamen gözden geçirin ve avukatınızla, yakın aile bireylerinizle veya arkadaşlarınızla hikayenizin ayrıntılarını inceleyin.

GOCMENLIK BUROSUNA YAPILAN ILTICA BASVURULARI ICIN GUNCEL ZAMAN CIZELGESI

Aralık 2017 Iltica Gocmenlik Avukatı Ruby L. Powers Kurul Onaylı gocmenlik avukatı olarak, dokuz yıldan fazla suredir, aralıksız olarak iltica davaları uzerine sadece gocmenlik hukuku alanında hizmet vermekteyim. Affirmative (Multeci bürosuna yapılan iltica) ve Defensive (Mahkeme yoluyla olan iltica) Iltica alanlarında bir hukuk ogrencisi olarak multeci hukugu kliniginde baslayan ve yıllardır devam eden calısmalarımdan dolayı,

The Importance of Maintaining Status while changing to Student Status

by Immigration Attorney Michele Strickland   So you entered as a visitor and decided to go to college. You applied and were accepted to a school and the DSO issued an I-20, now what? It is very important to know that you may not enroll and attend classes while on a tourist visa (B-1/B- 2).

Current Affirmative Asylum Interview Scheduling Times

Updated May 2019 By Asylum Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers I am a Board Certified Immigration attorney and have practiced solely immigration law for over nine years with a constant case load of asylum cases.  Having worked on affirmative and defensive asylum since being a law student in the immigration law clinic and many years

Trump Administration Ends Temporary Protection for Haitians

The Trump Administration has decided to end Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for Haitians who were in the U.S. and could not return to the Haiti as a result of the devastations left by a 2010 earthquake and subsequently by a 2015 hurricane. Haitians that were in the U.S. under this Temporary Protection Program will be

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration Sanctuary Cities Order

On Monday, November 20 th , a federal judge permanently blocked President Trump’s executive order cutting funding from jurisdictions that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick, in lawsuits brought by the California counties of San Francisco and Santa Clara, ruled that the Administration did not have the constitutional

The Updated and Improved Provisional Waiver and Recent Processing Times

Updated April 2019 What is an I-601A waiver (Provisional Waiver)? The I-601A, Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, is a waiver that was introduced in 2013 under the Obama Administration. This waiver allows certain individuals, who entered the United States unlawfully, to be able to pursue residency while maintaining family unity, granted they meet the criteria of