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Immigration Resources for Family Separation

The following link lists possible ways of helping the immigrant community with family separation. Click below for: Immigration Resources for Family Separation  

Attorney Ruby L. Powers graduates in Class 36 of Leadership Houston

June 9, 2018:  Powers Law Group, P.C. congratulates our founding Houston immigration attorney, Ruby L. Powers, for completing the prestigious Leadership Houston program. Over the course of 10 months and among 56 classmates, individuals with diverse backgrounds representing a variety of professions learned more about how the city functions to find a way they could

PERM: Residente permanente por medio de empleo

 Por la abogada Michele Strickland Los extranjeros podrán obtener residencia permanente mediante un patrocinador de empleo. La Certificación de trabajo por medio de PERM (Program Electronic Management system) Programa Electrónico de sistema de administración, es la manera más común que un empleado utiliza para patrocinar a un individuo para obtener la residencia permanente. El proceso

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,