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The Notice to Appear (NTA) Memorandum Is Now In Effect

By Attorney Cynthia Milian Earlier this year, we wrote to you addressing the recent changes coming to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and their expanded authority to issue Form I-862, also known as the Notice to Appear (NTA). This stems from the June 28, 2018 Memorandum, Updated Guidance for the Referral of Cases …

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What is Happening – A Humanitarian Crisis and Call to Action

What is Happening – A Humanitarian Crisis (Family Separation/Zero Tolerance) I know we have been inundated as immigration attorneys with more changes in the last year and a half than most of the Obama Administration but I want to give you an update from what I have seen on the ground regarding family separation. I …

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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 …

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The Expected Expansion of the Provisional Waiver (I-601A)

The Expected Expansion of the Provisional Waiver (I-601A) By Board Certified Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers November 4, 2015 The Provisional Waiver (I-601A) process currently allows certain people who are present in the United States to request from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) a provisional waiver for certain unlawful presence grounds of inadmissibility prior …

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DACA Renewal

If your previous period of deferred action expires before you receive a renewal of deferred action under DACA, you will accrue unlawful presence and will not be authorized to work for any time between the periods of deferred action.  For this reason, USCIS encourages you to submit your request for renewal 120 days before your …

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Immigrants jailed just to hit a number

Nobody likes quotas. When there’s even a whiff of a parking-ticket quota, the public is outraged. When France imposed a quota on imported American movies, it provoked international controversy. But there is one quota — and a pernicious one — that no one denies. While the Congress is to be congratulated for passing an appropriations …

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Immigration Debate: What’s More Important, Border Security Or Protecting Immigrant Workers?

As billions of dollars of legal goods, as well as shipments of drugs and groups of undocumented immigrants continue to cross the U.S. border, immigration reform and border security have become a major topic of discussion. Photo by N. Parish Flannery @LatAmLENS The immigration debate is under way in the United States. While several prominent …

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Deportations Drop as Obama Pushes for New Immigration Law

By Michael C. Bender December 17, 2013 The Obama administration has cut back on deporting undocumented immigrants, with forced departures on track to drop more than 10 percent, the first annual decline in more than a decade. In his first term, President Barack Obama highlighted record deportations to show he was getting tough on immigration enforcement, …

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An Immigration Blueprint

April 16, 2013 By THE EDITORIAL BOARD (The New York Times)   Huge news from the scorched desert of immigration reform: germination! At last there is a bill, the product of a bipartisan group of senators who have been working on it for months, that promises at least the hope of citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants. …

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