Immigration Law

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Updated and Improved Provisional Waiver and Recent Processing Times

Updated September 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 …

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TPS

The Trump administration continues its anti-immigrant agenda by ending TPS for some countries and threatening to remove the designation for more. Most recently, the administration announced it will terminate Nicaraguan TPS, with the last day of TPS to be Jan. 5, 2019. This follows the termination of TPS status for Sudan (last day:Nov. 2, 2018). Honduran …

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Why It is Critical to Understand the New 90-day Rule Regarding Misrepresentation Based on Conduct

What is the 90-day rule? The 90-day rule is crucial for immigrants to understand, especially when it comes to potential misrepresentation. The Department of State (DOS) recently revised the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) to include an updated section called “Inconsistent Conduct Within 90 Days of Entry.” Section 9 FAM 302.9-4(B)(3) applies to foreign nationals in …

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Trump’s New Cuba Policy: Implications for Americans and Cubans

By Jose Aponte, Immigration Attorney at Powers Law Group Changes are coming for the U.S. policy towards the Caribbean island of Cuba, a policy that Trump administration had criticized as “one-sided deal.” On June 16, 2017 the President announced that the administration sought to: 1- Enhance compliance with U.S. law; 2- hold the Cuban regime …

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