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Category: Asylum in the United States

The Top 5 Defenses to Removal Proceedings

Jul 25, 2017
Published July 25, 2017   Foreign nationals in the U.S. may find themselves defending against removal proceedings because they overstayed or  somehow violated the terms of their temporary visa status. ...

The New Immigration Executive Order – Do Not Panic, Part II

Feb 22, 2017
Published February 22, 2017   The grandiosity with which the Trump Administration has released Executive Orders in the past month is undeniable.  If their effectiveness is to be judged by...

Do Not Panic

Nov 9, 2016
Published November 9, 2016 Panic is rarely a useful response to a stressful situation.   In the U.S. immigration arena in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election to the U.S. presidency,...

You Can Always Ask for Prosecutorial Discretion

Mar 21, 2016
Published March 21, 2016   No matter what stage in the deportation/removal process a foreign national may find themselves in, and no matter their previous immigration status – or lack...

U.S. Department of Homeland Security to Take a Closer Look at Social Media Presence of Foreign Nationals Coming to U.S.

Feb 24, 2016
Published February 24, 2016   After the terrorist mass shootings in San Bernardino, California this past December, it was discovered that the couple carrying out the attack had an online...

New Immigration Raids: Who are the targets and why?

Jan 6, 2016
Published January 6, 2016 In the summer of 2014, thousands of individuals from Central America showed up at the U.S./Mexico border seeking refuge in the U.S.    Escaping extreme poverty, a...

Top Six Reasons to Hire an Immigration Lawyer

Apr 30, 2015
Published April 26, 2015   1.  To Keep a Clean and Simple Case, Clean and Simple: A knowledgeable and experienced immigration lawyer will know how a filing, whether family based...

President’s Uncle Allowed to Remain in the U.S.

Dec 4, 2013
Published:  December 4, 2013 Earlier this week, Onyango Obama, the half brother of President Obama’s father, avoided deportation back to his native Kenya and was granted permanent resident status by...

Who Ends Up in Removal Proceedings?

Mar 9, 2013
By:  Richard Hanus, Esq. Published:  March 9, 2013 With over 11 million+ undocumented individuals living in the U.S. and only a fraction of that population currently the subject of removal proceedings, a commonly...

Undocumented and Scammed

Nov 9, 2011
Published:  November 9, 2011 This column is as much a warning to prospective victims as it is a source of basic immigration law information – especially for the 12- 15...
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