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Category: Immigration and Criminal Law / Detainees

Massive ICE Raid in Tennessee

Apr 9, 2018
Published April 9, 2018 In the past week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents executed one of

U.S. Supreme Court to Review Mandatory Detention Provisions for Certain Criminal Immigrants

Mar 22, 2018
Published March 22, 2018 Federal law currently sets forth conditions under which certain non-U.S. citizens with more serious criminal records must be detained without bond while they defend against removal...

The Bad Lawyer and the Fake Lawyer

Feb 21, 2018
Published February 21, 2018   In my 25+ years as an immigration lawyer, I have seen many versions of both the bad lawyer and the fake lawyer.    Each is poisonous...

Recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Operations

Dec 12, 2017
Published December 12, 2017   Consistent with policies of previous administrations, U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division has been focusing their enforcement operations arresting noncitizens...

Beware Immigrants: Automatic Voter Registration

Nov 15, 2017
Published November 15, 2017   On the topic of well-intended laws and unintended consequences, one of the first things that come to my mind is the law requiring local Department...

Trump Administration Looks to Impose Quotas on Immigration Judges

Oct 19, 2017
Published Ocotber 19, 2017     Without question, immigration law enforcement in the U.S. has been on the rise since the election of President Trump.  Heightened immigration enforcement was one...

The Winding Down of DACA

Sep 6, 2017
Published September 6, 2017   In 2012 President Obama implemented an Executive Order known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) which led to the issuance of 2 year work...

Under Trump, Deportations Up 28%; Immigration Judges Warned On Granting Continuances

Aug 23, 2017
Published August 22, 2017   According to a recent U.S. Department of Justice report, since the time Donald Trump took office this year, the number of immigrants ordered removed from...

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 Controversy Surrounding Sanctuary Cities

May 23, 2017
Published May 23, 2017   Since the election of President Trump, the term “sanctuary city” has had a conspicuous presence in our national conversation on immigration.  President Trump’s executive orders...