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Category: Immigration and Criminal Law / Detainees

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...

U.S. Department of Justice Announces New Immigration-Related Prosecution Priorities

Apr 12, 2017
Published April 12, 2017   In general, individuals who enter the U.S. without proper documentation, or who have overstayed their visas are guilty of only civil, as opposed to criminal,...

Applying for U.S. Citizenship: The Top 4 Things That Matter

Mar 21, 2017
Published March 21, 2017   To be sure, a foreign national residing in the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident (aka “green card” holder) is not required to apply for...

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,...