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Category: Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.

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

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...

The Forecast Calls For No Government Shut Down and No DACA

Feb 7, 2018
Published February 7, 2018   As of Wednesday afternoon, the stars seem to have lined up for our nation to avert a government shutdown.   It appears a bipartisan consensus has...

Our Budget Impasse and Immigration

Jan 23, 2018
Published January 23, 2018   Our country endured a brief government shut down in recent days, and there is a decent chance for a repeat performance in the coming weeks.   ...

The Unknown Future of DACA

Jan 1, 2018
Published January 1, 2018   The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals measure implemented by President Obama has come to represent an issue bigger than just the undocumented young adults it...

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...

Update: Green Card Interviews for Marriage Based Applicants, Including for Same Sex Partners

Nov 28, 2017
Published November 28, 2017     A foreign national applying for permanent resident status by way of marriage to a U.S. citizen, continues to enjoy a mostly efficient and streamlined...

In the Trump Era, DHS/CIS Looks For More Ways to Deny Work Visa Petitions

Nov 1, 2017
Published November 1, 2017   I am often asked why and how there are so many undocumented people living in the U.S.   The complete answer has many facets.  One of...

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...