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

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...

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. ...

Certain EAD Holders with Pending Extension Requests Can Continue to Work

Jul 9, 2017
Published July 9, 2017   Foreign nationals in the U.S. can qualify to obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) under a variety of circumstances.   There are more than a couple...

DHS Confirms DACA Still In Effect; Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions May Soon Return

Jun 20, 2017
Published June 20, 2017   Department of Homeland Security Confirms DACA Still in Effect In a recent memorandum to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sub-agency heads, DHS Secretary, John...

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,...

The Many Dimensions of Trump’s Immigration Orbit

Mar 7, 2017
Published March 7, 2017   Since arriving on the national political scene, Donald Trump has mastered the art of the catch phrase and buzzword.   Truthful or not, the labels he...