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Supreme Court on Immigration Deferred Action Programs

Supreme Court on Immigration Deferred Action Programs Contributions by Gabriel Pino, Paralegal for STERN Law Last summer we laid out the intentions of President Obama’s implementation of Executive Orders for undocumented immigrants in November 2014. Due to the federal court’s injunction as a result of a lawsuit filed by State of Texas (with support of twenty-six other states) […]

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Posted in: DACA, DAPA, Immigration, Removal (Deportation)

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Young Immigration and Criminal Defense Lawyer, on 2016’s Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star list, files Class Action Lawsuit against Fulton County Sheriff

Through a process involving nominations, independent research, evaluation of professional achievement and peer nomination, Thompson Reuters’ Super Lawyers panel members made their final selection of only a small percentage of attorneys recognized for outstanding achievement. This honor is designated to only 2.5% of lawyers in Georgia under the age of 40, or practicing 10 years […]

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Posted in: Criminal Defense, Crimmigration, Immigration

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Some Driver’s Licenses Not Accepted by TSA

Some Driver’s Licenses will Not be Accepted by TSA Contributions by Gabriel Pino, Paralegal for STERN Law The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that, come 2016, some driver’s licenses will not be accepted to board an airplane in the United States.  If your state has not complied with the Real ID Act of 2005, or you have not renewed your […]

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Posted in: Criminal Defense, Immigration

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Court’s Deportation Warning Not Enough

Court’s Deportation Warning Not Enough A Judge’s deportation warning that deportation is “likely” isn’t enough to prevent the ineffective assistance of counsel.  As a result of a 2010 United States Supreme Court precedent decision (Padilla v. Kentucky), criminal defense attorneys must properly advise a non-citizen client of the immigration consequences of a conviction.  This case ordered that when […]

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Posted in: Appeals, Criminal Defense, Crimmigration, Immigration, Removal (Deportation)

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Change in ICE Detainers and Holds at Local Jails

Change in ICE Detainers and Holds at Local Jails  After much controversy and an onslaught of litigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has changed its program that created the misleading requirement that local jails hold inmates because of a submitted “ICE Detainer.” At issue are official requests called detainers that ICE sends jails to hold inmates for an […]

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Posted in: Criminal Defense, Crimmigration, Immigration, Removal (Deportation)

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