Implementation of Immigration Reform Programs

Implementation of Immigration Reform Programs

Immigration Reform Programs explained… On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of immigration reform programs intended to crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize “deporting felons not families”, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay taxes in order to temporarily stay in the U.S. without […]

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Posted in: Crimmigration, Immigration, Removal (Deportation)

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President Obama’s Plan for Immigration Reform

President Obama’s Plan for Immigration Reform

President Obama claims he will move forward on immigration reform as early as this week.  Immigration law scholars and practitioners are on the edge of our seats hoping for substantial changes that actually have teeth. But those who have most at stake are the millions of immigrants and their families who pray they can finally […]

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Posted in: Crimmigration, Immigration, Removal (Deportation)

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Work Authorization for Immigrants

Work Authorization for Immigrants

When I first started practicing immigration law, I was shocked to learn that many undocumented folks had Social Security Numbers or Tax IDs through which they have been paying taxes for 10-20 years! Now that immigration rules have tightened, drivers licenses cannot get renewed, employers cannot hire their regular workers because they can’t clear through […]

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Posted in: Immigration

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Collateral Consequences: What really happens after a felony conviction?

A felony conviction is a serious matter. Unlike a misdemeanor, which carries a punishment of up to 12 months in jail and a fine, a felony carries far worse consequences. If convicted of a felony, the individual could spend at least one year in prison in addition to paying hefty fines. But the consequences of […]

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Posted in: Appeals, Criminal Defense, Drug Offenses, Fraud

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