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January 23, 2023
Are you Playing it Safe? Enter The Arena & Invest in Yourself

Are you playing it safe? Do you feel unable to make the important decision about the next step in your immigration journey because our world feels unstable? Those feelings are completely understandable; however, your American Dream is not complete until you’re “all-in” and step into the arena. Sure, immigration policies and laws are still controversial; […]

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December 19, 2022
Debunking The Myth of “Safe” Misdemeanor Convictions

For a U.S. citizen, being charged with a misdemeanor equates to anything from a fine to incarceration. However, even if U.S. citizens receive the maximum penalty, they aren’t facing deportation. The impact that crimes have on non-U.S. citizens cannot be understated. Previously, we published a piece about how ICE is no longer limited to deportation […]

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November 14, 2022
Protect Your Family This Holiday Season By Having A Plan

The holidays are about putting others before yourself. During this season, take the time to create a plan that will protect you and your family from the worst-case scenario: detention and/or deportation.  In previous blogs, we discussed how ICE’s priorities are in limbo. Imagine you are undocumented, living in the United States with your loved […]

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October 20, 2022
Protections For Undocumented People Who Are Victims Of Violent Crimes

What do you do if you are a victim of a violent crime as an undocumented person living in the United States? People in this position fear having any contact with the police because they are worried about being turned over to ICE. So, they do nothing... When they do nothing, the perpetrator faces no […]

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September 9, 2022
The Rights Every Undocumented Person Must Know

Every undocumented person living in the United States needs to embrace the following: Just because you are deportable doesn’t mean you will be deported. Being deportable means that the government has the right to initiate deportation proceedings from within the United States. You can only be deported if you are inside the US; if you […]

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August 4, 2022
Deportation in Full Swing: ICE Priorities in Limbo

ICE is no longer limited to deportation enforcement priority categories, so they are pursuing unrestricted deportation for those who are undocumented or have lawful status but have been arrested or convicted of criminal laws. This is still in flux among the federal courts, but currently ICE will not follow the policy memo issued by the […]

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July 13, 2022
Immigration Courts Don’t Provide the Same Constitutional Protections as Criminal Courts

While Americans and noncitizens fight for immigration reform, it is paramount that we don’t overlook that the critical components of our Constitution and Bill of Rights haven’t been incorporated into immigration removal proceedings. Without them, the immigration courts will never be equal, impartial, and just. The absence of these rights stems from how immigration proceedings […]

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June 28, 2022
Republican Voices Can Change Lives

Immigration Reform Won’t Happen without Republican Support Our elected representatives speak and act on behalf of the men and women in their districts. Though immigration has always been a vital component of our country, reform and progress have stalled. The issues surrounding immigration, which directly impact the lives of people who want nothing more than […]

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May 24, 2022
How Productive was your Lawyer during COVID?

Government's Stagnation (b/c of COVID, etc) Does Not Have to Delay your Future An Inaccurate Portrait of the Pandemic There comes a time when a widespread belief is so common that it appears to be true. During the pandemic, people believed that everything was being put on hold. This applied to judges, courts, and non-U.S. […]

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April 15, 2022
Crimes Of Moral Turpitude & Deportation

We want non-U.S. citizens to understand the impact that crimes of moral turpitude have on their immigration status. These are crimes that put a non-citizen at risk for deportation—or they can prevent a person from entering the US or becoming a legal resident for the first time. To protect yourself, you should know what they […]

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