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March 7, 2021
The ICE Deportation Enforcement Memo

A Major Shift in Deportation Policy On Feb. 18, 2021, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released a memorandum shifting their enforcement priorities involving deportation. This interim memo does a three main things: Identify priorities in who ICE should focus on for deportation Requires prior approval for any enforcement action that is outside of the […]

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January 31, 2021
Criminal Defense Charges for Non-U.S. Citizens

We Understand its Consequences For U.S. citizens, facing serious criminal charges can be one of the most difficult and terrifying moments in their lives. But for non-U.S. citizens, it’s even worse. A person from another country may find themselves facing a legal system they don’t understand, that isn’t spoken or written in their native language. […]

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November 5, 2020
Defending Criminal Charges With Immigration Consequences

Being arrested is scary enough as a U.S. citizen. There are many unknown factors: your criminal charges could affect your employment and result in serious prison time. As a non-U.S. citizen, however, being arrested is even more life-changing.. Non-U.S. citizens with criminal charges have to worry about their future in the United States, on top […]

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November 3, 2020
What Is Biden’s Immigration Plan?

After a historic and unprecedented election, Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States. The past four years have been exhausting, particularly for immigrants, and now we can feel some relief knowing that the current president’s cuts to legal immigration will soon be over. In the last four years, over 900 changes […]

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October 13, 2020
Immigrant Relatives Can Receive Legal Status Through U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents

Did you know that visa holders, undocumented immigrants, and other immigrants outside of the U.S. can apply for immigration benefits through a family member who is a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident? Non-U.S. citizens can obtain their green cards through relatives who are United States citizens or permanent residents. There are quite a […]

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September 9, 2020
What Happens To Non-U.S. Citizens Who Get A DUI Charge?

Getting pulled over by the police is always a nerve-wracking and intense experience. When it involves an allegation of driving under the influence (DUI) – that encounter could affect your career, your finances, and your relationships. Everyone knows the consequences for driving under the influence are severe. For non-U.S. citizens, however, the experience is exponentially […]

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August 13, 2020
How Does Access To Legal Representation Affect Immigration Court?

Imagine for a moment that you are an immigrant in the United States without legal status. You are driving down the road one day and the police pull you over. You start to panic because you don’t have a license and you know the police will realize you do not have proper documentation. You get […]

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July 13, 2020
Newly Approved Expedited Removal Rule Makes It Possible to Fast Track Deportation Proceedings

Since 1996 it has been lawful for low-level immigration officers to quickly deport “some” non-US citizens through a process known as Expedited Removal or ER. The ER process was intended to allow immigration officials to deport individuals who commit fraud or misrepresentation as well as those who arrive at the border or enter the country […]

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July 9, 2020
Thousands Of Temporary Workers Are At Risk. How Can You Protect Yourself?

In the middle of a global pandemic, we can’t seem to take our minds off of those affected by the virus, but what about those who are losing their jobs and are facing deportation? This is the reality for many non-US citizens who are working with temporary work visas. The Trump administration made it clear […]

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June 10, 2020
Dreamers Need Us to Speak Up to Protect DACA and their futures

This blog was written before the June 18, 2020 SCOTUS decision on DACA. More to come. In 2015, then-president Barack Obama signed an executive order protecting young undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as children from deportation. The executive order is known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and has protected an estimated […]

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