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The Trump Administration Ends DACA

On June 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump Administration would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  Here is what you need to know. Continue reading

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End of DACA?

End of DACA? Today numerous major news networks were reporting that President Trump was set to announce by Friday that he was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Former President Obama formed the DACA program through an executive … Continue reading

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SB4 BLOCKED BY FEDERAL JUDGE

SB4 Blocked On August 30, 2017, a federal judge in Austin has temporarily blocked key provisions of the controversial bill SB4 which allows local law enforcement officers to question the immigration status of people they stop and punish local governments … Continue reading

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Dream Act Introduced in the Senate

Dream Act of 2017 Introduced in the Senate On July 20, 2017, two senators, one a democrat from Illinois (Durbin) and a Republican from South Carolina (Graham), introduced a new bill to protect and provide a path to citizenship to … Continue reading

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Bars to Admission: Voluntary Departure and Orders of Removal

Bars to Admission: Orders of Removal and Voluntary Departure Often times I get asked how long someone must wait until they can apply to come back to the United States after they get caught at the border or they are … Continue reading

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New Obama Immigration Policy Goes Easier on Parents

On August 23, 2013, The Obama Administration released a memo giving greater leniency on parents who are in ICE detention. Specifically, the memo from John Sandweg, Acting Director of ICE, states that the goal of the guidance is to ensure … Continue reading

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Senate Agrees to Hear Debate on Immigration Bill

Last week the US Senate approved the motion to proceed with the Gang of 8 immigration bill.  There was overwhelming approval to move forward with meaningful immigration reform! In a vote of 84 yeas and 15 nays, the US Senate … Continue reading

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Immigration Bill Passes Senate Judiciary

On May 21, 2013, the Senate’s Immigration Bill was passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Most bills die in committee so this is a significant step towards passing meaningful immigration reform. Today, Senator Chuck Schumer (D- N.Y.) stated that the … Continue reading

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Senate Immigration Bill and Path to Citizenship

A Group of 8 Senators, known as the “Gang of 8”, both Republican and Democrat, have devised a new immigration path to citizenship. The three ways to get your green card are: Dreamer Standard Path Agricultural Worker All paths require … Continue reading

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Temporary Protected Status for Nicaragua and Honduras

Department of Homeland Security – USCIS has extended Temporary Protected Status  for Nicaragua and Honduras for 18 months from July 6, 2013 through January 5, 2015. Immigrants that currently have TPS can re-register to extend their status. Also, employment authorization cards … Continue reading

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