Immigration

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Many migrant children enter our country unlawfully each year, some alone and some with a single parent.  Our government has created a pathway to status in the U.S. for these “unaccompanied” minors called Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.  Depending on the state the child resides in, the guardian of the child can seek custody, guardianship, or.

Presidential Proclamation

Recent Presidential Proclamation

Recently this month, the presidential proclamation (recently issued on June 22, 2020 (#10014) which continued the proclamation issued on April 22, 2020 suspending entry of certain nonimmigrants) was suspended in part due to a preliminary injunction ordered by the district court in five consolidated cases, including Gomez, et al., v. Trump, et al.  This injunction.

Credible Fear

How To Prepare For A Credible Fear Interview

Know someone who is Detained and Interested in Seeking Asylum? When people are detained by the United States government, they must receive a positive credible fear determination from their Credible Fear Interview to be able to pursue claims to asylum or withholding of removal. At the interview, the asylum officer will ask questions, either in.

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COVID-19 Not Stalling Our Team

COVID-19 has not stalled us at all this week: We successfully obtained a bond approval, a joint motion with a DHS attorney, and two Positive Credible Fear Interviews for clients! If you need legal immigration assistance, attorney Angela Trehan and our immigration team are available to help. Our immigration team offers an array of immigration legal services.

Policy Alert USCIS

USCIS Policy Alert: Good Moral Character

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a policy alert today to give practitioners guidance on how certain “unlawful acts” could impact a person’s ability to naturalize. A person can become a naturalized United States citizen after establishing 3-5 years as a Legal Permanent Resident (green card holder) or through military service. A.

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence & Immigration

According to a study by the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”), on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men across the United States. The prevalence of domestic violence is an unfortunate but.

Audit of I-9

ICE & Form I-9 Audits

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents descended on chicken plants and other businesses in Mississippi after an investigation into alleged illegal practices by employers and employees. Part of the raid included the companies Form I-9’s being taken and reviewed by ICE agents to ensure their accuracy and compliance with federal law. Agents from ICE take.