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A hope renewed

By the terms of an agreement reached between the Trump administration, the ACLU, and other legal teams representing families separated at the border, some of the parents formerly prevented from doing so will likely be able to re-apply for asylum. The agreement must be approved by...

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The Power of Discovering Your Life Purpose

Life is short. This sad truth was reinforced recently when I read that Martin Luther King Jr (one of my heroes) was killed when he was only 39 years old. It’s remarkable, however, what he was able to accomplish without ever crossing into his...

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ICE in the Headlines

Nancy Casciato - July 26, 2018

July 20, “ICE Capades,” This American Life.

This story brings undocumented men and women together with an unlikely champion, an ICE official who pursued the unscrupulous person who promised green cards, then stole their money.  For a reminder...

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Is there a plan to reunite separated migrant children with their parents?

Nancy Casciato

June 22, 2018

There is no specific road map to guide the implementation of President Trump’s executive order reversing the policy of separating parents and children at the border, so advocates for these parents and children must grapple with a level of confusion that Jack...

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U.S. Military Quitely Discharges Noncitizens

U.S. Military Quitely Discharging Noncitizens

Colleen Muñoz

July 12, 2018

In the wake of the global war on terror, President George Bush signed an executive order permitting immigrants the opportunity to enlist and serve in the U.S. military. Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist...

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Occupy ICE Protests

Occupy ICE Protests

Colleen Muñoz

June 28, 2018

In the wake of the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policies, communities across the nation are finding a voice.

Peaceful protests begin with a candlelight vigil in Portland, Oregon to express respect and...

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Trump Administration Misses Family Reunification Deadline

First Deadline for Family Reunification

Colleen Muñoz

July 10, 2018

Today marks the 20-day deadline to reunite children migrants with their parents. In the alternative, federal officers must place children with appropriate sponsors. So today we ask: has the government met their deadline?...

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PROTECT YOURSELF FROM DELAYED PROCESSING TIMES

The removal of conditions process usually takes about six months. However, processing times are currently taking much longer. In this video, Erick discusses how to protect yourself while your case is pending.

Key points:

  • Your green card's expiration date is automatically extended by one year...
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TRAVEL BAN UPDATE

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments challenging the Trump administration's "travel ban" last week. This ban has limited travel into the United States by people from seven countries.

We proudly represent or have represented families from several of these countries, and hope the Supreme...

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TPS UPDATE

The Trump administration has ended temporary protected status (TPS) for tens of thousands of people from Honduras and Nepal. Nationals of at least five other countries will also lose their TPS benefits by the end of 2018.

TPS provides employment authorization and relief from deportation...

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DACA UPDATES

USCIS is currently accepting applications to renew DACA, and may begin accepting new applications soon. It's important to act quickly if you have or qualify to receive DACA, as seven states have recently sued the federal government in an attempt to end the program.

 


 

Deferred Action...

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I'M A U.S. CITIZEN - WILL MY CHILD BORN OUTSIDE THE U.S. BECOME A U.S. CITIZEN TOO?

I suspect you'd be disappointed if the answer to this question was clear-cut and easy. Like so much in immigration law, the answer "depends." Here are some basic guidelines for this question - but keep in mind that this is only a starting point.

What's good is that since the passage of Child...

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