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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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I HAVE J-1 EXCHANGE VISITOR VISA. CAN I STAY IN THE US AS A STUDENT?

Many people who come into the U.S. on the Exchange Visitor Program have a great experience and decide they'd like to pursue further opportunities here.

In fact, if you've built great friendships and see additional excellent educational and work options available in the USA, you are wise to...

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WE ARE LOOKING TO HIRE AN ASSOCIATE IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY

The time has come for the next stage in the growth of our firm. It will take a fair amount of hunting and gathering but we're confident we will find a great associate to join our team.

What is definitely helpful is that immigration lawyers tend to be a nice, interesting, hard-working group of...

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WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO HAVE IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY ERIN WASLEY JOIN US!

After interviewing a throng of excellent immigration lawyer candidates, we are thrilled that Erin Wasley agreed to join Passage Immigration Law, formerly Widman Immigration law.

Erin is remarkable in many ways. She is super smart and not only graduated magna cum laude (which is latin for "don't...

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