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New Hope for DACA Recipients

December 20, 2016|Contributed by: Alexander D. McShiras, Esq.

Last month, Donald Trump was elected to be the next president of the United States. I wrote in this blog that it is very likely that Mr. Trump will end the DACA program during his presidency. On December 9, Senators Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham introduced a bi-partisan bill in the Senate that...

Fourteen Mayors Urge Trump to Continue DACA

December 19, 2016|Contributed by: Courtney Sommer

Fourteen U.S. mayors, including Denver’s mayor Michael B. Hancock, have signed a letter sent to President-Elect Donald Trump asking his administration to continue accepting and adjudicating initial applications and renewals for DACA recipients until Congress can implement immigration...

The Other Discussion About Immigration

November 22, 2016|Contributed by: Claudia Hurtado-Myers

Since the election our office, along with many other immigration attorneys, has received a surge of calls from clients and prospective clients. Their main question is, “What will happen to the immigration laws under President Trump?” Candidate Donald Trump made lots of promises. The most...

City Police Departments Refuse to Participate in Trump Immigration Enforcement

November 21, 2016|Contributed by: Courtney E. Butler, Esq.

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to deport or imprison up to three million undocumented immigrants after he is inaugurated on January 20, 2017.  He plans to use state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies to do so.  However, several police departments in cities throughout the...

Don’t Panic: President Elect Trump’s 10 Point Immigration “Plan”

November 11, 2016|Contributed by: Alexander D. McShiras, Esq.

During the campaign, Mr. Trump has said some very worrisome things about what he intends to do to immigrants. But he has also said a variety of totally inconsistent and sometimes impossible things. Here is a list of his 10 point immigration “plan”: Build the wall End “catch and...

Reckoning with a President Trump

November 9, 2016|Contributed by: Aaron C. Hall, Esq.

I am completely stunned to be typing this, but Donald Trump has just been elected President of the United States.  Mr. Trump built much of his campaign around the promises of intensified immigration enforcement. Mr. Trump has promised that he will handle what he sees as the evils of immigration...


October 25, 2016|Contributed by: Alexander D. McShiras, Esq.

After the Attorney General’s 2015 decision (“Silva-Trevino 2”), that vacated the 2008 precedent decision in Matter of Silva-Trevino (“Silva-Trevino 1”), the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) just developed an important uniform standard that has wide applicability to immigration and...

Merry Christmas? USCIS Filing Fees Set to Go Up During Holidays

October 24, 2016|Contributed by: Aaron C. Hall, Esq.

On December 23, 2016, the new fee schedule for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) application and petition filing fees will go into effect.   Family-based petitions, employment-based petitions, and naturalization applications will all be affected. For example, the I-130 Petition...

The Truth About Border Security and Detention

October 18, 2016|Contributed by: Courtney E. Butler, Esq.

In an election season fraught with claims of building a wall along the Mexican border and making Mexico pay for it, the importance of an effective border security plan that serves national security concerns but also ensures due process rights for all becomes even more apparent.  The truth about...

United States Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Lynch v. Dimaya

September 29, 2016|Contributed by: Courtney E. Butler, Esq.

The United States Supreme Court announced today that it will decide the question of whether 18 U.S.C. § 16(b), as incorporated into the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”), is unconstitutionally vague.  In 2015, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the statute, which defines a...

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