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Trump Plans to Suspend the Refugee Resettlement Program and Why that is a Policy Disaster

January 25, 2017|Contributed by: Claudia Hurtado-Myers

As an immigrant, going to see the Statute of Liberty brings great joy and inspiration. The torch is a symbol of enlightenment. The Statue of Liberty's torch lights the way to freedom showing us the path to Liberty. Even the Statue's official name represents her most important symbol "Liberty...

Trump Backs Off Ending DACA

January 25, 2017|Contributed by: Courtney Sommer

With the election of President Trump has come a lot of fear over the future of DACA and its more than 750,000 recipients. Trump promised during his campaign to repeal many of Obama’s executive orders, including the one that created DACA, on day 1 of his presidency. Fortunately for many of our...

No Relief For America’s Overburdened Immigration Courts: President Trump Announces Federal Hiring Freeze

January 25, 2017|Contributed by: Alexander D. McShiras, Esq.

In one of his first actions as President of the United States, Donald Trump announced an executive order that freezes the hiring of new federal employees (with an exemption for essential military personnel). In one swipe of his pen, the new president further handcuffed an Immigration Court system...

Children in the Berks Immigration Center are like any other children; they also write letters to Santa

December 28, 2016|Contributed by: Claudia Hurtado-Myers

On June 24, 2014, in response to the increasing number of children and families fleeing Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador to seek protection at the U.S. border, the Obama Administration announced plans to significantly increase capacity to detain children with their parents. In testimony before...

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...

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