Assault on Immigration

This year has seen a flood of assaults on immigration laws, with the twin goals of slowing down the granting of immigration benefits as well as accelerating the rate of deportation.  These goals have been accomplished not with new immigration laws passed by congress or by the President’s much publicized executive actions, but by policy […]

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Surveillance of Non U.S. Citizens by DHS

On 15, September 2017,  the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it is planning to dramatically ramp up surveillance of virtually anyone in the United States who is not a U.S. citizen by birth. The new rule goes into effect on October 18, 2017, the same day the newest version of the Trump travel […]

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The President’s Executive Order Suspends Issuance of Visa and Immigration Benefit to Certain Nationals.

SUMMARY: Within his first week of office, President Trump signed an Executive Order (“EO”) that affects the Immigrant Community. The EO stated its goal to address the threats faced by the United States since the tragedies of September 11, 2001. President Trump entitled the EO “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United […]

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2016 Presidential Election: The Candidates on Immigration

The 2016 US Presidential Election will enter history as one of the most polarizing elections in in recent memory. Aside from the frequent and often times vicious attacks between the two candidates this year’s election also represents a stark contrast in policy views. It seems that our country has reached a point of reckoning, which […]

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Great Week at the Office

Following many years of litigation, we were finally able to re-unify a family after more than 5 years of separation. While our work typically involves re-unification of families separated across borders, occasionally a case captures the essence of our law firm reminding us in vivid terms why we do what we do. We recently experienced […]

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Expansion of Provisional Unlawful Waivers

On July 29, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security announced in the Federal Register an expansion of the provisional waiver of admissibility rules, which was originally announced in 2013. The rule allows individuals who are inadmissible in the United States based on accrual of unlawful presence to seek and secure a “provisional waiver” of the […]

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