Expansion of Provisional Waiver for Unlawful Presence

USCIS announced today that effective August 29, 2016 the Provisional Waiver for Unlawful Presence will be expanded to include those people who not only have a U.S. Citizen spouse or parent but will now include persons who have a lawful permanent resident spouse or parent(s) as a qualifying relative.  The…

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​​Justice Dept. asks Supreme Court to Rehear Immigration Case

By Ariane de Vogue July 18, 2016 (CNN)​ – ​The Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Monday to rehear the controversial case concerning the Obama administration’s executive actions on immigration that split the justices 4-4 last spring once the court has nine members again. Because the justices were evenly…

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Clinton vows to expand Obama’s immigration executive actions

Clinton vows to expand Obama’s immigration executive actions By Heidi M Przybyla and Eliza Collins July 14, 2016 Hillary Clinton vowed to expand President Obama’s executive actions on immigration and cast the 2016 presidential election as critical for Latino voters because Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee. “What happens…

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TPS Extended for El Salvador

The Department of Homeland Security has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of El Salvador (and those without nationality who last habitually resided in El Salvador) for an additional 18 months, effective Sept. 10, 2016, through March 9, 2018. Current TPS El Salvador beneficiaries who want to extend…

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Supreme Court’s Split Decision on DAPA, Extended DACA Lawsuit Fails to Protect Millions of Undocumented Parents, Youth

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a disappointing 4-4 decision in a lawsuit that challenged President Obama’s 2014 immigration relief programs a lawsuit that challenged President Obama’s 2014 immigration relief programs for undocumented parents and undocumented youth. With a split decision, an extension to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Deferred…

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Increase in Central American Asylum Seekers

A May 31 NPR story by John Burnett focused on the resurgence of Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States.  Nearly 330 Central Americans arriving at the U.S./Mexico border daily, fleeing violence in countries such as Honduras and El Salvador.  If you have questions regarding Asylum or have a…

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From an Order of Removal to a Green Card

When Jose came to our firm, he had just received an Order of Removal from the United States.  He had missed a hearing in Immigration Court due to wrong information from his prior attorney. Attorney Shelley Grant was able to get Jose’s case reopened in Immigration Court.  Following a hearing,…

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