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Changes to Family Detention Policies Fall Short

Families crossing the border may no longer be subjected to long term detention if they are able to show eligibility for asylum or other immigration reliefs. Last year the U.S. experienced an increase in women and children crossing the borders. Initially, many were released with notices to appear due to the lack of appropriate holding […]

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By |August 4th, 2015|Immigration|Comments Off on Changes to Family Detention Policies Fall Short

Safer Route Now Available to Some Central American Minors: The CAM Program

Last year Hondurans, Salvadoreans, and Guatemalans comprised 75% of the immigrants detained at the South Texas Border. A large number of these immigrants were unaccompanied minors. In an effort to provide a safer alternative to the dangerous journey many minors undertake to cross the U.S. border, the Department of State and the Department of Homeland […]

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By |June 9th, 2015|Immigration|Comments Off on Safer Route Now Available to Some Central American Minors: The CAM Program

DACA Setback – USCIS Retracts 3 Year Approvals

Potential DAPA and expanded DACA recipients have been bearing most of the weight of the nation’s indecisiveness concerning immigration reform. However, even current recipients of the 2012 DACA program experienced some setbacks. DACA recipients who recently renewed their DACA status and employment authorizations for three years are receiving letters from USCIS retracting the approvals. The letters […]

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By |May 21st, 2015|Immigration|Comments Off on DACA Setback – USCIS Retracts 3 Year Approvals

Hope in the face of a long path: DAPA and expanded DACA

On April 17, 2015, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on the Preliminary Injunction stopping President Obama’s DAPA and expanded DACA programs. While some people believe that the April 17th hearing will decide the ultimate fate of the DAPA and expanded DACA programs, the Court is only addressing the current preliminary injunction […]

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By |May 12th, 2015|Immigration|Comments Off on Hope in the face of a long path: DAPA and expanded DACA

Waiting on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

It’s been 10 days since the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals held oral arguments on whether a temporary injunction blocking DAPA and expanded DACA should remain in place.  Since no decision has yet been made as to whether the President’s executive action may proceed, many undocumented immigrants sit in limbo and wait in anticipation.  For […]

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By |April 27th, 2015|Immigration|Comments Off on Waiting on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Appeals Court Tosses DACA Lawsuit

In a promising move, a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously tossed a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  The lawsuit was brought by the state of Mississippi and individual ICE agents claiming they have been harmed by the program.  In the decision, Judge Eugene Davis wrote, “Neither Mississippi nor the Agents have alleged […]

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By |April 7th, 2015|Immigration|Comments Off on Appeals Court Tosses DACA Lawsuit

USCIS Alerts on Immigration Scams

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued an alert today urging immigrants “to beware of scammers who may spread false information and mislead people by charging for unnecessary services.”  The alert comes as a reminder almost two weeks before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear oral arguments to determine whether a Texas District […]

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By |April 6th, 2015|Immigration|Comments Off on USCIS Alerts on Immigration Scams

DOJ Files Brief in Support of DAPA

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a brief in support of President Obama’s DACA/DAPA executive action, which was slated to provide work authorization for millions of undocumented immigrants. In February of this year,  a federal court judge in Texas, Judge Andrew Hanen, entered a preliminary injunction barring the Department of Homeland Security from implementing the new DACA […]

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By |April 6th, 2015|Immigration|Comments Off on DOJ Files Brief in Support of DAPA
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