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Trump’s vow to “enforce the law” is also a promise to allow undocumented immigrants to apply to stay

July 22, 2016|Contributed by: Aaron C. Hall, Esq.

Last night, Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president.  In his acceptance speech full of distortions and false assertions, he painted America as a dark place on the brink of violent chaos: “America a more dangerous environment than frankly I have ever seen and anybody in this...

USCIS Offers Assistance to Nepali Nationals in the United States

May 6, 2015|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

The United States Citizenship & Immigration Service announced today that it would offer temporary, emergency services to Nepali citizens stranded in the United States due to the devastating earthquake on April 25, 2015. Measures that may be available to eligible Nepali nationals upon request...

Attorney General Withdraws Matter of Silva-Trevino, Strict Categorical Approach to Apply in CIMT Analysis

April 14, 2015|Contributed by: Aaron C. Hall, Esq.

The Upshot Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder withdrew the decision in Matter of Silva-Trevino, 24 I&N Dec. 687 (A.G. 2008).  This means that immigration adjudicators should no longer be able to reference police reports or other extraneous evidence when deciding whether a conviction...

Update on Texas v. United States: Litigation Regarding DAPA and Expanded DACA

March 26, 2015|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Koby Polaski, Senior Attorney, Edwards Office It is difficult to keep straight the many legal issues playing out in the litigation between twenty-six states and the federal government over the legality of President Obama’s DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability) and...

Department of Labor is Again Accepting Prevailing Wage Requests or Labor Certification Applications for H-2B Workers

March 25, 2015|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Melanie Corrin, Partner On March 4, 2014 a federal district court in the Northern District of Florida vacated the Department of Labor’s 2008 H-2B regulations, finding that the DOL lacks authority to issue regulations in the H-2B program under the Immigration & Nationality...

Department of Labor Not Accepting Prevailing Wage Requests or Labor Certification Applications for H-2B Workers

March 5, 2015|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Melanie Corrin, Partner On March 4, 2014 a federal district court in the Northern District of Florida vacated the Department of Labor’s 2008 H-2B regulations, finding that the DOL lacks authority to issue regulations in the H-2B program under the Immigration & Nationality...

Update on Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA)

February 25, 2015|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Koby Polaski, Senior Attorney, Edwards Office On November 20, 2014 President Obama announced a series of executive actions which have the intended purpose of securing the United States borders, prioritizing the removal of felons, and allowing certain undocumented immigrants to apply...

Federal Government Files Notice of Appeal and Motion for Emergency Stay

February 23, 2015|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Koby Polaski, Senior Attorney, Edwards Office As expected, the Federal Government today filed a Notice of Appeal and Motion for Emergency Stay of Judge Hanen’s order issuing an injunction in the case of Texas v. United States. If granted, the Stay would allow United States...

USCIS Delays Acceptance of Expanded DACA Applications

February 18, 2015|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Amber L. Blasingame, Associate Attorney, Colorado Springs The US Citizenship and Immigration Services, as of this afternoon, announced that the agency will not accept applications for the Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Expanded DACA) on February 18, 2015, as...

DUI Related Detentions Increasing

February 5, 2015|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Koby Polaski, Senior Attorney-Edwards Office Over the past couple of weeks, there has been a nationwide increase in the apprehension and detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement of people with DUI and DWAI convictions. Most of the apprehensions have been occurring in rural...

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