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DACA Update: Trump Administration Defying the Supreme Court DACA Ruling

Updated July 31, 2020 On July 28, 2020, just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court held that the administration’s rescission of DACA was unlawful, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memo significantly restricting DACA. The restrictions to DACA as detailed in the recent memo include the following: No initial applications for DACA […]

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What is the Current Status of DACA? Updated July 20, 2020 ¿Cuál es el estado actual de DACA? Actualizado 20 de julio de 2020

Although the DACA program is flawed in that it does not offer a pathway to permanent status in the U.S., it is critical as it protects its recipients from deportation and allows them to receive employment authorization. Through these protections, the DACA program has provided immigrant youth with access to higher education, better paying jobs, […]

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What is a T-visa, and What is Labor Trafficking?

The T-visa is a very special visa for victims of labor trafficking. Labor trafficking often affects agricultural workers/farm-workers, including people who come to the U.S. with visas. Victims of labor trafficking are often threatened with harm or deportation if they stop working, leave, or report the trafficking. Labor trafficking includes the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services through force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery. […]

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Our Team, Karen “Karina” Gonzalez, Administrative Assistant

Karina has been the Administrative Assistant with our team for the past year. Karina is responsible for processing our mail, scheduling consults, receiving payments, and greeting prospective and current clients. If you contact our office, you will most likely interact with Karina who is friendly, funny, and kind-hearted. In fact, our Karina is the most un-Karen “Karen” out there. Originally from #Mexico, Karina is fluent in Spanish. When not at the office Karina enjoys spending time with her husband and her fur-baby – a pug named Chato. Thank you, Karina, for being you. We are so fortunate to have you as part of our team! […]

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Our Team, Paralegal Florencia “Flor” Ibarra

Flor has been a paralegal with our office for almost a year and has 5 years of experience as an immigration paralegal. Flor is known for her professionalism, thoughtfulness, and outgoing personality. She especially enjoys working on challenging cases and has extensive experience preparing family petitions, fiancé visas, and all types of waiver requests. Originally from Argentina, Flor has lived in the U.S. since the age of 7 and is fluent in Spanish. When not at the office Flor enjoys spending time with her family, pets, and travelling. […]

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