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Celebrating Pro Bono

The Law Office of Karen Winston is celebrating Pro Bono Week! Providing pro bono representation to underserved immigrant communities is an important part of the Law Office of Karen Winston’s mission and values. Karen was selected as a “2016 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Chapter Pro Bono Champion,” for her demonstrated commitment to pro bono […]

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Eleventh Circuit Gives Hope to Detainees Subject to Prolonged Mandatory Detention

In Sopo v. Attorney General, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that the mandatory detention statute at U.S.C. § 1226(c), “authorizes detention for a reasonable amount of time. When this reasonable period is exceeded, the government must provide a bond hearing to determine whether the person’s continued detention is permissible. Such continued detention would […]

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USCIS Expands the I-601A Provisional Waiver

Certain individuals who are not eligible to adjust status in the United States can only apply to become a Lawful Permanent Resident by departing the U.S. and consular processing. Often one major hurdle for applicants is that those who have been unlawfully present in the U.S. for certain periods of time, will trigger a three […]

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DACA and the presidential election

Since it was first implemented in August of 2012, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which offers reprieve from deportation and work authorization for certain undocumented young adults in the U.S., has positively impacted the lives of its recipients. Through DACA, hundreds of thousands of eligible youth have been able to obtain better employment opportunities, […]

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We can do better

On December 24, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its plans to begin nationwide raids aimed at undocumented adults and children beginning on January 1, 2016. My office was closed that day in observance of the holidays. Returning to work the following Monday, our phones were ringing off the hook. People were calling […]

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