Cuban Deportations

Dramatic Increase in Removal of Cubans   For decades Cubans fleeing communist Cuba have found a safe haven in the U.S. In 2014, President Obama began restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, opening up communication between the governments. At the very end of his term, President Obama suddenly ended what was known as the “wet foot, […]

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Parole in Place For Military Families

What is Military Parole in Place (PIP), and how can it help my family? Military parole in place (PIP) allows certain close family members of persons who have sacrificed for our Nation through their service in the U.S. military to lawfully reside in the U.S. This applies to the family of service members who are […]

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Removing the Conditions of Your Residence

Foreign nationals who have been married to their U.S. Citizen spouse for less than 2 years will be granted conditional residence, instead of permanent residence, if their request for residency based on marriage to their spouse is approved. This is a way for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to again determine that the marriage […]

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Increase in the Detention of Immigrants

En Español Under the Trump Administration, all persons in the U.S. without permission, regardless of their criminal history, connection to U.S. citizens, or lengthy residence in the country are considered priorities for detention and deportation. This marks a sharp shift away from the policy of the previous administration which prioritized criminals and threats to our […]

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DACA Is Alive and Well, Renew NOW!

On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, a federal judge ruled that the Trump administration’s reason for ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was “arbitrary and capricious.” Judge John Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not have a valid reason […]

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Benefits of Immigration Bonds

En Español Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Officials are being very aggressive in enforcing immigration laws. As a result, more and more foreign nationals are being arrested and placed in immigration detention for removal proceedings. However, in some cases, the detained individual may be eligible for a bond. A bond allows the individual to be […]

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USCIS – Mission Statement (New Policy)

En Español On February 22, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) was directed to re-write its mission statement. Per the new policy, part of the change included removing the phrase “a nation of immigrants.” The following day I had the honor of attending a Naturalization Ceremony for one of our beloved paralegals. […]

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