Administrative Closure is Back! Persons in removal (deportation) proceedings may again request that, in an exercise of prosecutorial discretion, their cases before the Immigration Court be administratively closed. Administrative closure is a judicial remedy allowing a case to be temporarily taken off of the courts active docket. This can be an excellent option for persons […]Read More
Prosecutorial Discretion is Back!
There is major welcome news for many people in removal (deportation) proceedings. One great way Prosecutorial Discretion (PD) in the immigration court context can be used is to administratively close or terminate cases which shouldn’t be a priority for the government to deport. OPLA has just issued a memo clarifying how and when DHS should […]Read More
TPS for Venezuela
Wonderful news for stranded Venezuelans – US will offer Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Venezuelans! TPS provides temporary protection from deportation, and access to employment authorization. This is long overdue relief for our Venezuelan friends, many of whom had no choice but to leave their entire lives in Venezuela behind. […]Read More
TPS for Haiti
On May 22, DHS announced a new 18-month designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). TPS will protect eligible Haitians from deportation and offer them the ability to apply for employment authorization. In addition to meeting other eligibility requirements, Haitian nationals residing in the U.S. as of May 21, 2021, will be able to […]Read More