Aggravated Felons May Not Really Be Aggravated Felons
Aggravated Felons May Not Really Be Aggravated Felons
Congress decided in 1996 to label non-citizens who commit certain offences “aggravated felons”. The offenses they commit are called “aggravated felonies”. Such perpetrators are barred from the United States practically for life, without the possibility of any relief, at least...
Varian Fry
Varian Fry
While reading the book “And the Show Went On,” by Alan Riding, which details cultural life in France during the German occupation of 1940-1944, I learned about the heroic actions of a young American journalist by the name of Varian...
CBP Consideration of National Interest Exceptions Following July 6, 2021 Changes
CBP Consideration of National Interest Exceptions Following July 6, 2021 Changes
Our office has recently received confirmation from a number of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offices that National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) issued by its officers remain valid for a single entry within 30 days of the approval date. This...
Deferred Action Announced for Dreamers
Deferred Action Announced for Dreamers
On June 15, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced in a memo that deferred action will be implemented for certain undocumented youth. Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will begin to exercise...
DOMA Unconstitutional Per US Supreme Court Decision
DOMA Unconstitutional Per US Supreme Court Decision
U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Rule DOMA as Unconstitutional Will Help Bi-national Same-Sex Couples in the United States. The decision on June 26, 2013, issued by the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor, holding that Section 3...
Recent announcements by DHS regarding Parole in Place, DOMA and DACA.
Recent announcements by DHS regarding Parole in Place, DOMA and DACA.
Parole in Place for Spouses, Children, and Parents of Veterans and Military Members New Policy Memorandum from the Obama Administration Makes it Possible for Certain Relatives of Military Members and Veterans to Remain in the U.S. and Possibly Adjust Status...
EXECUTIVE ORDER BANNING TRAVEL FOR NATIONALS OF SIX MAJORITY-MUSLIM COUNTRIES HALTED
EXECUTIVE ORDER BANNING TRAVEL FOR NATIONALS OF SIX MAJORITY-MUSLIM COUNTRIES HALTED
On March 15, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii issued a worldwide temporary restraining order stopping the government from implementing the 90-day travel ban on entry into the U.S. by immigrants and nonimmigrants from six predominantly...
Invisible Wall
Invisible Wall
The term “invisible wall” is a well-known term among immigration attorneys. While the current administration calls for the construction of a physical wall, the administration has already erected an invisible wall which appears to reduce and discourage, not only illegal...
Temporary Protected Status
Temporary Protected Status
On October 3, 2018, Federal Judge Edward M. Chen presiding over the United States District Court of the Northern District of California made a groundbreaking decision to grant a preliminary injunction to beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from El...
Maximalist Law Enforcement
Maximalist Law Enforcement
On December 23, 2019 Tali Farhadian Weinstein—General Counsel of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office—wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times titled “An Immigrant’s Gift on Christmas Eve.” In it, she tells her family’s story of immigration to the...