Immigration Laws that Need to be Amended
Immigration Laws that Need to be Amended
Author: N. Peter Antone
We recently encountered a case where a young couple planning to get married had a difficult experience with our immigration system. The young woman was a U.S. citizen who was planning on a U.S. wedding to her Japanese fiancé. A...
Aggravated Felons May Not Really Be Aggravated Felons
Aggravated Felons May Not Really Be Aggravated Felons
Author: N. Peter Antone
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...
CBP Consideration of National Interest Exceptions Following July 6, 2021 Changes
CBP Consideration of National Interest Exceptions Following July 6, 2021 Changes
Author: Attorneys at Antone, Casagrande & Adwers
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
Author: Attorneys at Antone, Casagrande & Adwers
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...
EXECUTIVE ORDER BANNING TRAVEL FOR NATIONALS OF SIX MAJORITY-MUSLIM COUNTRIES HALTED
EXECUTIVE ORDER BANNING TRAVEL FOR NATIONALS OF SIX MAJORITY-MUSLIM COUNTRIES HALTED
Author: Attorneys at Antone, Casagrande & Adwers
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...
Temporary Protected Status
Temporary Protected Status
Author: Attorneys at Antone, Casagrande & Adwers
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
Author: N. Peter Antone
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...
Birthright Citizenship
Birthright Citizenship
Author: Mike Yu
With President Trump’s recent announcement on his plans to end birthright citizenship through an executive order, questions have arisen in recent news as to both the underlying reasons and the practical implementation of such a declaration. President Trump asserts that...