The End of Asylum

On November 9th the internet was buzzing with news of the President's latest move to “protect the integrity of our immigration system and our national sovereignty”. The White House website published a “Presidential Proclamation Addressing Mass Migration Through the...

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F, J, M visas: does the new unlawful presence policy affect me?

  One of the most confusing areas of immigration law is the intersection of unlawful presence, the expiry of one's status, and the 3 and 10 year unlawful presence bars. Matters have become even more complicated following revised DHS Policy...

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Do I need a Provisional Waiver?

Many of the calls to our office concern Provisional Waivers and their applicability. Although these special waivers have been around for over five years there is still much confusion and uncertainty surrounding when they are required and under which...

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The President Declares War on the 14th Amendment

Many of our clients were alarmed last week to hear about this administration’s latest assault on America’s immigrant population: modifying the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of birthright citizenship to those born on American soil to exclude children of undocumented immigrants....

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Deportation Order

    Have you been here many years without any immigration status? Did your case get denied in immigration court, resulting in a deportation order? THERE MIGHT STILL BE HOPE FOR YOU!     I-601A Waiver U.S. Immigration Law provides a waiver for those that have U.S....

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Can an Immigrant Sue the Government for Excessive Delays in their Application? It just might be your best option!

Can an Immigrant Sue the Government for Excessive Delays in their Application? It just might be your best option! The last thing an immigrant wants to do is irritate the U.S. Government and do anything that might jeopardize their chances...

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A Brief History of the Asylum System in the U.S.

So far, our blog has discussed relatively esoteric questions – why you need a legal brief, why the lawyer should accompany you to the asylum interview, why you shouldn’t tell the asylum officer what they want to hear.  However,...

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“What Does The Asylum Officer Want to Hear?”

Last time we discussed the importance of having a legal brief in the asylum application.  Today I want to talk about a subject that is very important to me: Why applicants should not tell the asylum officer what they...

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Why Do I Need a Legal Brief?

Last week we talked about the importance of having a lawyer in attendance at the asylum interview. I pointed out that many firms do not send a lawyer to accompany their clients at the interview. Many firms seem to believe that...

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On the Importance of Legal Representation at the Asylum Interview

I want to talk about the importance of representation at the asylum interview.  I mentioned to you that while I was serving as an asylum officer, lawyers often would not attend the interview with the applicants.  I would give...

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