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The Surprisingly Serious Repercussions of Voting in Federal Elections as a Noncitizen

Green Card, Licenses

Many people would probably be surprised to know that one of the most serious offenses a non-citizen can commit in terms of consequences to their lawful immigration status is to vote in an election in which they are not authorized. ...


Obama to Take Executive Action on Immigration Reform

Immigration Reform

After years of anticipation and disappointment surrounding the government’s failure to take action on comprehensive immigration reform, President Obama is stepping up.  He’s scheduled to announce a new wave of administrative relief, similar to what he did for the “Dreamers” with...


New U Visa Options for Victims of Workplace Violations

U Visa

An exciting new avenue has just been expanded for undocumented individuals who have been victimized or otherwise mistreated by their employers.  The U.S. Department of Labor recently released a statement on its website indicating that the list of crimes it...


Strategies for Overcoming U-Visa Certification Challenges

U Visa

Recently, I have seen an uptick in calls from clients who have been victims of crimes in the U.S. and who want to inquire about their potential eligibility for U visa status. I think this is in large part due...


How to Use the New Clarification of PEP to Help Those Subject to ICE Detainers

Immigrant Detention

Click here for Part 1 & Part 2 In Parts 1 and 2 of this blog, we discussed the demise of the Secure Communities program and the newly-clarified details of its replacement, the Priority Enforcement Program, or PEP.  Now that...