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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...


Part 2: What is the Priority Enforcement Program and How is it Different Than Secure Communities?

Immigrant Detention

Click here to read Part 1 In the last part of this blog, we discussed the demise of the Secure Communities program and the slow and somewhat undefined nature of its replacement, the Priority Enforcement Program, or PEP.  In this...


ICE Detainers and the Death of the Secure Communities Program

Immigrant Detention

What non-citizens should know if they are criminally detained. Part 1 – The Downfall of Secure Communities This month, the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations released an informational “brochure” outlining the differences between the now-defunct...


DACA Alert — Don’t Forget to Renew Your Immigration Status!

DACA

By April Cockerham, Immigration Services Attorney March 26, 2014 ICE (US Immigration and Customs Enforcement) recently announced the procedure some DACA holders will need to go through to ensure their status will remain valid after the initially-granted two year period.  DACA,...