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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,...


DHS Includes Chile in Visa Waiver Program

Visa Waiver

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson recently announced that Chile will now be included in the list of countries on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Now, Chilean citizens who have been approved through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)...


Overcoming Common Hurdles in VAWA Applications

VAWA

The “VAWA self-petition” is the shorthand term used by immigration practitioners to refer to an immigration status that is available to undocumented individuals who have been victims of domestic abuse at the hands of a United States Citizen or Lawful Permanent...