NEW PROPOSED I-601A STATESIDE HARDSHIP WAIVERS: SOME INITIAL THOUGHTS

UPDATE: The law has been passed as of January 2013.  Please go to our new Blawg post about provisional (stateside) waivers. On April 2, 2012 in the Federal Register, the Department of Homeland Security published a proposed rule for stateside hardship waivers.  People who cannot get a green card within the US have to go outside the US […]

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW DEFERRED ACTION POLICY

It has been a busy week.  Our firm has received dozens of calls and emails about the new deferred action policy.  Here is the first round of frequently asked question (FAQ): 1.  Is this the DREAM Act? No, it is NOT the DREAM Act.  Do not call it the DREAM Act, because if you do, you […]

DEFERRED ACTION AND FAKE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS (SSN’S) (OR FAKE PASSPORTS)

It’s a burning question.  A lot of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applicants are using or have used fake social security numbers.  Sometimes people just make up numbers, other times they purchase numbers of the street, and sometimes they just use a friend’s number.   On Form I-821D, you are asked to provide your […]

TRUMP GAVE A DEPORTATION SPEECH, NOT AN IMMIGRATION SPEECH

Donald Trump has allayed all fears of flip-flopping on immigration after his speech Wednesday night in Phoenix. His 10 point plan isn’t an immigration plan at all: it’s a deportation plan. And a terribly ignorant one at that. The first glaring hole in Trump’s “policy” is due process of law. Trump came through with the […]

I RAN AND HID IN THE AIRPORT

What do you do if you’ve endured persecution and torture so horrible you can’t talk about it, but the law requires you to talk about it? Now let’s say you have a lawyer willing to talk for you. That would be a good thing, right? Our government doesn’t think so. In fact, the government’s top […]