If You Are An Immigrant (even a US Citizen), Here Are 9 Things You Should Know

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Are you a Naturalized U.S. Citizen, Lawful Permanent Resident, Visa Holder, or an Undocumented Immigrant? We recommend you take the following steps to protect yourself in our current version of America. The last couple of weeks have reminded immigrants, even naturalized U.S. citizens, that they were not born in the United States. Our office has received countless phone calls, emails, …

The DOJ Raised The Penalty Fee for Immigration Law Violations–Including Employer Sanctions

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The Department of Justice announced an increase in fines for violations of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as the pertain to those sections that account for fraud, document abuse, and unfair immigration-related employment practices. While this is only an adjustment for inflation, it brings home the point that that poorly or incorrectly completing immigration forms, like the Form I-9, can …

Trump’s Executive Order on Travel and Refugees–Our Analysis and Advice

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President Trump signed an Executive Order on January 27, 2017, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals.”  This Executive Order had immediate effects on people traveling to the United States, but also has a long term impact on individuals with visas and permanent residence in the United States today.     First, this Order specifically restricts any …

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¿Qué es este decreto ejecutivo que restringe la inmigración de “países de especial preocupación”? Dos órdenes ejecutivas que abordaron la inmigración ilegal fueron difundidas por la Casa Blanca a principios de esta semana, abordando la aplicación interna de la ley de inmigración estadounidense y la seguridad fronteriza. Se espera que otra orden titulada “Protegiendo a la Nación de los ataques …

Friday Update on In-State Tution for Qualified DACA Recipients–Bad News

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The Georgia Court of Appeals just now granted the Board of Regents Emergency Motion for Supersedeas.  This means that Judge Tusan’s order granting in-state tuition is on hold during the appeal.  There will likely be no in-state tuition this semester.  This is deeply saddens me and I know that each of you are heartbroken by this news.  The Board of …

Thursday Update on In-State Tuition Final Order for Qualified DACA Recipients

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Tonight I am finalizing our Emergency Motion for Contempt, seeking to hold the Board of Regents in Contempt for failure to comply with Judge Tusan’s Final Order of December 30, 2016.  The Court of Appeals has not yet ruled on the Board of Regents Amended Emergency Motion for Supersedeas (stay of the final order). Even by the Board of Regents …

Wednesday Night Update on In-State Tuition for DACA Recipients in Georgia

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More news today.  The most important is that Fulton County Superior Court Presiding Judge Gail S. Tusan denied the Board of Regents’ request to stay (or not enforce) her order compelling the Board of Regents to give in-state tuition to DACA recipients while the case in on appeal.  That is great news.  But it is not all the news. As …

Tuesday Evening Update on In-State Tuition for DACA Recipients in Georgia

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I wanted to give you all an update of the in-state tuition case.  It became clear throughout the day, as I received email after email from qualified DACA recipients around that state, that the Board of Regents has no immediate intention to comply with the Judge’s Final Order granting in-state tuition, and they have not updated the individual schools on …

Monday Night Update on In-State Tuition For DACA Recipients in Georgia

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I just finished and filed our Opposition to the Board of Regents Motion for Emergency Supersedeas (the request for a stay of the Judge’s order effectively granting in-state tuition). You can read it here. As we have said previously, if there is a 10 day hold on the Superior Court’s Final Order, today was the last day.  We have not …

Update on In-State Tuition for DACA Recipients on Monday, January 9, 2017

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I just received notice from the Fulton County Superior Court that Judge Tusan has not yet decided the Board of Regents Application for “Supersedeas,” which is a “stay” or stopping of her order of December 30, 2016.  As we have previously noted, that order goes into effect on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, unless she grants the Board of Regents Application. …