What Ending DACA Means—And Where the Fight is Today to Keep DACA

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In another staggering blow to the U.S. immigrant community, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has protected nearly 900,000 young unauthorized immigrants from deportation over the course of its existence, has been rescinded. In her recent memorandum to USCIS officials, Elaine C. Duke, acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, rescinded the June 15, 2012 memorandum …

Texas Becomes First State to criminalize a Law Enforcement Officer’s failure to Honor ICE “Detainer Requests”

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When Immigration and Customs Enforcement suspects that a person is an undocumented immigrant, it can issue a “detainer request” to law enforcement officers, which is essentially a request to hold the person in a local jail until ICE officers can arrive. The purpose of this procedure is to remove undocumented immigrants who have committed criminal offenses from the country, but …

What Are the Benefits of Investing in a Regional Center to Fulfill the Requirements of the EB-5 Visa? Atlanta Immigration Attorney Explains

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The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program gives foreign entrepreneurs the opportunity to become lawful permanent residents in the United States by making a qualifying investment. In order for an investment to qualify, it must be made in either a new commercial enterprise or a regional center. As U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services explains, investing in a regional center offers a number …

Helping Those Who Cannot Help Themselves!

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Justice was served today at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (“ICE”) office in Atlanta, Georgia.  Our clients, a mother and her minor child, were facing imminent deportation to their native country, Guatemala.  Their deportation had been scheduled for Monday at 7:00 am, but thanks to our amazing immigration attorneys, Mario Guevara from Mundo Hispanico, and the General Counsel of Guatemala in Atlanta, …

What you need to know before you go you go outside the U.S. With a travel permit.

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People with pending applications with the U.S. Citizenship and immigration services often need a “travel permit” or “advance parole” document before leaving the U.S. This will prevent applicants from having their applications deemed “abandoned” for having departed the country without asking first for permission while waiting a final decision on their applications.    Practically speaking, getting an advance parole document …

October – A Great Month for Clients

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by Danielle Conley, Partner It is safe to say that although October has been quite a busy month in Immigration Court, it has been well worth it!  Just today, I won my sixth of six merit hearings on behalf of six different individuals and their families who now have the privilege of remaining together in the United States!      It …