What Rights Do Passengers Have During a Traffic Stop?

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Many people are now concerned about what rights the passenger in a vehicle has when the driver is pulled over for a traffic offense or as part of a roadblock or police license check.   The Supreme Court has said that passengers have constitutional rights and can challenge any stop or search if it is not constitutionally valid.  So, what …

MUST Read Decision Regarding I-9 Penalties and Statute of Limitations for Employers!

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On October 25, 2016, an administrative law judge with the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Office (“OCAHO”) held that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) waited too long to file allegations against, St. Croix Personnel Services Inc. (“St. Croix”) a personnel services company for incomplete or incorrect I-9 forms for some of its employees. There is a five year …

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, …

Ex-Police Officer From El Salvador Who Was Threatened And Shot By Members of The Mara Gang Will Get To Stay in The U.S.

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I had the pleasure and blessing to work with a man from El Salvador who used to work as an officer of the National Civil Police (or Policía Nacional Civil—in Spanish). He arrived to the U.S. (without documentation) after fleeing El Salvador following death threats and several encounters where he was shot by members of the Mara gang. After litigating …

Las Redadas de ICE Significa Que Solicitantes de Asilo Perderán Sus Casos o Que No Aplicaran Para Empezar

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ICE, la agencia encargada de enforzar nuestra leyes inmigratorias, ha empezado una serie de redadas en los estados de Carolina del Norte, Texas, y Georgia, para deportar a personas (incluyendo madres e hijos menores) que, entre otras cosas, hayan entrado indocumentadamente al país después de Enero 1, 2014 o que tengan orden de deportación con fecha después de Enero 1, …

ICE Raids Means Applicants Will Lose Their Asylum Cases or Will Not Apply at All

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency in charge of enforcing our country’s immigration laws, just launched a series of raids in North Carolina, Texas, and Georgia, to deport people (including young children and mothers) who, among other things, entered as undocumented after Jan. 1, 2014, or were ordered removed after Jan. 1, 2014. We have heard (from clients and …

LOS DERECHOS DE LOS EXTRANJEROS EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS

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Todas las personas en los Estados Unidos, incluidos los extranjeros y aun los con ordenes de deportacion, tienen ciertos derechos básicos que deben ser respetados por los agentes de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE). Estos derechos se derivan tanto de la Constitución de los Estados Unidos. y las leyes de Estados Unidos. Como extranjero, usted tiene los siguientes derechos: SU DERECHO …

Brain Cancer, ICE and Deportation from the Stewart Detention Center

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Johanna Cochran one of our stellar attorneys recently took a pro bono case for a Mexican man detained at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia,  who, despite a diagnosis and treatment for brain cancer, was refused release from detention to seek urgent medical treatment. Our client was a Legal Permanent Resident of the U.S., had been living in this country …

Detained by Immigration? What You Need to Know

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While talks of immigration reform continue there is little spoken of the marked increased number of detained foreign nationals by ICE- the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) enforcement arm.   Congress’ expansion of the immigration detention system has created a profitable market for both private prison corporations and local governments.   In fiscal year 2013 almost 244 state and county jails were …