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 …

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: 8 Things You Should and Should Not Do During Your Travels

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS A guide for American citizens or permanent residents at airports or ports of entry If you are traveling into the United States from overseas, you will be questioned by Customs and Border Protections (CBP). You may also encounter other law enforcement officers. Depending on where you were born or your nationality, you may face more questioning than …

Trump’s Interior Immigration Enforcement–Dystopian Nightmare? What America Wants? Or, Going Nowhere Without $$?

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The second of two Executive Orders on Immigration, “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” appears to be intended to fulfill Trump’s Radical Anti-Immigration pledge to “fully” enforce U.S. Immigration law.  Just curious as to when he will “fully” enforce U.S. Tax Law, or U.S. criminal law, both of which would have far greater benefits to the …

Trump’s Executive Order On Immigration–15 Very Expensive Actions to “Enhance Immigration Enforcement”

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President Donald Trump signed an executive order on January 25, 2017, outlining a series of actions he directs the DHS, DOJ and related agencies to take in regards to internal enforcement of U.S. immigration law and to border security.  Many of these actions are already part of federal law, but many others will require congressional approval and appropriation of funds …

One Reason Why A Trump Presidency Would Destroy Immigration To America

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A lot has been said about Candidate Trump’s statements regarding immigrants,”Mexicans,” and “the wall.”  Many people, especially recent immigrants and those that know them, have had a visceral reaction to these statements and consider Trump “anti-immigrant” and unfit to lead an immigrant nation.  But I have to tell you, these nativist statements are not the reason why a Trump Presidency …

Special Immigrant Juveniles Will Now Face Years and Years of Wait Time Before Getting a Green Card

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Due to the high demand for Special Immigrant Juvenile Visas, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras have already reached their yearly limit for available visas in the EB-4 category, the category in which the Special Immigrant Juvenile Visas fall. The fiscal year lasts until September 30. The May 2016 visa bulletin shows that on May 1, 2016, the date on which …

Is there a family emergency where you need a relative to come to the U.S.? Humanitarian Parole might be the answer

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A few months ago we met with a lawful permanent resident who unfortunately was diagnosed with cancer.  That’s devastating news to anyone. Naturally, her mother offered to come to Georgia to help with her grandchildren and daughter during treatment and recovery.  Her husband needed to continue working to cover their needs and the growing medical bills, which meant that they …

Kuck Immigration Partners Helping Military Families in Georgia

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On October 22nd and 23rd of this year, several local Georgia immigration attorneys and I volunteered to help members of the United States Army stationed at Ft. Stewart in Hinesville, Georgia. Usually, military members, military retirees , and their families have access to legal advice through their local Legal Assistance Office within the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. Due …

The Three Reasons Your Client Will be Detained by Immigration in Georgia

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Prior to this year, every undocumented immigrant or legal immigrant who was removable due to being undocumented, a criminal problem, or otherwise was detained upon any contact with immigration. However, there were and are over 11 million removable immigrants in the United States, and there was no priority for who we detained and deported first. That meant a single mom …