I have U.S. citizen children with serious health problems—can this help my immigration case?

Johanna Cochran Blog Leave a Comment

Maybe. This would depend on how serious these health problems are, what stage of immigration proceedings you are in right now, and what other negative factors affect your case (for example, an existing criminal record, multiple immigration violations, etc.). No pending proceedings in Immigration Court. If you are not in any immigration proceedings at the moment (meaning, you are not …

What is Prosecutorial Discretion and How Does It Work?

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Prosecutorial Discretion (casually referred to as “PD”) occurs when the Department of Homeland Security exercises its discretion in granting some form of benefit to a foreign national. In such cases, the foreign national is typically not entitled to a benefit or relief as a matter of law, but the Department agrees to use its discretion in favor of the applicant …

Arresting and Deporting Pregnant Woman For High Beam Violations

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The title of this article may sound absurd.  In fact, I would not be surprised if this were an article in the satirical fake news Onion, a satirical entity that makes up fake news for the sake of giving you a good laugh.  Yet, sometimes fact is stranger than fiction, and this article in the Charlotte Observer last week is …

The Obama Dream Program–What Is It Really?

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President Obama announced a significant change in its previously announced prosecutorial discretion program. Effective immediately (although without a process to use yet), any person who meets the following criteria can be considered for an exercise of prosecutorial discretion, can live free of the fear of deportation, can get a work permit: came to the United States under the age of …