In Case You Missed It! — Temporary Protected Status Announced for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone

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In the excitement of President Obama’s announcement on Executive Action back in November and the new DAPA Program, many missed the part where the Department of Homeland Security also designated Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).  As many of us know, TPS is already designated for numerous other countries, but these three are now added to …

Obama Can Fix Some Immigration Problems

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From my Editorial in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on August 1, 2014 President Obama has been timid, at best, in using his executive powers to alleviate the current immigration crisis, preferring to wait for what can only be described as a Unicorn– bi-partisan immigration reform.  Recently, the President indicated that he is ready to use this practical tool to inject …

TPS, Advance Parole and Adjustment of Status–The New Options.

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In a recent case, the Board of Immigration Appeals opened up an entire new area for individuals who have until now found themselves ineligible to obtain permanent residence without leaving the United States, or going through a complicated and unpredictable waiver process. In Matter of Arrabally and Yerrabelly, 25 I&N Dec. 771 (BIA 2012), the Board of Immigration ruled that …

TPS Immigration Relief for Syrians!

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By:  Hiba Ghalib, Esq. Associate Attorney TPS (Temporary Protected Status) is a temporary immigration status available to foreign nationals present in the United States whose home countries are designated by the Department of State to be temporarily unsafe or extraordinarily dangerous.  On March 23, 2012, it was announced that Syria would join the list of nations currently designated TPS status.  During …

Don’t bring the Arizona law to North Carolina

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As Arizona implements their new immigration law (A.R.S. 13-1509), making it a federal misdemeanor, punishable by 30 days in jail and/or a $100 fine, for failing to carry one’s “certificate of alien registration or alien registration receipt card”, other states have looked to replicate this law, namely North Carolina. Senator Don East of Surry County, NC has introduced Senate Resolution …

It is Time for TPS Designation for Haitians

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Haiti, the poorest nation in our hemisphere, and the one of poorest nations in the world, was hit by yet another natural disaster–a 7.0 earthquake. This after a Haiti has endured four major storms in 2008, from which it has yet to recover. Tropical Storm Fay and hurricanes Gustav, Hanna and Ike – pounded Haiti in August and September 2008, …