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Reforzamiento Inmigratorio – Implementaran finalmente la Ley Obama?

Filed in Immigration, Removal/Deportation by on November 29, 2011
Reforzamiento Inmigratorio – Implementaran finalmente la Ley Obama?

Este verano la administración del presidente Obama decidió lo que muchos abogados de inmigración consideran un error colosal al informar al publico que ellos estaban ordenando a los agencias migratorias que priorizan ciertos indocumentados para deportación y que casos de menor prioridad (como menores, estudiantes, personas sin historia criminal y ellos sin historia de violaciones migratorias) no deben ser perseguidos para deportación. Algunos inmigrantes inmediatamente empezaron a buscar abogados de inmigración y preguntarles […]

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Immigration Enforcement – Are they finally going to implement the “Obama Law”?

Filed in Immigration, Removal/Deportation by on November 19, 2011
Immigration Enforcement – Are they finally going to implement the “Obama Law”?

This summer, the Obama administration made what many immigration attorneys consider a colossal blunder, telling the public that they were directing immigration agencies to prioritize certain undocumented aliens for deportation and that lower priority cases, such as children, students, people with no criminal history, and those with no history of immigration violations should not be […]

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Legal Permanent Resident Statistics – Maybe it’s time to naturalize.

Legal Permanent Resident Statistics – Maybe it’s time to naturalize.

The Department of Homeland Security released its report regarding the estimated legal resident population in the United States in 2010 (see below for a link to report).  While the statistics are mildly interesting, they do bring to mind a subject that has come up in my practice on occasion: long term permanent residence.  The report […]

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Crimes and Immigration – No jail time does not mean no consequences!

Filed in Immigration, Removal/Deportation by on October 24, 2011
Crimes and Immigration – No jail time does not mean no consequences!

Despite recent emphasis on judges in criminal courts as well as criminal defense attorneys to research the immigration consequences of pleas, a fair amount still labor under the belief that just because you get a plea bargain that involves no jail time, you will not have any immigration consequences. This is not necessarily true. Many […]

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Crímenes e inmigración- No cumplir una sentencia no significa que no haya consecuencias

Filed in Immigration, Removal/Deportation by on October 24, 2011
Crímenes e inmigración- No cumplir una sentencia no significa que no haya consecuencias

A pesar de la reciente atención que los jueces de cortes criminales y los abogados criminalistas han prestado a la investigación de las consecuencias que los alegatos de conformidad, una gran cantidad de abogados criminalistas todavia asumen que si usted asume una alegato de conformidad que no le pide que vaya a la carcel usted […]

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Requesting Bond in Immigration Proceedings

Requesting Bond in Immigration Proceedings

Recent immigration enforcement has placed a great deal of persons with crimes, pending crimes, and no crimes (but a history of immigration violations) in detention as they await their chance to argue their case in front of a judge.  Most people’s priority (rightly so) is to get out of jail while they wait.  Once the […]

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Removing Conditions on Permanent Residence and Divorce

Removing Conditions on Permanent Residence and Divorce

In my practice, I have noticed a common recurring question: I acquired my conditional green card through my spouse, but we’re now separated, have no intention of getting back together, and I’m worried about getting a divorce because of the potential impact on my immigration status. First, the law: If you are still married to […]

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