Blog Posts in 2018

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  • Trump's Dangerous Expansion of the
    Trump's Dangerous Expansion of the "Public Charge" Rule

    In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when United States immigration laws were just starting to form, a standard was implemented to determine whether or not a person seeking entry was likely to ...

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  • Don't Forget About DACA
    Don't Forget About DACA

    Although it has slipped from the headlines in the past few months, immigration lawyers and more importantly, the hundreds of thousands of recipients, have not forgotten about President Trump’s ...

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  • Why so many Immigration Cases are Stuck in Court and What to do about it
    Why so many Immigration Cases are Stuck in Court and What to do about it

    Despite the increase in funding for agencies including CBP and ICE, the immigration courts themselves have not received more money and that is what they need if they want to reduce their backlogs. The ...

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  • The Waning Independence of Immigration Judges
    The Waning Independence of Immigration Judges

    The National Association of Immigration Judges has taken to fighting back against the Trump administration’s attempts to undercut their independence in order to expedite deportation proceedings. The ...

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  • Travel Ban and Pereira
    Travel Ban and Pereira

    As you may have heard, the Supreme Court recently decided on two important cases that have significant immigration consequences. The first is the infamous travel ban that President Trump issued soon ...

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  • Notice to Appear Policy Guidance to Support DHS Enforcement Priorities
    Notice to Appear Policy Guidance to Support DHS Enforcement Priorities

    A Notice to Appear (NTA) begins the removal proceedings against an alien by instructing them to appear before an immigration judge. Under a new policy enacted by the USCIS on July 5, 2018, NTAs will ...

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