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DON’T PANIC! An Immigration Attorney’s Perspective on the Results of the 2016 Election

Like most of our community, we were shocked by the results of the 2016 election.  Since Donald Trump was announced as the new president on Tuesday night of this week, we have been receiving numerous questions from very concerned clients and friends who are scared of what Trump might be planning to do.  People are […]

¡NO SE ASUSTEN! Perspectiva de Un Abogado de Inmigración Sobre los Resultados de la Elección 2016

Al igual que la mayoría de nuestra comunidad, nos sorprendieron los resultados de la elección de 2016. Desde que Donald Trump fue anunciado como el nuevo presidente el martes de esta semana, hemos estado recibiendo numerosas preguntas de clientes y amigos muy preocupados quienes están asustados de lo que Trump podría estar planeando hacer. La […]

La Corte Suprema Considera el Caso de DAPA: Lo que Usted Necesita Saber

Hoy en día la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos escuchó los argumentos orales en el caso titulado United States v. Texas.  El caso es una controversia política sobre si las acciones ejecutivas del Presidente, conocidos como DAPA (Acción Diferida para la Responsabilidad de los padres) y DACA extendida (Acción Diferida para los que llegaron como […]

Supreme Court Hears DAPA/DACA Case: What You Need to Know

Today the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case titled United States v. Texas. The case is a politically charged controversy over whether the President’s executive actions, known as DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability) and expanded DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and were an over-extension of his political power. DACA […]

Why Do I Need an Immigration Lawyer?

You don’t know what you don’t know. Seems obvious right?  But unfortunately I meet people all the time who have very serious immigration problems because they made a decision or took some significant step that affected their immigration status without first finding out what that the consequences might be.  Now they are stuck with those […]

Criminal Attorneys Must Advise Clients About Immigration Consequences

Is a criminal defense attorney required to advise his or her immigrant clients of the immigration consequences of a plea agreement or conviction? According to the U.S. Supreme Court, the answer is a definite yes. In its 2010 decision Padilla v. Kentucky, the Supreme Court made it clear that criminal defense attorneys have an affirmative […]

Advertencia Sobre los Nuevos Programas de Inmigración: No Se Deje Engañar y Evite Los Notarios

  Cada vez que el gobierno anuncia nuevos cambios en la ley o los procedimientos de inmigración, es inevitable que vemos muchas, muchas personas que de repente aparecen tratando de hacer dinero rápidamente de la comunidad inmigrante mediante el procesamiento de los casos o para llenar formularios para dinero.  Por ejemplo, la comunidad Hispana por […]

Warning re: New Immigration Laws: Avoid Scams!

  Whenever the government announces new changes to immigration law or procedures, it is inevitable that we see many, many people who suddenly appear trying to make money quickly off of the immigrant community by processing cases or filling out forms for money.  For example, the Hispanic Community unfortunately has many “notarios” who receive money […]

Mas Información Sobre Las Nuevas Leyes de Inmigración de Obama

  Como se indica en nuestra entrada en el blog anterior, el presidente Obama anunció cambios significativos en las políticas y procedimientos de inmigración el 20 de noviembre de 2014. Este anuncio incluyo a varias categorías de cambios, que voy a discutir más adelante. El gobierno comenzará a aceptar aplicaciones en los próximos meses, con […]

Update on New Immigration Programs

  As stated in our previous blog post, President Obama announced significant changes to Immigration policies and procedures on November 20, 2014.  This announcement covered to several categories of changes, which I will discuss below.  The government will begin accepting applications over the next several months, with some beginning earlier than others.  The exact requirements […]