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The Attorney General Declared that Immigration Judges do not have Authority to Administratively Close Removal Proceedings.

Jersey City, New Jersey – Among the many headline-seeking anti-immigrant actions during the Trump administration was the Attorney General’s decision in Matter of Castro-Tum, in which the Attorney General declared that immigration judges…
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Texas, What school requirements must be met to qualify for DACA?

In order for an individual to qualify for Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), they must meet certain eligibility criteria including an education requirement. According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services…
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Are new DACA applications being approved?

Atlanta, GA—After a United States District Court issued an order in November 2020 that required U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to begin accepting new DACA applications and requests for renewals, many were left wondering…
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The Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) Decided Matter of O-M-O

Jersey City, New Jersey – On January 8, 2021, the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) decided Matter of O-M-O by holding, “An immigration judge may find a document to be fraudulent without forensic analysis or other expert testimony…
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Green Card Categories in San Antonio, Texas

If a non-resident wishes to gain permanent residence status in the United States, they should apply for a green card. Obtaining a green card is important for anyone who wants to live and lawfully work in the US and it also enables a person to…
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Marriage Fraud and Immigration Law

Jersey City, New Jersey – Marriage fraud is one of the most serious offenses a person can commit under immigration law. A person found to have committed marriage fraud is forever and irrevocably ineligible for any visa, immigrant or non-immigrant.…
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How to submit a DACA renewal request when living in Texas?

As per a recently issued federal court order, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now required to accept renewal requests for Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).   If an individual is looking…
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The Particularly Serious Crime (“PSC”) bar to asylum has existed since the 1950s.

Jersey City, New Jersey – Amongst the many new rules imposed by the Trump administration in its efforts to make asylum available to as few people as possible, are rules limiting eligibility for persons convicted of crimes. Several rules have…
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The DACA program may protect some individuals in Florida but there are unresolved issues

Fort Myers, FL - Immigration issues can have a number of important consequences for a person who is attempting to gain their citizenship or permanent legal resident status. One immigration law that has created some confusion and controversy…
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The Law Office of J. Joseph Cohen Can Help Individuals Prepare Their DACA Documents for Filing

On December 7, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting first-time Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) requests along with renewal requests after an order was issued by a U.S. District…
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UCSIC Announces It Will Now Accept DACA Applications After U.S. District Court Ruling

On July 28, 2020, the acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Chad Wolfe, issued a memorandum that stated U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would be rejecting all initial requests for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)…
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Legal counsel reduces anxiety surrounding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA is a United States Federal Government program that was created in 2012 under the Obama Administration. The program was designed to address the growing number of children of illegal immigrants,…
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Is USCIS accepting new DACA applications?

After a recent court ruling was made by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, it appears U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may be accepting new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications.…
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Atlanta, Georgia, Who can file an application for DACA?

Despite the efforts that have been made to shut down Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program is back in effect and applications can be submitted, according to the GA immigration lawyers at Kuck | Baxter Immigration. Since…
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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Also Known as DACA, is Reinstated in its Original Format

Jersey City, New Jersey – As of December 4, 2020, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, is reinstated in its original format and available to anyone who qualifies regardless of whether s/he has ever been granted DACA…
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Atlanta, Georgia, When might a green card application be denied?

Permanent Resident Cards, commonly referred to as green cards, allow an individual to live and work in the U.S. permanently. In order for an individual to qualify for a green card, they must meet certain criteria and their application must be…