How the Trump Shutdown may impact immigration cases

Recent news indicates that President Trump intends to shut down the government if Congress refuses to fund his ill-advised border wall. Here is how the Trump shutdown will affect federal agencies that process immigration cases: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS): This is a fee funded agency; therefore, processing of cases

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Proposed Changes to H1B Process: What you Need to Know to Now

DHS has proposed substantial changes to the H1B process.   We anticipate these changes will be effective for April 1, 2019 H1B filings that are subject to the annual cap.  The main change to the process will be the establishment of a mandatory internet-based registration process for petitioners seeking to file

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

ICE Hold? Detained by Immigration? There May Be Hope.

Since Donald Trump took office, and in the wake of SB4, more and more immigrants are being placed in detention centers in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Unfortunately, this includes immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for years, have strong family ties, and little or no

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Attorney General’s Decision a Setback for Women Seeking Asylum Based on Domestic Violence, but Hope Remains

A recent administrative decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions marked a major step backwards for women who came to the United States fleeing domestic violence. Session’s decision overturned a 2014 landmark decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), which held some victims of domestic violence could qualify for asylum

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

New Supreme Court Case Offers Hope for Immigrants in Removal Proceedings

As ICE continues to target the greater Austin area, and the Trump administration aggressively expands its crackdown on immigrants everywhere, one ray of hope has emerged for those seeking relief from deportation. On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Pereira v. Sessions, which has broad

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
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