Ruth Lozano McChesney and Faye Kolly file DACA Amicus Curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court!

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Ruth Lozano McChesney and Faye Kolly file DACA Amicus Curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court!

Ruth Lozano McChesney (a.k.a. Adela Elvia Ruth McChesney), long time CEO and managing partner of DMCA, and now Of Counsel, entered her appearance as Counsel of Record for the Government of the United Mexican States (Mexico) with the U.S. Supreme Court and filed with partner Faye Magdalena Kolly an Amicus

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Friday, October 4, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Ruth McChesney and Faye Kolly file with the U.S. Supreme Court an Amicus Brief in Support of DACA and on Behalf of the Government of Mexico

PRESS RELEASE San Antonio, TX October 4, 2019 – The Federal Government of Mexico, through the Secretary of Foreign Relations submitted an amicus brief on October 3, 2019 with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Department of Homeland Security et. al vs. Regents of the University of California,

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Friday, October 4, 2019

DMCA Partner and Professor of Law Marisol Perez starts another year of classes at St. Mary’s School of Law

Marisol begins her third year of teaching students immigration law at St. Mary’s School of Law. She still maintains a full caseload at DMCA even while taking on her teaching responsibilities. If you’d like a consultation with Marisol or one of DMCA’s other attorneys (including one of our 7 attorneys

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Regulaciones EB-5 nuevas toman efecto el 21 de noviembre del 2019 – Lo que debe saber ahora!

La semana pasada el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) publico regulaciones nuevas sobre el programa EB-5, Programa de Inversionista Inmigrantes (https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-07-24/pdf/2019-15000.pdf)). Algunos de los cambios significantes incluyen: Aumento de las cantidades mínimas de inversión requeridas. Para inversiones localizadas en áreas designada bajo un área designada Área de Empleo Objeto (TEA;

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

New EB-5 Regulations Will Go Into Effect on November 21, 2019 – What You Need to Know Now!

This past week the Department of Homeland Security published the anticipated and impactful new EB-5 regulations (EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization; https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-07-24/pdf/2019-15000.pdf). Some of the most significant changes to the program include: Minimum Investment Amounts. The minimum investment amounts will increase on November 21, 2019. For investments that are in

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Ruth McChesney Admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar

Long-time DMCA Managing Partner Ruth McChesney, currently Of Counsel to DMCA, was admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar earlier this month. She summarized her experience as follows: “It was an extraordinary experience being formally sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court Bar by Chief Justice John Roberts with all the Supreme

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

DMCA attorney Javier Rivera is in the Texas Bar Journal!

Javier writes about criminal defense lawyer’s duty to advise immigrant clients about their duty to advise about immigration consequences of a guilty plea Check out Javier’s article!    

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Friday, May 3, 2019

En español: Los requisitos generales de la naturalización–un podcast nuevo de DMCA!

In this Spanish language podcast, DMCA partner Marisol L. Pérez discusses general eligibility requirements for naturalization. She discusses who is generally eligible, language requirements, the civics exam, good moral character issues, and other important issues to consider when considering naturalization. En este podcast en español, la socia de DMCA Marisol

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Friday, April 5, 2019

The Trump administration filed to restart 18,000 deportation cases before the immigration court

BuzzFeed reported today that the Trump Administration is moving to restart more than 18,000 deportation cases. The majority of these cases were “administratively closed” (which means indefinitely continued) so the overwhelmed immigration courts could focus on high priority cases. The Trump administration’s decision to recalendar the old cases will contribute

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Friday, March 29, 2019

DMCA Partner Marisol Perez speaks at 2019 Immigration Symposium

Watch DMCA Partner Marisol Perez speak at the 2019 St. Mary’s Law School’s Immigration Symposium. In her speech, Marisol addresses I-601A waivers and other important issues in consular processing. If you or someone you know is having difficulty with a U.S. consular post abroad or is considering traveling for an

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Friday, March 8, 2019

DMCA has a podcast!

DMCA published its first episode on its new podcast today. In the first episode, Lance Curtright discusses what to expect in removal proceedings. If you have ideas for topics for future episodes, please let us know and we’ll try to work them in. https://www.buzzsprout.com/263228/977517-removal-proceedings?fbclid=IwAR3_Nzdjj4UATxAx79lGz-T_womsgdWfhbBfoiB-R7ebF09YkAvYWYqGlrY

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Friday, March 1, 2019

H-4 EADs and H1B Cap Season

In May 2015 USCIS issued a final rule allowing certain H-4 dependent spouses to  apply for an employment authorization document (EAD).  The current administration has issued a new rule that proposes to end employment authorization for these same H-4 visa holders. This rule could be finalized as quickly as May

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
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