Trump’s executive order on immigration–what you need to know

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Trump’s executive order on immigration–what you need to know

After failing to mount a successful response to COVID-19, President Trump issued an executive order limiting immigration. The stated reason for the partial ban is to protect American jobs; however, it is well documented that robust immigration helps create jobs for Americans. As such, it is likely that the President’s

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

COVID-19 and Immigration Court Cases

In the past few days, we’ve seen various changes to the processing of cases before the Immigration Courts and ICE. Although the Immigration Courts have cancelled many hearings, the courts have remained open to receive filings. ICE has temporarily changed many of its standard practices. To provide you with the

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Coronavirus/COVID-19 y Casos ante la Corte de Inmigración

En los últimos días, hemos visto muchos cambios sobre el procesamiento de casos inmigratorios con la Corte de Inmigración y con ICE. La Corte de Inmigración canceló varias audiencias y en muchos lugares solo está recibiendo el archivo de documentos. Temporalmente ICE también está cambiando sus pólizas. Para ponerle al

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

How the Coronavirus is affecting the processing of visas at U.S. consulates

As a result of COVID-19 pandemic, there have been several changes in the government’s processing of consular cases for the issuance of routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. As of March 18th, the Department of State has suspended routine visa services in most countries worldwide. Embassies and consulates have cancelled all

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

How USCIS is processing applications for visas during the Coronavirus pandemic

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, beginning March 18, all USCIS Field Offices and Application Service Center Offices are closed to the public. USCIS is not conducting interviews, fingerprint appointments or oath ceremonies. A date for re-opening to the public has not been set, but once this

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Como la Coronavirus affecta el proceso de pedir y recibir visas en los consulados americanos

Como resultado de la pandemia de COVID-19, ha habido varios cambios por parte del gobierno en el procesamiento de casos consulares para la emisión de visas de inmigrantes y no inmigrantes. A partir del 18 de marzo, el Departamento de Estado ha suspendido los servicios de visas de rutina en

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Covid-19 Update

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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
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