Posts Tagged ‘Deportation’
Deportation News: Administrative Closure Restored
The US Attorney General has issued a decision restoring Administrative Closure as a tool for Immigration Judges to use in removal proceedings to effectively manage their dockets. With this decision, along with the recent memorandum restoring prosecutorial discretion to the ICE Office of the Chief Counsel, the deportation authorities again have the power to control…Read More
What is Consular Processing?
If you are not currently in the United States and, therefore, not qualified to apply for an adjustment of status, an immigrant visa application presented to the U.S. consulate in your location is the best course of action. An approved visa petition with a current priority date is needed to start the process. What is…Read More
Big Changes for ICE – Prosecutorial Discretion Can Make a Difference for Many Immigrants
On May 27th, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, commonly known as ICE, released a nationwide memorandum to guide the government’s immigration attorneys on removal policies and priorities. It is one of the most progressive movements made to date under the Biden Administration to work with the immigrant community. This memo now provides a framework for the…Read More
Removal Proceedings Overview & Why You Should Hire a Deportation Lawyer
Quick Table of Contents What is Deportation and Removal Proceedings? Exclusion vs Deportation vs Removal Understanding Inadmissibility Who are Candidates for Removal or Deportation? Which Agencies Are Involved in Immigration and Removal? How Does the Immigration Removal Process Work? What is Deportation and Removal Proceedings? Deportation and removal proceedings can be harsh for families to…Read More
3 Things an Immigration Lawyer in Dallas Wants Texans to Watch Out for in 2018
The election campaigns of 2016 propelled many immigration topics to the forefront of current events. Setting limits on immigration, restricting access from specific countries, and searching out undocumented residents for deportation became key subjects. Every notable immigration lawyer in Dallas is paying attention to the daily activities of the national and state legislatures, as well…Read More
Texas Sanctuary City Ban Updates
During recent months, the Texas state legislature has passed legislation designed to eliminate the existence of “sanctuary cities” in Texas. A Texas sanctuary city is defined as one whose officials and law enforcement may have chosen not to assist in the pursuit and detention of individuals who may be deemed to be present in the…Read More
What is a H-1B visa?
The Challenge of H-1B Visas In our Dallas Immigration Law practice, we are frequently asked the question, “How can I get a work visa?” Technically, there is no such thing as a general visa to work in the US. Each visa type is for a specific purpose, such as studying (F-1, M-1, J-1), tourism (B-2),…Read More
What is the New I-601A?
Introduction and History of the I-601A There are situations in which a person with a US citizen or permanent resident relative can be sponsored for permanent residence but cannot obtain that permanent resident status here in the US. If a person who has been sponsored for permanent residence by a family member has lived in…Read More