23 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Whither Immigration Reform?

Lets get this out of the way: Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR), with a pathway to citizenship, is dead for 2013. Many of our friends working hard on Capitol Hill insist that immigration reform talks are moving forward despite the death of the House “Gang of 7” lawmakers who were supposedly working on a bill. I […]

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19 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

When the U.S. Government Says “Oops We Are Sorry, We Do Not Wish to Deport You”

I’ve had an interesting few weeks. On November 6, the DHS counsel in San Francisco filed a motion to dismiss removal proceedings in my case and told me to apply to the USCIS under de Osorio v. Mayorkas. That sounded like a fair request until DHS also filed a motion to stay the issuance of […]

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08 August 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Why Dreamers Need Lawyers

Full disclosure, I’m a Dreamer. I’m also a full-time third-year law student. I work at an immigration law firm in downtown Washington D.C. and I love my job. Like many immigrants in the United States, my family and I were screwed over by immigration lawyers and school administrators, which left me without legal status in […]

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24 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

NIYA Youth Infiltrate Broward Detention Center

Over the course of the last month, as the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, we have been working hard to infiltrate into select detention centers around the country to see what is really happening. On June 17th, 2011, President Obama, through ICE director John Morton, issued a memorandum outlining his administration’s enforcement priorities. These priorities specifically […]

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22 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

New On The Deferred Action Front

Published: 10 Things You May Not Know About Deferred Action and Napolitano Appearing Before the House Judiciary Committee, declaring that Deferred Action Applications Will Be Available on August 15; with additional guidance out on August 1. And more backdoor meetings with “stakeholders.”

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