Will the President’s travel ban affect me?

As the situation regarding the various immigration-related executive orders is changing rapidly, please contact an immigration attorney before you depart from or arrive to the United States. Note: On 2/3/17, Judge James Robart, a federal judge in Washington, issued a temporary, nationwide restraining order against this executive order. The ruling is effective immediately. We will update this post as the effect of this order becomes clear.  On Friday, January 27, 2017, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order that prohibits … Continued

What can I do now? Update your address.

If you are living in the US and either have valid status to stay or are in proceedings (basically anyone other than a citizen), you must keep immigration up to date with your current address. This means that every time you move, you need to update immigration. Depending on the facts of your case, you may need to update more than one office of your move. Keep in mind that changing your address with the post office is not enough! Mail may … Continued

What can I do now? Check the hotline.

If you have had contact with immigration, you will almost certainly have an alien registration number, commonly known as your “A number”. This is an A followed by 8 or 9 digits (for example: A 200 345 67, A 200 345 67). You can use this A number to easily find immigration court information relating to your case in English and Spanish. Immigration court is formally known as the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). EOIR has established a hotline that you can call … Continued

New blog series: What can I do now?

We have received many calls after the recent election, asking “What can I do now?” in regards to immigration status. There is a lot of uncertainty as to what will happen, but we will work to keep you informed with a series of blog posts addressing things you can do NOW to become more informed and take control of your immigration situation. If you have other suggestions of topics to address, contact us with your suggestion.

What is happening with DAPA?

We have received many inquiries regarding Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, commonly known as DAPA. This program was announced by President Obama on November 20, 2014. As you have likely heard, there have been recent developments affecting DAPA. Texas and 26 other states have brought a lawsuit to block this program and the extension of the DACA program based on hardship and expenses that will be incurred by the states. The suit was heard by Judge Andrew Hanen in … Continued