Tag Archives: Removal Proceedings

Criminal Charges & Immigration Status Criminal charges can create massive complications for immigrants. Even lawful permanent residents (green card holders) may be subject to removal, may be arrested and detained, or may end up denied naturalization because of a past … Continue reading

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United States v. Texas

Today the Supreme Court announced that it was deadlocked, four-to-four, on United States v. Texas aka the expanded DACA & DAPA case. As a result, Court issued a one-line non-decision that did not answer the vital question whether the president has the … Continue reading

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What Happens To A Child After A Parent Is Deported?

The reports show that even parents of U.S. citizens are among thousands of undocumented immigrants being expelled from the United States each year.  While ICE will typically not detain individuals who are the primary caretakers of US born children (unless … Continue reading

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Recent ICE Raids

At the start of the year, the Obama administration launched a large scale effort targeting recent immigrants who have already been ordered to leave the country. More than 120 adults and children have already been apprehended in raids conducted in … Continue reading

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The current situation in Ukraine does not merit the filing of an asylum application

by Tatiana B. Durbak, Esq. During the past month-and-a-half, I have received several inquiries from Ukrainians who would like to file asylum applications, based on the current situation in Ukraine. All of the people were quite insistent that their cases … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Administrative Closure and Termination of the Notice to Appear (NTA)

Administrative closure is simply a procedural convenience that can be used to temporarily remove a case from the immigration court’s calendar. Under the Morton Memo and the August 18th announcement, ICE attorneys and officers who have the authority to exercise prosecutorial … Continue reading

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DHS’s New Enforcement Priorities

In the June 17, 2011 so called “Morton Memo” on Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion, and a subsequent question and answer guide (FAQ) regarding the Obama Administration and Department of Homeland Security (DHS)  August 18 announcement, DHS has made clear that its highest enforcement priorities … Continue reading

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