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Witnesses in Deportation Hearings: How They Help Your Case

July 20 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Facing deportation is terrifying for you and your loved ones. Not only are you at risk of being separated from your friends and family, but you have to deal with court proceedings and detention. That’s why it’s essential that you do everything you can to present the best case possible so that you might see … Continue reading “Witnesses in Deportation Hearings: How They Help Your Case”

4 Tips for How to Effectively Prepare for a Removal Hearing

June 20 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Preparing for a removal hearing is a stressful and scary time for you and your loved ones. This is because receiving notice of a removal hearing means that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is trying to deport you from the country. However, it’s important to remember that there is a lot you can do … Continue reading “4 Tips for How to Effectively Prepare for a Removal Hearing”

U.S. Supreme Court Finds “Crime of Violence” Removal Provision Unconstitutional

June 05 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued its decision in Sessions v. Dimaya, which considered the constitutionality of the “crime of violence” provision of criminal removal under federal immigration law. Under current law, an immigrant who is convicted of an aggravated felony is subject to mandatory removal, with very exceptions. Part of the definition of “aggravated … Continue reading “U.S. Supreme Court Finds “Crime of Violence” Removal Provision Unconstitutional”

What Are My Rights as an Undocumented Immigrant When Traveling in a Border Zone?

June 04 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

The media has been full of stories in recent months of immigrants who are stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents (CBP) while traveling near border zones, many of whom had a legal immigration status. This has only added to the atmosphere of fear as immigrants, whether they are undocumented or not, travel near … Continue reading “What Are My Rights as an Undocumented Immigrant When Traveling in a Border Zone?”

What Can I Do if My TPS Ends?

June 03 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a temporary immigration status granted by the U.S. government for nationals of a particular country where there has been an extraordinary temporary condition that makes it unsafe, such as war or an environmental disaster. At least 60 days before TPS is set to expire, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) … Continue reading “What Can I Do if My TPS Ends?”

ICE Issues New Policies on Courthouse Immigration Raids

June 02 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

The Associated Press recently reported that federal immigration authorities have finalized policies regarding courthouse immigration raids. The Trump administration has formalized its practice of sending Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents into courthouse to arrested undocumented immigrants, even as judges and immigration advocacy groups have complained that the practice creates an atmosphere of intimidation and … Continue reading “ICE Issues New Policies on Courthouse Immigration Raids”

What Does a Felony Conviction Mean for My Immigration Status?

June 01 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

In some cases, you can be deported if you are convicted of a felony in the U.S. In other cases, however, which generally involve less serious felonies, you may not be subject to deportation. It all depends on the type of felony conviction you have, how state law defines that crime, and the term of … Continue reading “What Does a Felony Conviction Mean for My Immigration Status?”

How Should I Respond if an ICE Agent Questions Me?

May 31 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Over the past year, the chances of individuals being questioned by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent have increased substantially. Whether you are an undocumented immigrant, a DACA participant, a legal permanent resident, or a U.S. citizen, ICE agents could attempt to question you. No matter what your situation may be, you have rights, … Continue reading “How Should I Respond if an ICE Agent Questions Me?”

ICE Accused of Continued Abuse of Somali Deportees

May 30 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

In December, 2017, a group of 92 Somali deportees made the international news after they spent more than 40 hours shackled on a deportation flight chartered by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). For logistical reasons, the flight did not result in the deportees being returned to Somalia; rather, the flight returned to the U.S. … Continue reading “ICE Accused of Continued Abuse of Somali Deportees”

Privacy Concerns of Undocumented Immigrants Raised in Oakland

May 29 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

According to a recent L.A. Times article, the city of Oakland, which has declared itself a sanctuary city and taken significant steps to limit cooperation between local law enforcement authorities and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. In particular, Oakland has probably done more than any other city to examine the ways that law enforcement … Continue reading “Privacy Concerns of Undocumented Immigrants Raised in Oakland”

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