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Surge in Deportation Raids Leads to Huge Increase in the Deportation of Law-Abiding Immigrants

October 16 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Despite the Trump campaign’s promise to focus on arresting immigrants with criminal records, the Trump administration’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) doesn’t appear to have the same focus. For example, in a July raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), DHS detained 650 immigrants from various states, the vast majority of which have no criminal … Continue reading “Surge in Deportation Raids Leads to Huge Increase in the Deportation of Law-Abiding Immigrants”

Newsweek Videos Designed to Educate Immigrants About Handling ICE Raids

October 16 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

A recent Newsweek article highlighted the importance of all immigrants living in America to be aware of their constitutional rights in light of the increasingly hostile environment toward them created by the Trump administration. The Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stated during a congressional hearing seeking a billion dollar budget increase that … Continue reading “Newsweek Videos Designed to Educate Immigrants About Handling ICE Raids”

Detained Immigrants Must Wear Tracking Devices in Texas Detention Center

October 13 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

The Dallas Daily News is reporting that immigrants being held at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in El Paso, Texas, are now being required to wear tracking devices. The devices, which immigrants wear on their wrists or ankles, use radio-frequency identification (RFID) in order to track the movements of those wearing the … Continue reading “Detained Immigrants Must Wear Tracking Devices in Texas Detention Center”

Immigration Courts Continue to Sink Under Backlog of Cases

October 12 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

According to the Miami Herald, U.S. immigration courts are continuing to fall farther and farther behind in processing removal cases, largely due to a lack of immigration judges. For example, in the state of Florida, an immigration case is likely to last a minimum of one year. As a practical matter, however, the case may … Continue reading “Immigration Courts Continue to Sink Under Backlog of Cases”

San Diego Targeted Immigration Arrests Have More Than Doubled in 2017

October 11 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

According to a San Diego Union Tribune article, the number of targeted immigration arrests by the fugitive operations team of San Diego’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) unit has returned to pre-2014 levels. In late 2014, Obama changed immigration enforcement policies to focus on deporting immigrants with felony convictions or multiple misdemeanor convictions. From February … Continue reading “San Diego Targeted Immigration Arrests Have More Than Doubled in 2017”

Ninth Circuit Rules Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Entitled to Court Hearing Prior to Detention

October 10 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has held unanimously that minor children who enter the U.S. without permission are entitled to a court hearing to determine whether they should be released. According to the court, federal immigration authorities are still bound by the 1997 lawsuit settlement in Flores v. Janet … Continue reading “Ninth Circuit Rules Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Entitled to Court Hearing Prior to Detention”

ICE Head Directs Officers to Enforce Against All Undocumented Immigrants Whom They Encounter

October 09 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official who heads up the Enforcement and Removal Operations unit of ICE recently issued a memo giving specific guidance to ICE officers about immigration enforcement policy. The memo directs all 5,700 ICE officers to enforce immigration laws against any immigrants without legal status whom they encounter in the course … Continue reading “ICE Head Directs Officers to Enforce Against All Undocumented Immigrants Whom They Encounter”

How Can I Transfer Money to My Family Abroad Without Paying High Fees?

October 05 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Before you send money to your family in Mexico, take the time to compare the fees of the different services for transferring money outside the U.S. Historically, individuals often used banks to transfer money to Mexico. Although some banks may not charge you a fee, you will still end up paying for the transfer in … Continue reading “How Can I Transfer Money to My Family Abroad Without Paying High Fees?”

How Do I Send Money to My Family in Mexico?

October 04 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Statistics show that about six million U.S. household send money to family members or friends in Mexico. As a result, there are several different options to consider when you are ready to send money to your family in Mexico. First, walk-in money transfer centers are plentiful in the U.S. and in Mexico, thanks to Western … Continue reading “How Do I Send Money to My Family in Mexico?”

How Can I Start a Business if I Don’t Have Papers?

October 03 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Starting a business is a lifelong dream for many individuals, whether they are Americans or immigrants. While dreams can sometimes seem far-fetched, the reality is that many individuals across the country have chosen to establish their own businesses in all sorts of industries. The reality is that thousands of immigrants operate their own businesses in … Continue reading “How Can I Start a Business if I Don’t Have Papers?”

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