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Can Information From DACA Applications Be Used in Removal Proceedings?

April 24 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Former President Obama issued an executive order in 2012 that created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA recipients are certain immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children; about 741,000 of these individuals received temporary lawful status and work authorization under DACA. When Obama left office, however, immigration advocates feared that the … Continue reading “Can Information From DACA Applications Be Used in Removal Proceedings?”

2016 Statistics on DHS Immigration Enforcement

April 21 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

As immigration advocates look back at the last eight years of immigration policy and actions by the Obama administration, the numbers show that former President Obama deported more immigrants during his tenure than any other president in U.S. history. The total number of removals between FY 2009 and FY 2016 exceeded 2.7 million. In FY … Continue reading “2016 Statistics on DHS Immigration Enforcement”

A Brief Overview on Immigration Holds

April 20 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

It’s scary to get woken up in the middle of the night by a phone call from a relative telling you they are in jail. What can be even more heartbreaking is when this individual has an immigration hold placed on them. You might be wondering what this means and how you can help. Let’s … Continue reading “A Brief Overview on Immigration Holds”

Bi-Partisan Support for Bill Barring Removal of DACA Participants

April 20 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

A bipartisan team of senators and representatives, including Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), recently introduced federal legislation entitled the Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy (BRIDGE) Act. This legislation represents an attempt to protect current participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) created DACA … Continue reading “Bi-Partisan Support for Bill Barring Removal of DACA Participants”

Border Patrol Illegally Turns Away Asylum Seekers

April 19 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Immigration lawyers and advocates have been reporting anecdotal stories over the past few months of asylum-seeking families fleeing from Mexico and Central America, only to be turned away by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents working along the border that stretches from California to Texas. Even the mainstream press is beginning to address these concerns, … Continue reading “Border Patrol Illegally Turns Away Asylum Seekers”

Priority Case Backlog in Immigration Courts Surpasses 100,000

April 18 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Despite the federal government’s repeated vows to fix the problem, the Transaction Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University is reporting that the backlog of cases in immigration court continues to grow. As of the end of last year, the backlog reached a record high of 533,909 cases, which is a 4.2 percent increase during … Continue reading “Priority Case Backlog in Immigration Courts Surpasses 100,000”

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Ziglar v. Abbasi

April 17 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Ziglar v. Abbasi  involves three consolidated court cases filed by Muslim and Arab men who had no legal status to be in the United States when authorities arrested them following the September 11, 2001 attacks. These men claim that the government violated their rights by detaining them under unreasonably harsh conditions until cleared of any … Continue reading “Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Ziglar v. Abbasi”

Ninth Circuit Finds No Right to Attorney in Expedited Removal Proceedings

April 14 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently issued a ruling regarding an immigrant’s right to an attorney in the context of expedited removal proceedings. The federal government already uses expedited removal to deport millions of people with no legal status from the U.S. each year. Since taking office, Trump has issued executive … Continue reading “Ninth Circuit Finds No Right to Attorney in Expedited Removal Proceedings”

Social and Economic Effects of Mass Deportation in the U.S.

April 13 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

In light of Trump’s intentions to carry out a wide-scale deportation plan, recent research by the Center for Migration Studies shows that will have a devastating effect on social and economic conditions throughout the United States. For instance, the implications of a massive deportation effort will directly impact 6.6 million citizens who were born in … Continue reading “Social and Economic Effects of Mass Deportation in the U.S.”

Feds Advocate Expansion of Expedited Removal Process

April 12 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

While much of the country has been focused on Trump’s travel ban, his executive order authorizing the construction of a border wall also significantly expands the use of the expedited removal process. This action will profoundly impact the millions of immigrants who travel to or pass through the United States, often leaving them with essentially … Continue reading “Feds Advocate Expansion of Expedited Removal Process”

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