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Immigrant Detained by ICE After Speaking to Press

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have arrested a Mexican man in the state of Washington who gave an interview to reporters about suspicious circumstances concerning his girlfriend’s deportation last June. During Baltazar Gutierrez’s arrest and detention, ICE agents specifically mentioned his interview about his girlfriend. According to federal immigration authorities, however, retaliation in … Continue reading “Immigrant Detained by ICE After Speaking to Press”

How Does a Divorce Affect My Immigration Status?

Depending on your situation, there is a chance that a divorce can cause you to lose your immigration status. For instance, if you became a lawful permanent resident (LPR), or a “green card” holder, as a result of your marriage to a U.S. citizen, a divorce could cause a problem  for your LPR status. When … Continue reading “How Does a Divorce Affect My Immigration Status?”

What Kind of Emergency Plan Should I Have in Case of an Immigration Raid?

Under the Trump administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has begun conducting regular raids throughout the United States in order to enforce immigration laws by detaining undocumented immigrants. Although many raids focus on a particular class of immigrants, such as gang members or traffickers, undocumented immigrants who are not involved in criminal activity also have … Continue reading “What Kind of Emergency Plan Should I Have in Case of an Immigration Raid?”

What Should I Do if I Am Questioned About My Immigration Status?

Intensified immigration enforcement efforts have led to many individuals being stopped and questioned about their immigration status, most commonly by Border Patrol or Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. Given this common occurrence, you should know and be prepared to exercise your legal rights if an agent questions you about your immigration status. First, you … Continue reading “What Should I Do if I Am Questioned About My Immigration Status?”

Do Immigrants Need to Have Powers of Attorney?

In light of increased immigration enforcement throughout the country, undocumented immigrants may worry about handling their necessary affairs if they are unexpectedly detained or deported. Fortunately, with proper planning, there is a simple step that you can take to protect both your property and your children. A power of attorney is a written legal document … Continue reading “Do Immigrants Need to Have Powers of Attorney?”

Can a Border Patrol Agent Pull Me Over?

Border Patrol agents are most well-known for patrolling the area around the U.S.-Mexico border, but that is only one of their tasks. For example, Border Patrol agents may set up checkpoints in areas near the border in order to stop drivers and question occupants of the vehicle about their immigration status. Border Patrol agents also … Continue reading “Can a Border Patrol Agent Pull Me Over?”

How Do I Remove Conditions on My Green Card?

In some circumstances, you may be eligible to receive only a two-year green card, which means that you have conditional residence. One of the most common reasons for receiving a two-year green card is when your conditional resident status is based on a marriage that is less than two years old on the date that … Continue reading “How Do I Remove Conditions on My Green Card?”

Know Your Rights With ICE

In today’s political atmosphere of heavy-handed immigration enforcement tactics, many immigrant families are living in fear of an encounter with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, whether in public or at their own homes. Rampant news stories of immigrants being detained by ICE in courthouses, at traffic stops, at workplaces, at their homes, or even … Continue reading “Know Your Rights With ICE”

LGBT Immigrants Fear Deportation

As the federal government continues to debate what to do with participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which the Trump administration has ended, gay and lesbian DACA recipients have spoken out about their unique predicament. For them, the situation is even more dire than for some other DACA recipients; in other … Continue reading “LGBT Immigrants Fear Deportation”

Sessions Urges Immigration Courts to Increase Efficiency

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has called upon the nation’s immigration courts to decide immigration cases in a quicker and more efficient manner, as the increasing backlog of cases is interfering with the administration’s efforts to crack down on immigration enforcement laws. In an effort to reduce the backlog of 600,000 pending cases, the Trump … Continue reading “Sessions Urges Immigration Courts to Increase Efficiency”

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