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What is Expedited Removal?
What is Expedited Removal?

Expedited removal is a process that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) uses to remove individuals who attempt to enter the U.S. without valid documents that authorize them to legally do so. Whenever an immigrant attempts to enter the U.S. through a border ...

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Blog posts in January, 2017

  • What is Temporary Protected Status?

    In some situations, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may designate a certain foreign country for Temporary Protected Status ...

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  • Passage of Proposition 64 Will Help Keep Immigrant Families Together

    On Election Day 2016, Californians voted in favor of Proposition 64, or the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Proposition 64, decriminalizes marijuana ...

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  • If I Am Granted Asylum Now, Will I Be Eligible for a Green Card Later?

    If you receive a grant of asylum from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you become eligible to apply for your green card, or for ...

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  • What is Derivative Asylum Status?

    If you entered the U.S. as a refugee or received asylee status within the last two years, you can petition U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ...

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  • Updated USCIS Policy Manual on "Extreme Hardship"

    As of December 5, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated its policy manual with respect to the definition of “extreme ...

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  • Victims of Violence and Immigration: What You Need to Know About Qualifying for the​ ​U-Visa

    Being a victim of violence is an overwhelming event for anyone to deal with. Now imagine having to go through pain and healing, all while being afraid ...

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  • LGBT Immigrants Detained More Often by ICE

    Back in 2014, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memorandum that established certain priorities for all immigration enforcement, ...

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  • Immigration Authorities Reopening Closed New Mexico Detention Center

    According to a recent Washington Post article , the Cibola County Correctional Center in New Mexico lost its contract with the federal government to ...

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  • Know Your Rights as an Immigrant

    Dealing with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other law enforcement authorities can be both intimidating and frightening. However, as a ...

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