The Trump Administration through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has stepped up its immigration enforcement of individuals without status, those that may have violated their status and or those with certain criminal records DHS (ICE) may decide to detain such individuals in immigration holding facilities, such as the Essex County Jail, the Bergen County Jail or Hudson County jail all located in New Jersey. If this happens to a loved one, do not lose all hope. There may be various forms of relief available to such individuals. You may be able to seek release on Immigration Bond (Bail), as well as attempting to have an Immigration Judge grant approval of an application for relief. Immigration laws, regulations and procedures are very complex and ever changing and policy driven. You should seek the advice of an experienced Immigration lawyer.
As of January 13, 2018, USCIS will be accepting requests to renew expired DACA applications. Only applicants who’s DACA was previously approved and expired on or after September 5, 2016 may now renew their DACA application with USCIS. Since DACA has been rescinded on September 5, 2017, USCIS is no longer accepting requests from any applicants who were not previously approved deferred action under DACA. Individuals that are eligible should not waste any time because this may again change.
As you may have heard, the Trump administration has decided to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador. What does ending temporary protected status TPS mean for people from El Salvador? Can you be deported since TPS has ended for El Salvador? That is a real possibility. What can you do if you are from El Salvador? There are certain options that may be available to protect yourself depending on your individual situation. It is very important that you contact an experienced immigration lawyer immediately before Immigration (ICE) (DHS) decides to remove or deport people. There may be a way to stop your deportation or removal back to El Salvador even when after the end of TPS for El Salvador