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President Trump's speech at the State of the Union Address hinted at certain immigration agenda and new policies, including DACA and TPS. What about asylum? Many people have been calling and asking whether there a danger that asylum will no longer be available? This has not been at the forefront of discussion. What has taken place however is that the Department Justice

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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

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DACA RENEWALS

Posted on January 26, 2018

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 Since DACA has been rescinded on September 5, 2017, USCIS is no longer accepting requests from any applicants who were not previously approved deferred

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Temporary Protected Status El Salvador

Posted on January 24, 2018

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

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So, you filed for asylum and now want to know that the next steps are and what to expect. After filing your case, you should receive a receipt notice followed by an appointment for biometrics (fingerprints, etc.).  After that, it is just a matter of waiting for your turn to be called in for an interview.  If you live within New York

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What is the best  way to find a lawyer/attorney to represent you with your immigration case??? Great question . . . . The answer is usually not as easy as it may seem, as it may be somewhat time consuming. The selection of a lawyer can often make the difference with how your case turns out.    I often ask myself a similar

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Although you may have resolved a criminal matter many years ago, this does not mean that it will not come back to bite you down the road when it comes to immigration enforcement (unless you are a U.S. citizen of course). I have clients that have criminal convictions from decades ago that come to learn that immigration is only now enforcing such

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