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How to Stop your Deportation After Being Ordered Removed from the U.S.

For many immigrants in the United States being ordered removed is one of the most alarming events they will ever undergo. When an immigration judge issues a removal order, Immigration Customs Enforcement “ICE” has the authority to enforce that order.  ICE may issue a written notice referred to a “bag and baggage” letter instructing the non-citizen to appear before ICE ready for...

Relief for Unaccompanied Minors

Thousands of Central American children have been arriving to the United States in search of safety and protection. Children are fleeing their countries due to economic hardship, gang violence, human trafficking, and domestic violence or simply to reunite with a family member.  Undoubtedly, unaccompanied minors face difficult challenges during their arrival into the U.S.  Many arriving...

Parole In Place Brings Hope To Military Families

On November 15, 2013 the Department of Homeland Security announced a new policy granting parole in place to military families within the U.S.  The memorandum declared that parole in place may be granted to individuals who are the spouse, child or parent of an Active Duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces, an individual in the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve or an individual who...

Immigration Benefits for Same Sex Couples

After the Defense of Marriage Act was declared unconstitutional many same sex couples have moved forward with immigration applications for their loved ones.  Many U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents have petitioned their foreign national same sex spouse in order to adjust their status in the U.S or consular process abroad.  However, many same sex couples are not aware that there are a...

Basic Avenues To Obtain Permanent Residency In The United States

The intricate immigration regulations, policies and laws behind obtaining a green card can be complicated and at times overwhelming to decipher. The most common question amongst foreign nationals is: How can I obtain my green card? Instead of going into the intricacies of the law, this article is designed to explain the basic avenues to obtain a green card (i.e. Lawful Permanent Residency) in...