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Know Your Rights About Legal Protests

There’s a reason why the right to protest is included in the very first amendment to the United States Constitution’s Bill of Rights. From the founding of this nation, protests have been extremely important. The Boston Tea Party was a …

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What to Do If You’re Stopped by an Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Officer

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Immigration is an emotional issue regardless of your legal status. Sometimes enforcement seems to be based on appearance rather than facts, and “innocent until proven guilty” is applied lightly in many situations. Life can be scary for anyone who even …

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What Immigrants Need to Know About President Trump’s Latest Executive Order

Fear and confusion have been common among immigrants as a result of Executive Orders issued by President Trump in late January. An immigration attorney in Texas with Morales & Sparks, P.L.L.C. is ready to help if you or a loved …

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NEW: Expansion of Provisional Waivers for Immigrants

Since 2013, certain immigrants have been eligible to benefit from a provisional waiver. A provisional waiver, if granted, will waive the unlawful presence ground of inadmissibility for those who are consular processing. If one receives an approved provisional waiver before …

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How A Criminal Conviction Impacts Austin Immigrants Seeking Legal Status

Judge holding gavelThis is the next post in my series on how being charged with a crime impacts immigrants in the Austin, Texas area. My last post discussed the impact of search and seizure issues in both criminal and immigration law. This …

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Search & Seizure Rights Do Not Protect Texas Immigrants From Deportation

Man being arrestedThis is the next post in my series on how the relationship between criminal law and immigration impacts undocumented persons in Texas. My last post discussed the relationship between criminal charges and the deportation process and stressed the need of …

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Austin Immigrants Need To Understand The Relationship Between Immigration Law And Criminal Defense

Blue flashing sirens of police carThis is the second post in my series on how being charged with a crime impacts immigrants in the Austin, Texas area. My last post provided a general overview of topics we will be discussing and stressed the need to …

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The Impact Of Criminal Charges On Austin, Texas Immigrants

This is the first post in a series discussing how being charged with a crime impacts immigrants in the Austin, Texas area. I felt the need to discuss the topic as there is often an overlap between criminal defense and …

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Texas Residents From Nepal May Be Eligible To Remain In the U.S. Under Temporary Protected Status

Father with scared childNepalese nationals who are residing in the United States may be eligible to remain in the country under Temporary Protected Status as a result of the earthquake that country suffered on June 24th, 2015. Nepal was designated for Temporary Protected …

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DHS To Discontinue Long-Term Detention Of Immigrant Families

Father and childrenThe Department of Homeland Security announced important policy changes on June 24th, 2015. DHS Secretary Jeh C. Johnson, in a press release, announced a series of measures meant to curb the long-term detention of families being held in family residential …

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