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How to Help a Detainee with an Immigration Hold

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Being apprehended for any offense is upsetting and frightening, but the situation can become even more nerve-wracking if you or a friend or family member is placed under an immigration hold and transferred to another facility. If someone you know …

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Major Change to USCIS Policy on Issuing NTAs

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Recent changes to United States Citizenship and Immigration Service’s (USCIS) policy on issuing Notices to Appear (NTAs) are expected to have massive consequences for many immigrants currently residing in the United States.

What are NTAs?

A Notice to Appear (NTA)

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Differences Between a Green Card and a Visa

It is important that you understand the difference between a green card and a visa — and which one would best suit your purposes.

Green cards and visas can be very confusing to some. Are green cards and immigration visas …

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Affirmative Asylum: Changes to Asylum Interview Scheduling Priority

Asylum Interview Scheduling Priority in the Obama Administration

As of December 26, 2014, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) scheduled interviews for asylum seekers in the following order by priority:
  1. Applicants that had previously been scheduled for an interview

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Asylum: What You Need to Know

What is asylum and who is eligible?

Asylum: Protection granted to people who have been persecuted or fear they will be persecuted on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.
Asylum allows individuals …

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Legal Tips for Stopping Deportation

Legal Tips for Stopping Deportation

Are you looking for legal tips to stop deportation? If you’re already facing proceedings or have an order of deportation or removal already, these tips may help:

  • Find a good immigration attorney immediately if you

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The History and Current State of DACA


Before Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) began in 2012, Attorney Julie Sparks worked closely with DREAMers to push the Obama administration to take action in their favor. The name “DREAMer” comes from the Development, Relief, and

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The Immigration Court System Is Broken

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In a recent episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Oliver highlighted the current state of our nation’s immigration courts and the decisions being made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the Department of Justice …

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Provisional Waivers Are Still Alive

What is a provisional waiver?

Those who are undocumented and who have not been inspected or admitted to the United States, such as pursuant to a visa, cannot have their status adjusted to lawful permanent resident status within the United …

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Can My Green Card Be Revoked?

The immigration attorneys at Morales & Sparks are regularly asked the following question: “Can my green card be revoked?” Many individuals are confused about the laws surrounding a green card because the status of a green card holder is that …

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