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Supreme Court’s Pereira v. Sessions Decision Provides New Deportation Defense

On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision that will benefit thousands of immigrants. The Supreme Court's Pereira V. Sessions Decision The Supreme Court ruled that Mr. Pereira, a Brazilian citizen living in Massachusetts, was eligible to apply for a green card through Cancellation of Removal (also called the…

DACA Alternatives: immigration options after DACA ends

Trying to follow the news about DACA can give you whiplash. First, Donald Trump decided to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), leaving some 800,000 young people without access to employment authorization and protection from deportation. Now it appears that Democrats and Trump may have reached a DACA Deal, which would make DACA the…

Seattle Judge Blocks Trump’s Immigration Ban

Since our last post about Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration, there have been significant updates to the status of immigration in the United States. Here are the most important things you should know: I Heard That the Immigration Ban Was Blocked, Is That True? Yes. Late in the evening on Friday February 4, a Seattle…

Common Obstacles to Obtaining U.S. Citizenship

According to research conducted by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), around 1.3 million foreign born individuals move into the U.S. each year. While not all migrants are interested in ultimately obtaining American citizenship, many of them are. The good news is that getting U.S. citizenship is a possibility for many people who have entered the…

Adjustment of Status: 7 Things You Need to Know About Getting a Green Card Through Marriage

Los Angeles is a city that offers a lot of excitement - there’s always something new to explore. And maybe while you explore the city, you happen to meet someone. You go on a few dates to the Hollywood Bowl or the Santa Monica Pier, and as time goes on, you realize you’re falling in…