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How TPS Beneficiaries Can Win Permanent Residence (Even If TPS Is Terminated)

– Posted in: Temporary Protected Status

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On September 14, 2020, the Ninth Circuit of Appeals struck a near-fatal body blow to the dreams of the Temporary Protected Status beneficiaries, leaving many of them groping for air as the program nears its death bed.

Though more vulnerable than ever before, TPS beneficiaries need not give up the fight.

However, to survive, they must realize that their best defense is a good offense.

What You Need To Know About Cambodian Refugee Deportations

– Posted in: Immigrants In The United States

Dreamers Never Say Die: The Fate Of DACA After The Supreme Court

– Posted in: DREAM Act & DACA

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As you’re likely aware, the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program has been one of the top immigration news stories over the past few weeks.

Commonly known as DACA, the fear was that over 700,000 immigrant youth would face deportation if the Supreme Court rules in favor of the Trump Administration.

I disagreed with that assumption.

Win, lose, or draw, I did not think, as I wrote in various articles, the Supreme Court decision would be the final word. I still hold to that perspective.

A False Equivalency: Why Zealous Representation Is Not A Criminal Act

– Posted in: Immigration Appeals

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If you continue reading this blog post, you might be placing me in line to face criminal charges.

Why?

Because my commentary could be knowingly or recklessly encouraging or inducing an undocumented immigrant to come to, enter, or reside in the United States in violation of federal law.

In other words, by doing what a lawyer is supposed to do.

By adhering to my professional duty to care, protect, and guide clients.