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Cambodian Refugees: Targets Of Deportation Under IIRAIRA

– 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.

A Jamaican Immigration Story Of Family Unity Persistence

– Posted in: Permanent Residence And Green Cards

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The road to permanent residence for Jamaican immigrants in the United States can take two decades to complete. Even for parents who have earned naturalization status,  the process requires navigating a family unity visa system with a long and growing backlog. Such waits are not uncommon for immigrants from Jamaica. This article shares the story of one mother and daughter who survived the ordeal. It also calls for fixing the green card system now in place.