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WARRANTS: JUDICIAL VS. ICE

February 23, 2017 What are ICE Administrative Warrants? “Administrative warrant” as used in the RESPECT policy and in this document, means an immigration warrant of arrest, order to detain or release aliens, notice of custody determination, notice to appear, removal order, warrant of removal, or any other document issued by federal immigration officials that can […]

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The US Citizen children of undocumented parents live with the reality that someday they will come home to an empty house.

February 22, 2017 Living in paradise has its limitations. Hurricanes. Sucky sports teams. And as a lefty liberal, I have to reconcile the fact that although it is the 21st century, this is still the Deep South with its history of Jim Crow laws. I have had incidents of blatant racism. If I had a […]

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Immigration News February 1, 2017

Immigration News February 1, 2017 http://www.scottimmigration.net/content/what-executive-orders-mean-immigrants Reported by Attorney Laurel Scott It has only been one week since Donald Trump became our new President. He has decided to take on immigration first by making heavy use of Executive Orders. His targets include, but are not limited to: the unlawfully present, lawful immigrants from certain Muslim countries, […]

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Streamlining our immigration system will bring in essential cybersecurity experts

January 20, 2017 Streamlining our immigration system will bring in essential cybersecurity experts   Our current broken immigration system leaves a shortage of talent and seeming impossibility to bring in new staff from outside of the USA. We have seen CISO and CIO’s turning to adjacent skills in the resources. There are some transferrable skills that can be re-trained […]

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I spent my 2016 Xmas at a Refugee Camp

For the fourth time, I went as a volunteer to the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, TX.  Don’t be fooled by the fancy name.  It is a private prison, contracted by the US Government to detain women and children in some of the most horrific conditions you can imagine.  These families are here […]

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“I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT COUNTRY I WAS IN.”

This Blog was written by my friend Jeffra Flaitz who accompanied me to Dilley for Xmas 2016 After postponing my trip to Dilley for a few days to tend to my cat Suave’s health emergency, I finally leave for the airport at 4:00 am in order to make my early morning flight. I’m just getting […]

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Beware of unscrupulous immigration attorneys and “dabblers.”

Beware of unscrupulous immigration attorneys and “dabblers.” Immigration Law is second in complexity only to the Internal Revenue Code, and the lawyers who are able to navigate its intricacies are worth their weight in gold. Most immigration lawyers are hardworking, smart, compassionate people.  However, there are a few who attempt to take advantage of people’s […]

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BEWARE OF NOTARIOS

BEWARE OF NOTARIOS.  In many Latin American countries, a “notario público” has legal training and can prepare legal documents.  Here in the United States, however, a “public notary” can only check ID and witness signatures. They do NOT have any legal training, CANNOT give legal advice, and should NOT prepare immigration applications.  Notarios often prey […]

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Preparing Yourself to Live in Trump’s Great America

What does everyone need to do to prepare for the Trump administration? Make a plan for what to do if you are detained.  Keep track of all your important documents, such as birth certificates, passports, medical reports, criminal records, and immigration paperwork.  Make sure a trusted family member has this information.  If you have children […]

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Consequences of a Trump Presidency for DACA

DACA Under the Incoming Trump Administration During his campaign, Trump often alluded to ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program allowing hundreds of thousands of young people without immigration status to come out of the shadows and apply for work permits and drivers licenses. DACA was set in place by President Obama’s executive […]

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