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UPCOMING CHANGES FOR IMMIGRANTS

Undocumented people can apply for temporary legal status. After 5 years they can become Permanent Residents- provided no criminal or national security issues and they have paid taxes. DACA, TPS Holders, certain immigrant farmworkers can apply immediately for a greencard. Once you have the greencard, you can apply for Citizenship after three years. The cut-off […]


Immigration

What is a Non-LPR Cancellation of Removal?

Immigrant family in the kitchen

Living in America is a special privilege and this is especially so for people who were not born in the United States and may be facing deportation. Given Arizona’s proximity to the border, most of the clients that we represent are from Mexico and unfortunately, some are facing removal proceedings in immigration court. Because these […]


Immigration

What you should know about Family-based Immigration.

Hispanic family at the table in Phoenix

Immigration to the United States is a volatile topic these days, especially with the ongoing debate about border walls. While the wall is meant to keep illegal persons from entering the U.S., it in no way means that those who are already here are safe and can remain. Because of the shared border, the majority […]


Immigration

Comunicado de La Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores

applying for adjustment of status

Informamos que la Oficina de Aduanas y Control Migratorio (ICE) publicó el siguiente anuncio para su difusión entre la comunidad migrante: “Statement U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has received information indicating a possible scam targeting non-citizens, by individuals claiming to work for ICE’s Detention Reporting and Information Line (DRIL). Information provided to ICE indicates […]


Arizona News

You Don’t Have to Visit the MVD in 2020 for License Plates, Registrations, & Titles

Starting in January 2020, customers will no longer be able to visit a Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) or Authorized Third Party office if they want to get new license plates, registration tabs, and vehicle titles. Instead, customers will now receive these items through the mail. If you plan to renew your registration, your record will […]


Immigration

ACLU Border Rights Center Launches Live Video Notification App ‘MigraCam’

MigracamThe American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) launched on April 17 an application called MigraCam so that immigrants do not stand by and have evidence when presenting themselves before a judge. The free smartphone app was designed to help immigrants who live in overly vigilant communities in border regions and across the United States. Its function […]


Immigration

With no decision ends hearing on DACA in Texas court

The expected ruling on DACA from a Texas federal court was adjourned for several days after Judge Andrew Hanen ended the hearing without a decision on whether or not to maintain the program that benefits some 700,000 dreamers. The hearing, which lasted about three hours, served for Judge Hanen to hear the arguments of both […]


Community Involvement

Maria Jones Law Firm Proudly Offering 2020 Law School Scholarship Program for its Employees

Our Phoenix attorneys at Maria Jones Law Firm are honored to distinguish ourselves as a different kind of law firm. We are very dedicated to the success of everyone on our team not only by providing a healthy and friendly working environment with advanced tools but also offering opportunities to grow individually and professionally. Founding […]


Immigration

Protected Widower of American Soldier Arrested by ICE for Deportation

Since 2017, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has been dangerously empowered and emboldened by the Trump Administration’s xenophobic rhetoric and single-minded focus on immigration reform. Ice officials reportedly arrested over 158,000 undocumented immigrants in 2018 alone – a number that will likely be surpassed by the end of this fiscal year. Ice has […]


Personal Injury

Arizona Bans Cell Phone Use While Driving

Arizona has joined the rest of the country as the next state to ban texting and hand-held phone use while driving. Governor Doug Ducey signed these restrictions into law despite past Republican concerns about overregulation, but lawmakers were unable to look past the sheer evidence of what distracted driving can do. Breaking behind-the-wheel cell phone […]


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