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 […]

What is a Non-LPR Cancellation of Removal?

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 […]

What you should know about Family-based Immigration.

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 […]

Comunicado de La Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

President Trump’s “crystal clear” immigration policy is not THAT crystal clear…

On May 16, 2019 President Trump shared his points on Immigration Policy. No matter where in the world you are born No matter you your relatives are If you want to become US citizen – President Trump will have “CRYSTAL CLEAR” immigration standards in the form of “Build American Visa” program. It is not clear thought […]

Immigration Law a Hot Topic Among Republican Primary Candidates

Republican primaries continue across America, with South Carolina as their next scheduled stop. The issue of immigration is expected to be a hot topic. It goes without saying that the vast majority of the candidates are taking a firm stance against illegal immigration, but it remains to be seen what their positions will be on […]

AZ Democrats Expected to File Repeal of SB1070

According to the Arizona Republic, this week, Democratic lawmakers in Arizona plan to file a measure to repeal the controversial immigration law, SB1070. This will be the first legislative attempt to remove the law. SB1070, which was signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer in April, 2010, states that “U.S. federal law requires all aliens over the […]


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