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For Now, Many Vietnamese Deportees are Safe from Deportation

Usually when someone is ordered removed (deported), they are returned to their own country.  In some cases however, their home country will not take them back.  In the past, these countries have been known as “recalcitrant...

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Summer Legal Internship Position at Blaszkow Legal, PLLC

Summer Legal Internship Position at Blaszkow Legal, PLLC   Blaszkow Legal, PLLC is a personal injury firm with a growing division in immigration law. We are looking for a legal intern interested in obtaining real life experience in the practice...

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Breakdown of the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021

Last month, Senator Robert Menendez (D- New Jersey) and Representative Linda Sanchez (D- California) unveiled a newly drafted immigration bill, known as the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021. The bill is based on a proposal announced by President Biden in...

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Protections from Deportation

There has been a lot of recent news about Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Venezuelans and Liberians.  You may ask yourself: what is this all about? Short answer: this is a way for individuals to get an administrative stay of removal or...

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Update on the I-944 Form and the Public Charge Rule

If you are in the process of applying for a green card in the U.S., you may be wondering: “Do I need to fill out the I-944 or provide ALL the evidence requested for this public charge rule?” “Will the current administration get rid...

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Undocumented Immigrants can now get Driver Licenses in Virginia

As of January 1, 2021, Virginia joined fifteen other states that allow undocumented immigrants to receive driver licenses. This new law will permit an estimated 300,000 individuals to qualify for driver licenses.   Eligible applicants will now...

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U.S. Judge enjoins the enforcement of the ‘Death to Asylum Rule’

On January 8, 2021 U.S. District Judge James Donato in San Francisco held that acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf lacked the authority to promulgate what has been coined the “Death to Asylum Rule”. The rule would have otherwise...

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For Now, Three Presidential Proclamations will Continue to Remain in Effect

  For now, three immigration related presidential proclamations issued under this administration will continue to remain in effect:   Proclamation 10014 Proclamation 10052 Proclamation...

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Updates re Consular Processing Services and Timelines

The Department of State (“DOS”) recently released updated announcements on the phased resumption of its visa services. In its announcements, DOS specified that resumption would occur on a post-by-post basis. To date, no specific dates...

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New Rule will Make it Almost Impossible for Many to Be Eligible for Asylum

On December 11, 2020 DHS and DOJ published a Final Rule in the Federal Register that introduces significant changes to the asylum and credible fear process. These changes will make it nearly impossible for many asylum seekers to be eligible for...

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