This Week in Immigration

Atty. Lilli A. Baculi

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Criminal convictions and immigration law

WHAT makes a non-citizen deportable? An alien or non-citizen, including a lawful permanent resident (“green card” holder) is deportable for having a conviction relating to controlled substances. Title 8 U.S.C. Section 1227(a)(2)(B)(i) states: “Any alien who at any time after … Continue reading

October 05, 2017

Additional DACA guidance from USCIS

THE Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued additional guidance on the DACA phase-out. On September 5, 2017 DHS initiated the orderly phase out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Next … Continue reading

September 21, 2017

The end of DACA

On September 5, 2017, United States Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions formally announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program, which has protected from deportation nearly 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. … Continue reading

September 07, 2017

Criminal convictions and immigration law

WHAT makes a non-citizen deportable? An alien or non-citizen, including a lawful permanent resident (“green card” holder) is deportable for having a conviction relating to controlled substances. Title 8 U.S.C. Section 1227(a)(2)(B)(i) states: “Any alien who at any time after … Continue reading

August 31, 2017

Unauthorized practice of law: beware of unlicensed notarios and paralegals

THIS July, the State Bar of California reported that it obtained an interim court order to assist an estimated 2,000 clients who had paid for legal advice from a Los Angeles immigration practice operating without proper authority. According to the … Continue reading

August 24, 2017

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