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Immigration is an ever-changing area of law, and navigating the immigration court can feel overwhelming. Through our blog, we do our best to keep our readers informed. Read on for up-to-date legal info, firm updates, and tips!

 
 

Update for applicants of U-Visas | October 2017

An update for those seeking U-Visas. Read on for more info.

 
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DACA Update: What Does it Mean? | September 2017

Read on for quick facts and information from the recent memorandum. 

 

Daca Under Threat | August 2017

A true threat has been announced against DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), the legislation initiated by President Obama to protect young people who entered the US before the age of 16, and before June 2007.

 
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Loss of hope for those with old criminal convictions in Minnesota.

The Minnesota Supreme Court announced that individuals who were not advised of the immigration consequences of their criminal convictions prior to pleading guilty could NOT petition to have their guilty pleas withdraw pursuant to the ruling by the Supreme Court in Padilla if their pleas happened before the date of that decision.

 
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Going to Immigration Court?

Going to Immigration Court can be a stressful, scary experience.  Here are a couple of things about Court that may help you feel a little more prepared.  Please note that there are many different Immigration Courts in the United States and each Court may be a little different.  These tidbits relate specifically to the Bloomington Immigration Court in Minnesota.

 
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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Many individuals are interested in applying for DACA, but they may be confused on what the basic requirements are to apply. Although every case needs to be looked at on an individual basis, individuals may be eligible if they:

 

Immigration FAQ

As an immigration lawyer there are a handful of situations that you encounter more frequently than most. While the fact-scenarios differ in each case based the potential client’s personal history, the same general rules apply when first considering whether that person should hire an attorney and seek an immigration remedy. The following, while not legal advice, is a list of some of the most common questions that I hear every week: