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Kevin Jaime Luna Exonerated of Felony Charges

by Larry Margolis on February 10, 2017

Margolis & Gallagher Law vacates guilty plea due to lack of notification about immigration status change. Read the full decision here.

Tyrannical Trump’s New Executive Orders

by Larry Margolis on February 2, 2017

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 25, 2017 Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements EXECUTIVE ORDER – – – – – – – BORDER SECURITY AND IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT IMPROVEMENTS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States […]


by Larry Margolis on January 31, 2017

President Trump issued an Executive Order on Friday, January 27, 2017, that says that people who are citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen may not enter the U.S. for at least 90 days.  This includes people with Lawful Permanent Resident or “Green Card” status as well as any other visas.  Citizens […]

“Preparing Your Family for Immigration Enforcement” Guide and Video

by Timothy Cretsinger on December 22, 2016

The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center has created a free guide called “Preparing Your Family for Immigration Enforcement as well as an introductory video.   We are pleased to make this video and guide available to those in need. Download Guide (Spanish) Download Guide (English) If you have questions about your immigration rights or need representation, […]

Ilrc Post Election Info (Espanol Available)

by Larry Margolis on November 15, 2016

The Immigrant legal resource center has released their post-election talking points in both English and Spanish. This is an important resource to learn how the new administration’s proposed changes in Immigration Law can affect your status.  If you  require qualified legal assistance, the Law Offices of Margolis & Gallagher are always here to assist.

Detainers Violate Federal Law

by Larry Margolis on October 10, 2016

Northern District of Illinois immigration detainers have violated federal law by detaining individuals without a warrant. Malpractice of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is to blame. The Federal Court has outlawed detainers from executing warrant-less arrests under ICE. This new ruling comes as a relief to many immigrant communities that are targeted. For more information, see article.

Margolis & Gallagher Law successfully vacates conviction in Monroe County, Agrees to Plea to Non Deportable Offense, Preserving Client’s Eligibility for Deferred Action Program

by Timothy Cretsinger on March 16, 2016

We successfully moved to overturn a young Mexican National’s impaired driving conviction in Monroe County. The conviction led to client’s DACA being revoked, and his being taken into ICE custody and held without bond, pending a deportation proceeding. Any drunk driving conviction is considered a “significant misdemeanor,” making the client ineligible for the discretionary relief […]

Margolis & Gallagher Law obtains significant cash settlement in Livingston County auto accident case.

by Timothy Cretsinger on March 16, 2016

  We recently settled a case resulting from an auto accident in Livingston County for $97,500. The client suffered injuries to his ribs and shoulder. He was in the hospital for a week and underwent very little physical therapy. The extent of his injuries was several broken ribs. All of his medical and lost wages […]

Margolis & Gallagher Law Successfully Overturns and Vacates Conviction for Mexican National, After Withdrawing Plea and Winning Jury Trial in Macomb County.

by Timothy Cretsinger on March 16, 2016

Our office successfully moved to withdraw a guilty plea to Felony Fleeing and Eluding, on behalf of a Mexican National in Macomb County, which made him eligible for an immigration bond and release from ICE custody. After winning the fight to withdraw the guilty plea in state court, we then prevailed in a several day’s […]

BIA finds Pennsylvania Conviction for Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance is not an Aggravated Felony.

by Timothy Cretsinger on February 29, 2016

The Board of Immigration Appeals remanded the below case to the Immigration Court, finding that a conviction for Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance in violation of Pa. Cons. Stat. 780-113(a)(30) is not an aggravated felony. Please see 301193841-Francisco-Rodriguez-Trinidad-A044-892-640-BIA-Feb-24-2016