ICE Deportation Defense

Voluntary Departure: When the Consequences of Failing to Depart Should and Should Not Apply

From the American Immigration Council: This Practice Advisory addresses when the voluntary departure period runs and the events that cause automatic termination of a voluntary departure order; the serious consequences that result from failing to depart; and when these consequences do not apply.

Index of Approved Spanish Michigan Court Forms

Translated court forms do not replace the use of the English versions. Michigan Court Rules and Michigan Trial Court Case File Management Standards require that all pleadings and other documents be in the English language.

National Immigrant Justice Center Response to RFI from ICE

Original Press Release found on ImmigrantJustice.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tara Tidwell Cullen, NIJC, (312) 660-1337, ttidwellcullen@heartlandalliance.org U.S. Government Issues RFI for New Immigration Detention Facilities; Advocates Respond with Information about Escalating Due Process and Civil Rights Violations WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 26, 2017) – As U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seeks new sites for immigration detention …

Could Immigration Officals Be Looking at Your Social Media?

Social Media, Criminalization, and Immigration via National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) uses social media accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter, in immigration enforcement.1 Information shared on social media could be used against a person to arrest you, detain you, put you in fast-track deportation or regular deportation …

Updates to current USCIS forms for 2017

There have been recent updates to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services forms below.

6th Circuit grants deportee an evidentiary hearing on ineffective assistance of counsel claim

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit granted Petitioner Aso Pola an evidentiary hearing on his ineffective assistance of counsel claim. To read the case in its entirety, please follow the below link: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-6th-circuit/1692655.html

OBAMA’S LATEST EXECUTIVE ORDER PROVIDES A PATHWAY OUT OF THE SHADOWS

“http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/21/us/obama-immigration-speech.html?ref=us&_r=0”   U.S. Obama, Daring Congress, Acts to Overhaul Immigration By MICHAEL D. SHEARNOV. 20, 2014 Continue reading the main storyVideo PLAY VIDEO|1:20 Obama Describes Immigration Plan   Obama Describes Immigration Plan President Obama explained actions his administration would take on the immigration system, and who those actions would and would not affect.   WASHINGTON — President …

OBAMA'S LATEST EXECUTIVE ORDER PROVIDES A PATHWAY OUT OF THE SHADOWS

“http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/21/us/obama-immigration-speech.html?ref=us&_r=0”   U.S. Obama, Daring Congress, Acts to Overhaul Immigration By MICHAEL D. SHEARNOV. 20, 2014 Continue reading the main storyVideo PLAY VIDEO|1:20 Obama Describes Immigration Plan   Obama Describes Immigration Plan President Obama explained actions his administration would take on the immigration system, and who those actions would and would not affect.   WASHINGTON — President …

Deportations Don’t Lower Crime Rates, Study Says

By KIRK SEMPLE, New York Times, SEPT. 3, 2014 Six years after the federal government opened an immigration enforcement program intended to improve public safety, deporting hundreds of thousands of people, many of them convicted criminals, a new study has concluded that the program has had “no observable effect on the overall crime rate.” The finding “calls into question …

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