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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 …

Margolis is the News: Prison ordered in armed robbery of Hartland motel

As Reported on Livingston Daily Broderick David Savage, described as a positive, energetic, productive man of “authenticity” was sentenced Monday to at least 22 years in prison for robbing a Hartland Township motel clerk in June 2016. Savage, who faced up to life in prison, told the court he has taken responsibility for his actions …

Updated Deferred Action Guidelines.

Source I. General Information for All Requestors A. What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals? Over the past several years, this Administration has undertaken an unprecedented effort to transform the immigration enforcement system into one that focuses on national security, public safety, border security and the integrity of the immigration system. As the Department of …

Administration Releases New Enforcement Priorities

See the this memo for details into the new enforcement priorities.

“Preparing Your Family for Immigration Enforcement” Guide and Video

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, …

Medical Marijuana Patients Cannot Smoke in their Vehicles in Public Lots

The Michigan State Court of Appeals says a car is private property but parking lots generally are open to the public, and that the state’s medical marijuana law prohibits use “in any public place.” Please read about the decision below: http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/court-no-immunity-for-michigan-medical-marijuana-users-who-smoke-in-cars-in-parking-lots/36712694?utm_source=WhatCounts+Publicaster+Edition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MiLW+DA&utm_content=Decided%3a+Medical+marijuana+users+can%E2%80%99t+smoke+in+cars+in+parking+lots

Michigan Sentencing Guidelines struck down in part as unconstitutional

The Michigan Supreme Court struck down the state’s sentencing guidelines in a recent decision (People v. Lockridge), stating in part: “We conclude that the rule from Apprendi v New Jersey, 530 US 466; 120 S Ct 2348; 147 L Ed 2d 435 (2000), as extended by Alleyne v United States, 570 US ___; 133 S Ct 2151; …

Coming Soon – New Location in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Margolis Law, P.C. will soon be opening  a new office in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Stay tuned for details as they develop.

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Somalia

  WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Somalia (and eligible individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in Somalia) for an additional 18 months, effective Sept. 18, 2015, through March 17, 2017. Current TPS Somalia beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS must re-register during the …

Form I-90, Application for Resident Card is Now Available in the USCIS Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS)

    The Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card is now available in the USCIS Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS). USCIS ELIS is an online, account-based system that allows you to submit and view certain immigration benefit requests and receive electronic notification of decisions and real-time case status updates. USCIS conducted a 72-hour …

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