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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.

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 …

Washtenaw County population growing thanks to international migration | MLive.com

Immigration is doing good things for the Michigan economy. According to an economic forecast for the region, Washtenaw County could add more than 13,000 jobs by 2017, many of which will be high-paying jobs in the knowledge economy. To read more about this, please follow the bellow link:  http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2015/03/washtenaw_county_population_on.html#incart_m-rpt-2

Washtenaw County population growing thanks to international migration | MLive.com

Immigration is doing good things for the Michigan economy. According to an economic forecast for the region, Washtenaw County could add more than 13,000 jobs by 2017, many of which will be high-paying jobs in the knowledge economy. To read more about this, please follow the bellow link:  http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2015/03/washtenaw_county_population_on.html#incart_m-rpt-2

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