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“Crime of Violence” is Unconstitutionally Vague

by Larry Margolis on April 17, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court declared a clause in federal law, requiring the deportation of immigrants convicted of a “crime of violence,” unconstitutionally vague. Read More at Read the full opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court here.

10 Million Dollar Default Judgment Awarded Against Drunk Driver

by Larry Margolis on March 23, 2018

Recently, we assisted a family who had lost their son, Jacob Rauguth, due to an accident caused by a drunk driver, Matthew Stoy. They were awarded a $10,000,000.00 judgment. View the Consent Order: Consent Order (002) Signed Order of Judgement Against Cross Defendant Matthew Stoy

Lenawee County resident, saved from prison and deportation

by Larry Margolis on January 26, 2018

See the details of this case in the consent order Consent Order (002) Update The agreement that Castleberry and Margolis Law worked out, and which was signed Jan. 22 by Lenawee County Circuit Judge Anna Marie Anzalone, dismissed the original charges and had Nishikawa plead guilty to three counts of carrying a concealed knife. Castleberry said […]

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

by Larry Margolis on January 2, 2018

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

by Larry Margolis on November 29, 2017

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

by Larry Margolis on October 26, 2017

Original Press Release found on FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tara Tidwell Cullen, NIJC, (312) 660-1337, 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 […]

Teens get probation in theft of dozens of Ann Arbor high school laptops

by Larry Margolis on October 23, 2017

Reposted from From Mlive: By Darcie Moran, ANN ARBOR, MI – Two former Skyline High School students will serve probation after police say they stole dozens of laptops from the school earlier this year. Henry “Hank” McMillin and Julien Faro, who were 18 when they were charged, were sentenced Oct. 10 to two years probation by Washtenaw County Trial […]

Could Immigration Officals Be Looking at Your Social Media?

by Timothy Cretsinger on September 29, 2017

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 […]

Memorandum on Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

by Larry Margolis on September 5, 2017

Originally on Homeland Security’s website: Release Date: September 5, 2017 MEMORANDUM FOR: James W. McCament Acting Director U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Thomas D. Homan Acting Director U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Kevin K. McAleenan Acting Commissioner U.S. Customs and Border Protection Joseph B. Maher Acting General Counsel Ambassador James D. Nealon Assistant Secretary, International […]

Governor Signs Law Limiting Illinois Police On Immigration

by Larry Margolis on August 30, 2017

Originally from ABC News: “Illinois will limit how local and state police can cooperate with federal immigration authorities under a plan signed into law Monday by Gov. Bruce Rauner, a move that puts the first-term Republican at odds with his party on immigration issues. The narrow measure prohibits police from searching, arresting or detaining someone solely […]