DACA March Update

March 20, 2017

The Immigrant Legal Resource Center has released updated guidelines on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.  The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is still available and the government is still accepting and approving DACA initial and renewal applications. However, the program could be terminated at any time. As a result, the information […]

Updated Deferred Action Guidelines.

March 1, 2017

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

February 24, 2017

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

Tyrannical Trump’s New Executive Orders

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 […]


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 […]

Ilrc Post Election Info (Espanol Available)

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

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.

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

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

United States of America v. Arnaldo Cabrera

February 1, 2016

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals found that in this case the two reasons the District Court Judge gave for sentencing the Defendant to sixty-three months’ imprisonment – the top of his guidelines range – were impermissible and his sentence was therefore procedurally unreasonable as the Defendant was essentially punished for exercising his Sixth Amendment […]

The Supreme Court just gave juvenile lifers a shot at parole

January 26, 2016

Check out the original story and slideshow at Mlive.com LANSING, MI – Nearly 350 prisoners in Michigan serving mandatory life sentences for murder or other violent acts committed as minors could now be eligible for parole under an opinion handed down Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 6-3 decision, the nation’s highest court said its 2012 ruling […]