Texas DPS has shared the following information for non-citizens who have lawful status and need to renew a Texas driver’s license. If possible, the customer should visit a driver license office at least 30 days before your driver license or limited term status expires to allow enough time if a 3rd verification of your documents… Read More »
A federal court in Hawaii has issued a nationwide Temporary Restraining Order prohibiting the implementation of the Administration’s latest Travel Ban. Here it is.
During the presidential campaign, president-elect Donald Trump said he plans to do away with the DACA program. Trump has provided no specifics, and has not said when this might happen. DACA was authorized in 2012 by the Department of Homeland Security. Eligible undocumented persons who came to the U.S. as children got work authorization, protection from… Read More »
Immigration lawyers are as unsure and uneasy as our clients about what the new Trump Administration has in store. AILA (the American Immigration Lawyers Association – of which immigration attorney Lynn Olinger has been a member for 15 years), released this YouTube video last month. We’ll keep you updated as soon as we learn more.
Police chiefs, sheriffs and their organizations around the U.S. favor President Obama’s Deferred Action Policy which will give limited and temporary immigration benefits (such as the ability to temporarily stay and work in the U.S. with a federal ID card) to parents of U.S. citizens and green-card holders. They hope to persuade the Supreme Court… Read More »
Dallas County says NO to ICE’s immigration holds. As reported today by The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Co. Sheriff Valdez will no longer comply with ICE “detainer” requests to hold non-citizens for immigration. We have fought this battle for our clients for years, as we’ve previously posted. The holds were based on what law enforcement often called a… Read More »
Immigration prisons routinely violate federal laws such as the Prison Rape Elimination Act. The Department of Homeland Security, the agency responsible for detaining non-citizens, regularly violates their civil and constitutional rights in immigration prisons, known as “detention centers,” according to a fact-finding study by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent bipartisan independent federal agency. … Read More »
The massive immigration prison system is because Congress has an immigration detention quota in the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act 2015: “not less than 34,000 detention beds.” At taxpayer cost, ICE keeps thousands of non-dangerous, non-criminal immigrants in private and local jails. Most at risk are children, women, the disabled and seriously ill, and asylum-seekers who’ve fled… Read More »
If you’re a non-citizen who has ever applied for an immigration benefit, including U.S. entry at the border or an airport, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has an “A file” (alien file) on you. Why not see what’s in it? DHS’s new mobile app is an attempt to make it easier to do so.… Read More »