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 »
If you are faced with the possibility that you will be removed (deported) from the United States, hiring Olinger Law, Dallas – Fort Worth immigration attorney, will benefit you greatly whether you must go to immigration court or not. EXPERTISE Attorney Lynn Olinger has over 20 years of federal trial and federal appeals court experience,… 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 »
Texas’ “war on birthright babies.” I wrote about this in August when the Texas school year started. Now it’s made national news, as the Washington Post opined last week on the “act of stunning official arrogance:” Texas’ refusal to issue birth certificates – for children born in the US – to undocumented parents. Blameless U.S.… Read More »
Pope Francis praised a Texas nun who helps immigrants. Sister Norma Pimentel runs an immigrant welcome center near the Mexico border, in McAllen, Texas. Her group provides immigrant families with showers, clothes, and medical and counseling services. Read the story as reported by The Texas Standard.
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 »
Dallas County Drawn Into Birth Certificate Debate by Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune August 5, 2015 Texas’ second-largest county has adopted a controversial policy that advocacy groups say could infringe on the civil rights of U.S. citizens born to undocumented parents. The Dallas County clerk’s office announced on its website that as of June 1 it no… Read More »
The New York Times Opinion Pages | EDITORIAL A Judge’s Rebuke of Immigration Detention By THE EDITORIAL BOARD AUG. 5, 2015 Children do not belong in prison. The mass detention of families offends American values, a lesson this country learned long ago at Manzanar, Tule Lake, Heart Mountain and the other Japanese-American internment camps of… Read More »
Although there are still no application details…here’s a compilation of the President’s Executive Action announcement. For millions here “without papers” the two significant initiatives are DAP (Deferred Action For Parents) – certain parents of US citizens and lawful permanent residents will be able to apply for deferred action status – and expansion of DACA (Deferred Action… Read More »