NEW EXECUTIVE ACTION: President Obama’s new executive action includes several components designed to help undocumented families. Expanded DACA: Executive action has expanded the current Deferred Action, “DACA” program by allowing anyone who entered the United States, prior to January 1, 2010, while under the age of 16, to apply. You must not have left the United States after January 1, 2010 and you must have no disqualifying crimes. Deferred Action for Parents: There will also be a new version of Deferred Action for Parents of Legal Permanent Residents or United States Citizens. To qualify for this benefit you must: 1. Have


NUEVA ACCION EJECUTIVA : Esta nueva acción ejecutiva del presidente Obama incluye varios componentes diseñados para ayudar a las familias indocumentadas. DACA  Ampliada: Acción Ejecutiva ha ampliado el programa ” DACA ” Acción Diferida al permitir cualquier persona que entró a los Estados Unidos, antes del 1 de enero del 2010, mientras tenia menos de 16 años de edad aplicar. Adultos de cualquier edad puede aplicar y no deben de haber salido de los Estados Unidos después del 1 de enero del 2010 y no debe tener crímenes que los pueden descalificar. Acción Diferida para los Padres: También habrá una nueva


HOW YOU MAY ENDANGER YOUR LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENCY? PART I.   It is very important to understand that being a lawful permanent resident is not an absolute protection from being deported from the United States. This article will inform you of the different ways that you can jeopardize your legal status and how to avoid the risk of losing your legal status. The first part of this article explains under what circumstances foreign travel may jeopardize your legal status. The next article, part two explains how criminal convictions can jeopardize your legal status. ABANDONMENT OF STATUS Travel outside the United States: The risk


Our client’s deportation proceedings were stopped this week  by the attorneys of Barrera Legal group. Attorney John Barrera and his Barrera Legal Group team helped a father of three United States citizen children avoid deportation by convincing an immigration judge that the client was in danger of returning to Mexico because of continuing threats by criminal organizations. The relief granted was withholding of removal under the convention against torture. The case involved hours of preparation and the assistance of a country criminal organization expert that testified at the hearing. If you find yourself in a similar situation call us now

Client released after his deportation was stopped!!

Client released after his deportation was stopped!! Idaho attorney Nikki Smith investigated the client’s previous deportation and discovered that the client was improperly deported. Attorney Smith communicated with Immigration authorities about the error and on February 5, 2013, the client was released from custody to his loving family. See the client’s thoughts here and here as well.      

Deportation Case Closed!

Deportation Case Closed! On January 29, 2014, Washington attorney Jose Garcia convinced attorneys representing the Department of Homeland Security to use their discretion to close proceedings for our client based on his marriage to his United States Citizen wife and US Citizen children. It is important to be able to have an experienced attorney to analyze your case to determine whether it qualifies for closure and to explain to immigration authorities why it should be closed. [google-translator]

Defending against deportation in Immigration Court proceedings

Defending against deportation in Immigration Court proceedings   Unfortunately there is no easy answer to the question  of how to defend against deportation in Immigration Court proceedings. The best advice is to always seek the advice of an experienced Immigration attorney to see if you qualify for any immigration benefit or relief. However, I will try and lay out  different forms of relief for you, so you have an idea of the situation you are facing if you are in deportation proceedings and are seeking legal counsel. The first concept you must understand is that these proceedings affect two groups

Notario from Jerome, Twin Falls Idaho area indicted for Immigration fraud

Notario from Jerome, Twin Falls Idaho area indicted for Immigration Fraud. One of the more notorious notarios, Celia Perez from Idaho has been indicted for several counts of mail fraud based on her  Immigration fraud activities. See story. There are probably countless victims stemming from her activities. If you have been a victim of this individual’s activities or a victim of fraud from a notario, you should consider consulting with an Immigration attorney to see if there is a possibility in assisting the government in the prosecution which in turn could lead to the possibility of the government assisting you

What does the most recent Obama immigration directive mean?

What it’s not is the rumored Presidential order halting deportations. The directive is really an outline for Immigration Customs Enforcement agents in handling the detention of undocumented or deportable individuals with children. The directive essentially directs agents to consider the needs of the child or children when a parent is detained including the parent’s desire of where and with who the child should be placed. The directive does mention that agents should also consider prosecutorial discretion with parents, but in my opinion the discussion of discretion is really no different than the Obama 2011 announcement regarding discretion and prioritizing deportations

¿Por qué algunas familias pueden aplicar para su residencia legal immediatamente, mientras algunos están obligados a esperar años?

¿Por qué algunas familias pueden aplicar para su residencia legal immediatamente, mientras  algunos están obligados a esperar años? Con el fin de determinar si su caso es aquel en el que se permite una aplicación inmediata para la residencia legal o un caso en el que hay un período de espera antes de solicitar la tarjeta de residencia, primero se debe determinar la categoría de familia que usted y su ser querido se encuentren dentro las regulaciones de inmigración. Hay ocho categorías de miembros de familia que pueden ser solicitados por un ciudadano de EE.UU. o residente permanente legal. Tres