This 2-hour CLE will educate attorneys, social workers, and others on their professional and ethical obligation to identify human trafficking and provide assistance and resources to victims and survivors.
As 2017 comes to a close, our office has been taking some time to reflect on the past year. With so many changes in public policy, and in the lives of our clients, we felt that we were ready for our own change. A good kind of change.
On October 1, 2017 the new fiscal year began at Vermont Service Center. They will again start issuing the 10,000 U-1 visas for this year. Derivative applicants such as spouses, children, and parents of principal applicants do not count in the 10,000 visa cap for each year but you must wait for your principal applicant’s visa to be approved in order to receive a visa.
A true threat has been announced against DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), the legislation initiated by President Obama to protect young people who entered the US before the age of 16, and before June 2007.
The Minnesota Supreme Court announced that individuals who were not advised of the immigration consequences of their criminal convictions prior to pleading guilty could NOT petition to have their guilty pleas withdraw pursuant to the ruling by the Supreme Court in Padilla if their pleas happened before the date of that decision.
Many individuals are interested in applying for DACA, but they may be confused on what the basic requirements are to apply. Although every case needs to be looked at on an individual basis, individuals may be eligible if they:
As an immigration lawyer there are a handful of situations that you encounter more frequently than most. The following, while not legal advice, is a list of some of the most common questions that we hear every week.