Is the Focus on Undocumented Immigrants Really a New Thing?

Is the Focus on Undocumented Immigrants Really a New Thing?

No matter what your politics are, you may think the focus on undocumented immigrants is a new thing. After all, the wall to keep out illegals was part of Donald Trump’s campaign promises. However, the reality is that this sort of attitude has been brewing for decades. Some would say that ICE has been going Read more about Is the Focus on Undocumented Immigrants Really a New Thing?[…]

America’s Most Anti-Immigrant State: A Remarkable Perspective

America’s Most Anti-Immigrant State: A Remarkable Perspective

Across the country, Texas has a reputation for a number of things. For starters, there’s the legend that “everything’s bigger in Texas.” Hair is bigger. Ranches are bigger. Steaks are bigger. And, that’s just the beginning. These days, Texas is getting a reputation for doing something else big. A recent news article says Texas has Read more about America’s Most Anti-Immigrant State: A Remarkable Perspective[…]

Are Sanctuary Cities at Risk? Should You Be Concerned?

Are Sanctuary Cities at Risk? Should You Be Concerned?

No doubt you already know that Houston is one of the largest sanctuary cities in the nation. Frankly, it may even be the reason you’ve decided to move here. If you’re like millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States, you may feel a little more than frightened and confused. After all, it’s as if Read more about Are Sanctuary Cities at Risk? Should You Be Concerned?[…]

The Immigration Bond Process: What You Need to Know

The Immigration Bond Process: What You Need to Know

If you’ve been detained for immigration reasons, you are going through a number of emotions. As far as you’re concerned, the best thing you can do for you and your family is ensuring you are out of confinement right away. Someone may mention that you will need an immigration bond, but that doesn’t mean you Read more about The Immigration Bond Process: What You Need to Know[…]

Scared or Confused about Your Temporary Protected Status?

Scared or Confused about Your Temporary Protected Status?

For the most part, you’ve been able to keep your cool. After all, you’ve been granted temporary protective status (TPS). You understand that you can’t be detained for immigration reasons. Yet, you’re really not sure anymore. If you’re confused or frightened by the current immigration policy in the United States, you’re far from alone. One Read more about Scared or Confused about Your Temporary Protected Status?[…]

Can ICE Legally Destroy Immigrant Detention Records?

Can ICE Legally Destroy Immigrant Detention Records?

 If you are an undocumented immigrant, you already have plenty of worries.  No doubt you already have anxiety about Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and their role.  Be that as it may, you may even be concerned about documentation concerning your detention.  Are your concerns warranted?  Can ICE legally destroy detention records? Paper trails are Read more about Can ICE Legally Destroy Immigrant Detention Records?[…]

Worried about What Rescinding DACA Means to You?

Worried about What Rescinding DACA Means to You?

If you’re in the Houston area, no doubt the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey already has you concerned.  Meanwhile, if you’re in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, your worries have likely increased. What could rescinding DACA mean to you? In case you’re not sure, DACA was a program signed into action by the Read more about Worried about What Rescinding DACA Means to You?[…]

What Happens to Your Children if ICE Detains You?

What Happens to Your Children if ICE Detains You?

It’s a scary thing when ICE knocks at the door and detains you. No doubt it will feel like your entire life has turned upside down. You can’t work, you can’t take care of your family, and you’re not even sure if you’ll be able to stay in your home. The most painful part, however, Read more about What Happens to Your Children if ICE Detains You?[…]

What to Do When You’re Detained for Immigration Reasons

What to Do When You’re Detained for Immigration Reasons

You have been detained for reasons related to your immigration status.  No doubt you are scared and worried that you will be deported.  Although you are grateful that an immigration bond allowed you to legally leave the detention center, you realize it is just a temporary solution.  What now? When you find yourself battling immigration Read more about What to Do When You’re Detained for Immigration Reasons[…]

The Burden of Proof: Effective Ways to Avoid Deportation

The Burden of Proof: Effective Ways to Avoid Deportation

Leave it to an American pop star to come up with some telling words. According to Taylor Swift, “It’s hard to fight when the fight ain’t fair.” If you’re someone facing deportation, we’re certain that’s exactly how you fair about your current situation. The good news? There is the issue of the burden of proof. Read more about The Burden of Proof: Effective Ways to Avoid Deportation[…]