There is an ICE Hold on Your Loved One. What Does This Mean?

There is an ICE Hold on Your Loved One. What Does This Mean?

Your sister-in-law was arrested for having drugs in her possession. When you try to find out more about her situation, you are shocked to learn that there is an immigration hold on your loved one. What does this mean? Is there something you can do to help her situation? First, let’s explain what an ICE Read more about There is an ICE Hold on Your Loved One. What Does This Mean?[…]

Victims of Domestic Violence Can Apply for a Visa

Victims of Domestic Violence Can Apply for a Visa

Over last weekend, the New York Times published an article about immigrants who deal with domestic violence for fear of being deported if they report the crime. According to the article, undocumented victims are reluctant to step forward for fear that they will be detained by the government and sent back to their country if they Read more about Victims of Domestic Violence Can Apply for a Visa[…]

What is a Sanctuary City? How Does It Work?

What is a Sanctuary City? How Does It Work?

You may have heard about sanctuary cities in the news. In fact, right now the Texas Legislature is considering banning sanctuary cities in the state. But, what is a sanctuary city? How does it work for immigrants? And can living in one protect you from deportation? A sanctuary city is a location where officials refuse Read more about What is a Sanctuary City? How Does It Work?[…]

How to Cope When a Family Member is Being Detained by ICE

How to Cope When a Family Member is Being Detained by ICE

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been pretty busy the last few months. According to recent news articles, the number of undocumented immigrant arrests has increased by a third in the first few weeks of the Trump administration, and it’s not only criminals who are being deported. According to CNN, ICE removal authorities made 21,362 arrests Read more about How to Cope When a Family Member is Being Detained by ICE[…]

What You Need to Know About Immigration Detention

What You Need to Know About Immigration Detention

One of the most powerful tools the government has in cracking down on undocumented immigrants is to detain them after an arrest. If this happens to a loved one, there are some things you need to know about immigration detention. The government uses this tactic because it believes an undocumented immigrant is either a flight Read more about What You Need to Know About Immigration Detention[…]

What is a Stay of Deportation?

What is a Stay of Deportation?

Are you being deported? Then you read this blog closely, it can help you. As we’ve explained previously when you are facing deportation there are certain things you can do once you are removed from the country. For example, you can file a waiver of inadmissibility which explains that your loved one needs to return to Read more about What is a Stay of Deportation?[…]

How do I get a Temporary Right to be in the United States?

How do I get a Temporary Right to be in the United States?

You just got accepted to the college of your dreams in the United States. But you don’t want to become a citizen — you just want to study here. What can you do? There are several reasons why you may be coming to the U.S. for temporary reasons. Maybe it’s for a job or education Read more about How do I get a Temporary Right to be in the United States?[…]

Am I Eligible for an Immigration Bond?

Am I Eligible for an Immigration Bond?

ICE has arrested and detained you for being in the country illegally. Your hearing is coming up. You’re nervous — the longer you stay in detention, the possibility of losing your job is a foregone conclusion. You need that job to help support your family. But what if the judge doesn’t grant bail? Or worse, Read more about Am I Eligible for an Immigration Bond?[…]