Keep Calm and Let’s Talk: Know Your Rights

Siguente en español  After giving an interview to Telemundo Denver (channel 51) the other day, I thought it best to share with you all the information I provided them. The topic: ICE demanding passwords to cell phones and computers in order to search them, looking for information about you, then using any information about your immigration status against you. Read on to learn information on how to protect yourself Read More

DACA is dead: Now what?

DACA is dead: Here’s what you need to know Siguente en español As of this morning, the attorney general, on behalf of the president, has announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is being terminated. This announcement comes four short months after the president stated in March/April, 2017, that the DREAMers were good kids and that they had nothing to worry about.  Here are the key Read More

Keep Calm and Let’s Talk: DACA’s Future

Keep Calm and Let’s Talk: DACA’s Future Siguente en Español "Keep Calm and Let's Talk" is a blog series that will address the rapid and drastic changes to the American immigration system. With the 45th President of the United States (POTUS) inaugurated and started work, many controversial executive orders (EOs) have been issued since his inauguration. These EOs have struck fear and panic in many across the Read More

Attention Employers: Be prepared before ICE audits your I-9 records

Immigration enforcement and deportation is getting a lot of coverage in the news. However, there is a side to immigration enforcement that affects non-immigrants as well. It’s I-9 employment verification. While people complain that immigrants are “stealing” American jobs, that’s not what employers experience. In reality, it is difficult to find people who want to work, with the skills needed, for the hours and pay Read More

Keep Calm & Let’s Talk: Expedited Removal

Siguiente en español. “Keep Calm and Let's Talk" is a blog series that will address the rapid and drastic changes to the American immigration system. With the 45th President of the United States (POTUS) inaugurated and started work, many controversial executive orders (EOs) have been issued since his inauguration. These EOs have struck fear and panic in many across the country and around the world as the 45th Read More

Keep Calm & Let’s Talk: the 7 Countries Ban

Keep Calm & Let’s Talk: The 7 Countries Ban (or the Muslim Ban) Executive Order #13760: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States Author's Note "Keep Calm and Let's Talk" is a blog series that will address the rapid and drastic changes to the American immigration system. With the 45th President of the United States (POTUS) inaugurated and started work, many controversial Read More

Why terminating DACA is short-sighted and will hurt the US economy

Siguiendo en español Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is the program for immigrants who were brought to the US as minors, commonly referred to as DREAMers. DACA was created by executive order when Congress failed to vote on the DREAM Act, legislation that would have provided these same young people a path to lawful residency and citizenship. Since its implementation in June, 2012, approximately Read More

Who needs an Immigration Attorney?

Four Reasons Why All Non-US Citizens Need an Immigration Attorney (Siguente en español) Understanding that if you are reading this, you are likely looking for an attorney or you're a client of ours. If you're a client, please read this anyway. Knowing this information could help you, a friend, or family member. It's important to know that hiring an experienced immigration attorney because, contrary to what many Read More

Naturalization and Voter Suppression

(Siguiente en español) Education is the key to your ability to vote this November. This is an exciting time for immigrants to naturalize! Hundreds of thousands of immigrants who are eligible to become US citizens have been filing their applications so that they can vote in this election. Why? They know the future of immigration reform is at stake in this election and they want their voices heard. Not only are they Read More

La mia famiglia Italiano – Immigrant Heritage Month

Like Julia and Jenna before me, I too would like to share a little bit about my family heritage for Immigrant Heritage Month. For a third generation Italian-American, I’m as Italian as it gets. My family heritage concentrates in Sicily and the Naples, Italy area. In fact, Italians are the fourth largest European ethnic group to emigrate to the United States (US) and the seventh largest worldwide. The largest Read More

Moje Rodina – Immigrant Heritage Month

By Jenna Dolecek In honor of Immigrant Heritage Month, I’d like to share a little about my family heritage too. My family is from all over Europe. My dad’s side is Irish, Czech, with a pinch of German and my mother’s side is English, Irish, and with a different pinch of German. My mother’s side were mostly farmers or store owners who ended up in Iowa and Kansas and one of my great, great (etc…) aunts came to Read More

Mi Familia – Immigrant Heritage Month

By Julia Guzmán In honor of Immigrant Heritage Month, I’d like to share a little about my family heritage. The Guzmán side of my family goes back eight generations in Nicaragua, where my parents were both born. The first known Guzmán in Nicaragua was a woman named Rosa from Guatemala who became pregnant by a priest named Camilo Solórzano Miranda. Seeing as priests aren’t so much supposed to have babies, her Read More

Rights & Responsibilities of Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs)

Lately, my clients who have recently been granted Lawful Permanent Resident status, have been asking questions about what it means to be a US Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR). As a result, I wanted to shed light on what being an LPR means, and, more importantly, what is does not mean. Here are my top five rights and responsibilities of being an LPR. LPR status can be revoked and certain criminal convictions may Read More

Fighting Illegal Immigration: Why Building a Wall Along the US-Mexico Border Won’t Matter

“Methods for crossing the US border are most often shaped by the very defenses erected to stop crossing in the first place.” ~ Kimball Taylor. This sums up the dilemma facing US Customs and Border Patrol’s (CBP) efforts to stop illegal immigration. For more than 20 years the US has enacted legislation allowing it to build fences, patrol the area, and set up various surveillance equipment. And, for more than 20 Read More