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Nicaraguan Immigrants Losing Protected Immigration Status

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has given 2,500 Nicaraguans with temporary residency 14 months to leave the country. The current presidential administration has given the okay not to renew ...
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Attorney Sanjay Mathur of Mathur Law Offices Selected as 10 Best in Texas for Client Satisfaction of 2017

Our firm, Mathur Law Offices, is thrilled to announce our very own Attorney Sanjay Mathur has been selected as part of the 10 Best in Texas for Client Satisfaction of 2017, an award delegated by the ...
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President Trump Ends DACA Program for Undocumented Immigrants

DACA, also known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was a beloved immigration policy founded by President Obama during his time in office. DACA seeks to protect undocumented immigrants who ...
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Federal Judge Issues Partial Block on Sanctuary Cities

Many people throughout the United States were angered and disgusted with Texas Governor Greg Abbott earlier this year when he signed a law (SB 4) establishing criminal and civil penalties for local ...
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Travel Ban 2.0

President Trump’s travel ban will go into effect as of 8 P.M. CT on Thursday, June 29 th. Dubbed the travel ban 2.0, people reacted quite adversely to the first version of this law. The fierce ...
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Survey Studies Driver Distraction Nationwide, Texas Ranks Low for Safety

A recently-concluded study from Zendrive, a company that creates applications that measure driving behaviors in hopes to encourage safe practices, has found that nearly 9-out-of-10 drivers at least ...
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Trump's Mass Deportation Removal Policies Leaked

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) recently summarized two memorandums detailing the new administration’s border security and immigration enforcement policies. Although the new ...
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Deportation for Dreamer?

Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old immigrant from Mexico with no criminal record, was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers when they entered his father’s Seattle ...
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Immigration Ban Suspended by U.S. District Court

District Court Judge James Robart’s suspended the Trump immigration ban last week. The immigration ban, sought by a Trump Executive Order, had the effect of barring citizens from the following ...
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Trump Takes Executive Action to Build Border Wall

On Wednesday, it became clear that President Donald Trump was going to begin to reshape US immigration enforcement policies through executive action. The topic of a border wall and deporting ...
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New Final Rule Released: I-140 Priority Date Retention, Issuance of EAD, and Job Portability

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released the Final Rule for the “Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant ...
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Temporary Protected Status Extended for Nepal

The Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Nepal. The extension is for an additional 18 months, effective December 25, ...
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Arrested for a DWI in Dallas Over Labor Day?

During Labor Day weekend, the number of police officers on patrol significantly increases on the streets of Dallas. In many cases, officers are on the hunt for drivers who are driving unlawfully, ...
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Legal Status Extension Allowed and Extended for Syrians

The Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, has redesignated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and extended their existing TPS status from October 1, 2016 through March 31, 2018. This ...
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ICE Prioritizes DWI Policies

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has prioritized DWI regulation per policy. More and more individuals that have been arrested for DWI will be held by ICE without bond. In addition, ...
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Tie Vote By Supreme Court Blocks President's Immigration Plan

This morning a tie vote by the supreme court blocks president Obama’s expanded immigration plan for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for the Parents of Americans ...
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Temporary Protected Status Extended for Honduras & Nicaragua

Effective July 6, 2016, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 18 months for eligible nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua. ...
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Uncontested and Contested Divorces: What are the Differences?

Regardless of the reasons that you and your spouse are pursuing a divorce, sometimes splitting up really is the best way to have a happy ending. For many couples, however, the divorce process is not ...
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Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia Granted Extended Temporary Protected Status

The Department of Homeland Security will be extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the Sierra Lone, Liberia, and Guinea another six additional months. There are still some fears over the ...
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H-1B Cap Reached for 2017 Fiscal Year

The cap for issuing H-1B Visas is 65, 000 per fiscal year. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) just reported that the cap for the fiscal year (FY) 2017 has been reached. ...
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F-1 STEM Based OPT Extended up to 3 Years

Recently the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) amended their existing regulations with regards to F-1 nonimmigrant student visas. Typically these visas allow students who have degrees in science, ...
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DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status for Sudan

As of January 25, 2016, Sudan's designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended by the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, for an additional 18 months. This is due to ...
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U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up President Obama's Migrant Plan

Back in November of 2014, President Barack Obama announced his plan, known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). He has stated that he wants to use his ...
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Requirements for U-Visa

In the U.S., there are provisions for illegal immigrants who have been the victim of a crime but who wish to stay in the United States. By applying for a U-Visa, the immigrant can be free from ...
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Child Custody Issues in Dallas

If a divorce involves children, it becomes more about the best interests of the children involved rather than just solving issues between two people. Parents must create a child custody order in their ...
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