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National Day of Action 2018

The beginning of April, I was able to make the journey to our nation’s great capital of Washington D.C. to meet with a group of attorneys, as a part of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)  to discuss several issues that are affecting the community. We had the opportunity to discuss what it would take to get DACA passed in the United States.  Another issue we discussed is the impact that the way the healthcare industry has on US citizen children of immigrants.  Many do not receive the benefits that they are entitled to and we are working with health care providers to make changes in policy to ensure they are getting the benefits they deserve. We also discussed the...

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The Potential Impact of Changes to the TPS Benefit for Immigrants

What does TPS Mean for Immigrants? TPS has recently made news, since our current President has taken office.  Promises to crackdown on “illegal” immigration has thrown many families into panic. Many feel uncertain of what the future may hold for them and their loved ones. What is TPS? “Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is granted by the Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Secretary) to eligible foreign born individuals, who are unable to return home safely due to conditions or circumstances preventing their country from adequately handling the return.” Countries that have been a part of this program have been El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, Sudan, Honduras, Nepal, Syria, Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia. However, with current administration changes the future...

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