Highlights of 2012

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Immigration Highlights for 2012

By David M. Sperling
Attorney

 

This past year was a watershed moment for immigration, with the crushing defeat of Gov. Romney in the presidential elections, which many analysts attributed to the Republicans’ hostile attitudes towards immigrants. I am certain we will never again hear a serious politician utter the word “self-deportation.”

The Obama administration introduced a DREAM-lite program and tweaked the regulations that will help legalize hundreds of thousands of other undocumented immigrants. This coming year ...

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WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR “DEFERRED ACTION”?

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WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR “DEFERRED ACTION”?

by David Sperling, Esq.
The registration period for “DREAMers,” or undocumented immigrants who came to the United States during their childhood, started on Aug. 15. There is no deadline. Officially, the program is called “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA).

Basically, this program, announced on June 15, will give certain undocumented immigrants the opportunity to obtain employment authorization and to stop deportations. According to government officials, an undocumented immigrant may apply for consideration for Deferred Action ...

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La Secretaria Napolitano Anuncia Proceso De Acción Diferida Para Jóvenes Que Sean De Baja Prioridad Para La Aplicación De La Ley

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15 de junio, 2012
Contacto: Oficina de Prensa del DHS, (202) 282-8010

WASHINGTON— La Secretaria de Seguridad Nacional, Janet Napolitano, anunció hoy que con vigencia inmediata, ciertos jóvenes que entraron en los Estados Unidos siendo niños jóvenes, que no presentan un riesgo para la seguridad nacional ni para la seguridad pública y que cumplen con varios criterios clave serán considerados para recibir alivio contra la deportación o contra el inicio del proceso de deportación. Aquéllos que demuestren que cumplen con los ...

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Secretary Napolitano Announces Deferred Action Process for Young People Who Are Low Enforcement Priorities

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Release Date: June 15, 2012

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

WASHINGTON— Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced that effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children, do not present a risk to national security or public safety, and meet several key criteria will be considered for relief from removal from the country or from entering into removal proceedings. Those who demonstrate that they meet the criteria will be ...

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Our Hulda Mazariegos Becomes a U.S. Citizen

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January 4 was a historic day for our paralegal Hulda Mazariegos, who I first met 7 years ago when I represented her in deportation proceedings. Hulda became a U.S. Citizen.

This might not sound like such a great accomplishment, but Hulda overcame incredible obstacles to reach this stage. Univision did a terrific job in reporting on Hulda’s citizenship ceremony and even pulled out 2004 archival footage from when she was in deportation proceedings.  (That’s me with Hulda’s family members, waving their ...

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Our Hulda Mazariegos Becomes a U.S. Citizen

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Our Hulda Mazariegos Becomes a U.S. Citizen

January 4 was a historic day for our paralegal Hulda Mazariegos, who I first met 7 years ago when I represented her in deportation proceedings. Hulda became a U.S. Citizen.

This might not sound like such a great accomplishment, but Hulda overcame incredible obstacles to reach this stage. Univision did a terrific job in reporting on Hulda’s citizenship ceremony and even pulled out 2004 archival footage from when she was in deportation proceedings.  (That’s me ...

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Nueva regla ayudará a familiares de ciudadanos a obtener una tarjeta de residencia permanente

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Por:  Abogado David M. Sperling*

Una propuesta para corregir un notorio inconveniente en la ley de inmigración podría permitir a cientos de miles de inmigrantes indocumentados obtener una tarjeta de residencia permanente.

La propuesta, anunciada por el gobierno de Obama el 6 de enero, repararía la trampa burocrática que ha mantenido a los cónyuges y a los niños inmigrantes de ciudadanos de los E.U.  en situación ilegal.
La nueva norma, que se espera entre en vigor en aproximadamente un año, permitirá a algunos ...

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Highlights of 2011

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                         Looking Back at 2011, and Looking Forward to New Year

      The past year was the most exciting, challenging and successful year in our firm’s history. 

      The stories of two of our clients, Emily Ruiz and Julia Caceres, make headlines around the world and put a human face on the issue of illegal immigration.   In a year dominated by hateful legislation and rhetoric, we were able to portray the cruel and inhumane consequences of the administration’s immigration policies.

       I ...

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México y otros 13 países fustigan ley inmigratoria de Utah

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La legislación se inspiró en la polémica Ley SB1070 de Arizona

SALT LAKE CITY – México y otros 14 países latinoamericanos estiman que la nueva ley inmigratoria de Utah perjudica las relaciones diplomáticas con Estados Unidos.

El periódico Deseret News reportó el miércoles que 14 países latinoamericanos presentaron recientemente un escrito del tipo Amicus curiae -de los realizados por terceros ajenos a un litigio- en apoyo a una demanda entablada por el Departamento de Justicia contra los intentos del gobierno estatal de ...

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