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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT IMMIGRATION LITIGATION

Nguyen Jazrawi & Chen PLLC explains certain facts you should know about immigration litigation.

NEWS

Immigration Accountability Executive Action

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a. series of executive actions aimed at making changes to the U.S. immigration system. Such efforts include expanding the current Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program; creating a. new deferred action program for parents of U.S. citizen of Lawful. Permanent Resident children called Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DADA); improving the current visa system, including changes to employment-based visas; and expanding the family members who are eligible for the provisional waiver process.

Same-Sex Marriages

In Windsor v. United States, the Supreme Court of the United States found section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. This means that legally married same-sex couples are now eligible to receive federal benefits, induding immigration benefits.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several key guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and would then be eligible for work authorization.

Adjustment of Status for TPS Holders

In 2012, a landmark Board of Immigration Appeals case, Matter of Arroballv and Matter of Yerrabellv, 25 I&N  Dec. 771 (B.I.A. 2012), found that TPS holders who entered the U.S. without inspection by an immigration officer (also known as “EWI”) could leave the U.S., reenter and be admitted by an immigration officer, and apply for adjustment of status if they are married to a U.S. citizen spouse without triggering inadmissibility issues for any time spent unlawfully in the United States.

Please stay tuned for more immigration news. If you require assistance with your case or want to see if you qualify for any of these new developments, please contact our office for a consultation.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT IMMIGRATION LITIGATION

Immigration Litigation occurs when there are issues with the immigration process. This can include problems with a visa or need an attorney for defense against deportation. Here are three things to consider regarding immigration litigation.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO AVOID LITIGATION

Although many clients seek out an immigration attorney once they are already in a. situation that requires defense or legal intervention, seeking out legal assistance before a problem can help prevent it in the first place. An immigration lawyer can make sure the necessary documentation is completed correctly when applying for a visa or permanent citizenship, which can help the client avoid running into issues later.

FINDING WAYS TO STAY IN THE COUNTRY

Immigration attorneys assist their clients in cases where they face deportation. Hiring a lawyer in these cases can help a client remain in the country while the case is being litigated. An attorney can assist their client in finding a way to extend their visa or avoid deportation. In short, legal assistance can give an immigrant a second chance before being deported.

HAVING A TRUSTED PARTNER

Immigration Law is complex, and processes like deportation cases can be quite intimidating without qualified legal defense. This type of litigation shouldn’t be faced alone.

When facing immigration litigation challenges, finding a good immigration attorney is the first step in facing the problem. Call Nguyen Jazravri & Chen PLLC for more information on immigration litigation.

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