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DACA

Today the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program alive, despite the Trump...

Immigration Attorney

Did you know you can apply for a spousal permanent resident even if you’re divorcing (or have already divorced) a...

Video Blog

If you had a good credit score we can help you get it recognized and transferred to your valid Social Security.

DACA

If your DACA is up for renewal any time in 2020, Michael Brooks Jimenez recommends you go ahead and apply for renewal...

Worker's Comp

Did you know that you can file a workers’ compensation case for an injury that occurred slowly over a long period of...

Personal Injury

If you’ve never hired a personal injury attorney before, you may have questions about how it works: cost, timing, and...

Personal Injury

At any moment, an unexpected situation could trigger a need for a personal injury attorney - things like a vicious dog...

Immigration

“I am an undocumented immigrant. Can I apply for a permanent residence through marriage to a U.S. citizen?” Absolutely,...

Immigration

Because only so many people can be granted visas each year, many undocumented but legally applying residents end up...

DACA

The Administration just announced it will end DACA, but it will NOT immediately revoke permits. Here are 5 important...

Undocumented

DHS Secretary Kelly told members that the Obama-era program, which shields immigrants brought to the United States as...

Immigration

"Can I file a pardon for my wife? Can I open my own pizza shop with DACA? Do I qualify for a U Visa?" Natalia...

Immigration

"I've been here for 14 years, I have no criminal record, and I have 3 kids. How can I adjust my legal status?"...

DACA

If you were previsouly in removal proceedings, chances are you may be receiving letter asking for you to go back to...

DACA

“There has been no final determination made about the DACA program, which the president has stressed needs to be...

DACA

Attorney Natalia Riveros-Jacobsen answers your immigration questions in a virtual forum via Facebook Live.

Personal Injury

If you have been injured in Oklahoma due to another person’s neglect, then there are 5 things you need to know about...

Immigration

Becoming a legal permanent resident, LPR, can take time depending on a number of factors, but is there one path to a...

Immigration

Although immigrants with a work permit or on an employment visa are legally allowed to work in the U.S., they don't...

Immigration

What is temporary protective status? Who is eligible to apply for this legal status?

DACA

A Representative proposed a plan to identify and turn in to ICE 82,000 non-English speaking students in an effort to...

Immigration

Immigration in the United States is a complex and frequently time-consuming process, even for businesses.

Immigration

The Department of State and the USCIS have teamed up to create a Visa Bulletin that lists the appropriate dates for...

USCIS

For most who carry a LPR card, the general steps to change status from a Permanent Resident to a Citizen involve...

Undocumented

U.S. immigration law has created a number of penalties for those who enter and stay in the country without permission....

Business Immigration

If you have fiancé that resides in a foreign country, it is possible to bring them to the United States and begin your...

Immigration

When it comes to political asylum, the topic can become a little confusing. Allow me to explain how it works.

Personal Injury

If you're new to what a personal injury case is, you may have some confusion over how a claim works and if a lawsuit...

Donald Trump

Federal courts delivered another blow to President Trump's immigration agenda by blocking the Administration from...

Worker's Comp

Have you or a loved one recently been injured in a work related incident? Then it is very important that you read this...

Donald Trump

This week, reports broke out that the first DACA-protected DREAMer was deported under Trump. Now, a lawsuit has been...

Donald Trump

Attorney General Sessions issued an immigration memorandum this past Tuesday, criminalizing charges that were...

Undocumented

Every undocumented immigrant dreams of the day they can become a legal permanent resident and receive their "green...

USCIS

In the weeks following the 2016 election, one of the most common questions I’ve received is “how can I become a US...

USCIS

When an individual is detained by ICE, it is not uncommon for them to sign a "voluntary departure" without realizing...

Donald Trump

President Donald Trump unveiled his first budget blueprint last week & he wants to boost funds for federal agencies to...

Immigration

If you are an undocumented immigrant, a visa holder, a lawful permanent resident, or a naturalized U.S. citizen, there...

Immigration

When someone is arrested for a criminal case, even if they are not convicted, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)...

Immigration

It's extremely important to know your rights before a raid and be prepared. What should you do in case of an...

Undocumented

What some people do not realize is that there is a significant difference between a simple letter written by a notary...

Donald Trump

Earlier this week, Donald Trump delivered a surprising message on immigration reform before a joint session of Congress.

Immigration

Are you a foreign national who wants to apply for a green card, but are hesitating because you have a "record" for a...

Donald Trump

Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security issued 2 memos about Trump's immigration orders establishing stricter...

Immigration

We now know that immigration raids are surging, but what can we do? We must prepare and prevent deportations with a...

Donald Trump

The Trump's administration's new memos from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) leave intact President Barack...

Immigration

If you are not a citizen and you are planning to travel outside of the United States, our first recommendation is not...

USCIS

This is a special notice regarding citizenship for those individuals who recieved their permanent residency through the...

Undocumented

Here's a set of professional tips in case ICE agents knock on your door. Print, read, and make sure your entire family...

USCIS

If you've never had an appointment with an attorney, its possible that you'll arrive without preparation & be unable to...

Donald Trump

President Trump has signed two executive actions regarding immigration and sanctuary cities. Despite this, he says...

Undocumented

During a recent Town Hall hosted by CNN, House Speaker Paul Ryan took a number of questions from the audience regarding...

Donald Trump

President Trump has signed into action a series of executive orders, none of them which would affect the DACA (Deferred...

Undocumented

Let’s go over a couple ways in which you can gain legal status in the USA: legal status through work and legal status...

USCIS

It is important to recognize the difference between temporary work permits and permanent legal statuses. Here are a few...

Donald Trump

Trump's transition team requested information on border security & the capacity for expanding immigrant detention from...

Undocumented

Certain taxpayers will need to renew their Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) with the Internal Revenue...

Undocumented

Do you know your rights during a traffic stop? Knowing your rights as a motorist is important, and can keep you out of...

USCIS

These are the main three things we recommend parents do for their children’s legal protection:

USCIS

If you are considering filing an immigration petition in 2017, you should be aware of the new immigrations fees going...

Undocumented

Since Donald Trump's victory, many undocumented immigrants have been asking me the same question: "How can I find out...

DACA

Bipartisan group of senators unveiled legislation that would extend essential legal protections and work permits for...

Donald Trump

Donald Tump is softening his stance on DREAMers - young undocumented immigrants with DACA - and, now says he's "going...

USCIS

Starting December 23, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will significantly increase fees for...

DACA

GOP Senator Lindsey Graham told Politico that he is working on legislation which would extend legal protections for...

DACA

Will Donald Trump get rid of DACA? A lot of things are uncertain. Here are 5 things you need to know about the DACA...