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Temporary Protected Status Designated Country: Yemen

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The Department of Homeland Security announced yesterday that the Republic of Yemen has been designated for Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for a period of 18 months, beginning September 3, 2015 and running through March 3, 2017.  The Secretary of Homeland Security designated Yemen for TPS due to the ongoing armed conflict within Yemen, such that […]

The Fourth Circuit Allows DHS to Recharge Removability on Same Grounds after Proceedings Terminated Without Prejudice 

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On August 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”)’s termination without prejudice of removal proceedings based on respondent’s conviction of an aggravated felony, do not preclude the government from charging respondent with removability again in the future, based on the same conviction. In Calero […]

Texas Denies Birth Certificates To U.S. Born Children

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Children born in the United States are typically entitled by law to U.S. Citizenship regardless of the immigration status of their parents. However, Texas has complicated the process for undocumented immigrants seeking birth certificates for their U.S. born children. Texas state authorities have made it difficult to use alternative identification for parents who do not […]

Obama Scales Back Deportations

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The Obama administration has begun to shift its immigration policies, rather than being deported, long term-illegal immigrants are being integrated into American society. The nearly 11.3 million undocumented immigrants in the United States can finally breathe a sigh of relief, as agents have narrowed down their deportability efforts to three categories of illegal migrants: terrorism […]

Nebraska Ends Driver’s License Ban for Dreamers

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In the latest of numerous small battles over the rights and future of the Dreamers, the Nebraska legislature has voted 34-10 to pass legislation granting DACA recipients the opportunity to obtain driver’s licenses.  This new law, LB 623, corrects an unusual situation.  Nebraska was the only state denying DACA recipients the right to obtain a […]

Mounting Evidence Documents Contributions of Maryland’s Immigrants

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The American Immigration Council has recently released a report documenting the positive impact immigrants have on Maryland.  Those of us involved with the immigrant community know our communities are forever improved by the presence of immigrants.  It is gratifying is to see the size of the positive impact be documented for everyone to see. For […]

Supreme Court Rules That Only Substances Controlled Under § 802 May Trigger Removal

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The Supreme Court has ruled that only substances controlled by § 802 trigger removal.  In the case of Moones Mellouli, members of the Supreme Court debated under what circumstances § 1227(a)(2)(B)(i) may trigger deportation.  Mellouli, a lawful permanent resident, was arrested for driving under the influence in 2010. During a post arrest search in a Kansas detention […]

Nebraska Ends Driver’s License Ban for Dreamers

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In the latest of numerous small battles over the rights and future of the Dreamers, the Nebraska legislature has voted 34-10 to pass legislation granting DACA recipients the opportunity to obtain driver’s licenses.  This new law, LB 623, corrects an unusual situation.  Nebraska was the only state denying DACA recipients the right to obtain a […]

DAPA and DACA Aren’t Starting Any Time Soon

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The Fifth Circuit has held that the preliminary injunction preventing President Obama’s DAPA and DACA from proceeding may stand until the Fifth Circuit hears the merits of that aspect of the case on July 6th.  A district judge ordered the preliminary injunction because he believed the implementation of the program would produce numerous hardships on […]