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Texas Judge Puts New Immigration Policies on Hold Posted on Feb 17

Yesterday in Texas v. United States, Judge Andrew Hanen issued an injunction which stops the government from implementing certain new immigration policies announced by President Obama in November. This temporary injunction halts “the implementation of the DAPA [Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents]   …Continue Reading Texas Judge Puts New Immigration Policies on Hold

Where Can I Read the New Immigration Law? Posted on Nov 26

Despite news reports to the contrary, President Obama did not issue an Executive Order on immigration last week.  There is no one order or document for you to read.  Instead, he announced “executive action.” While this phrase can have different meanings, in this case, it   …Continue Reading Where Can I Read the New Immigration Law?

SJC rules for clearer advice on immigration consequences of criminal convictions Posted on May 20

The Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that vague advice that a defendant could be “eligible for deportation” was constitutionally deficient, and as a result, Elan DeJesus suffered prejudice. Ruling that the consequences of conviction of possession with intent to distribute are clear and explicit, since   …Continue Reading SJC rules for clearer advice on immigration consequences of criminal convictions