5  Things to Know about the Latest USCIS DACA Announcement – National Immigration Law Center

1. USCIS is now accepting certain DACA renewal applications – check with your attorney for details.
2. USCIS will not accept new DACA applications from people who haven’t applied previously.
3. Requests for Advance Parole from DACA recipients will not be accepted.
4. We do not know how long USCIS will continue to accept DACA renewal applications.
5. Our fight to get the Dream Act passed by January 19 continues!

SEE Source: Five Things to Know about the Latest USCIS Announcement – National Immigration Law Center

Venezuela Releases Some Political Prisoners

“Imposed prosecutor general Tarek William Saab and chief justice Maikel Moreno announced that prosecutors and courts had been ordered to comply with the ANC’s decision and proceed to release a group of political prisoners with precautionary measures. I’m always willing to mention Saab’s huge syntax mistakes, which make him reveal truths, such as his tweet summarizing yesterday’s decision: “The truth commission (…) will continue reviewing the applicable cases, linked to the political violence that broke out in Venezuela in pursuit of national reconciliation and peace,” in other words, the prosecutor recognizes that the goal of protests was to achieve reconciliation. In any case, both did their best to show how the Executive Branch controls the public apparatus, without independence or autonomy.”


Tenias familia de Venezuela que estan viviendo en los E.E.U.U., hable con un abogado licensiado sobre asilo politico.

ICE Plans Massive Raids on Immigrant Communities Starting Mid-September

“We encourage community members at risk to review their safety plans and tips for how they can defend their rights if they encounter ICE,” said Mary Meg McCarthy, executive director, National Immigrant Justice Center. “All people have the right to remain silent. If stopped or arrested, you do not have to answer an immigration agent’s questions. If an immigration agent knocks on your door and does not have a warrant, do not open the door.”

Source: http://www.detentionwatchnetwork.org/pressroom/releases/2017/trump-plans-massive-raids-immigrant-communities-starting-mid-september

Lin Manuel Miranda: Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)

Mi gente, Lin Manuel Miranda, releases new video off the Hamilton Mixtape (a set of remixes based on Miranda’s massive Broadway musical’s soundtrack).

Also features Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Riz Ahmed a.k.a. Riz M.C. Ahmed plays Imperial Cargo Pilot Bohdi Rook, who changes his allegiances after understanding the true evil of the Empire – the creation of the Death Star in secret, away from the prying eyes of the galactic press core. He decides not to follow orders and finds his end in sacrificing himself in the quest for top secret information.

Is this too on the nose?

Anyway, back to our regularly scheduled programming, Lin Manuel Miranda’s Immigrants (We Get the Job Done):



 

USCIS Introduces NEW Form for Green Card Applicants

Agency Publishes Revised Form I-485 and Instructions:

Source: USCIS Introduces Redesigned Form for Green Card Applicants | USCIS

The new form is 18 pages long.  Advice to applicants is to be sure to check any and all information on the form before signing it, and have a licensed attorney help.

Call the Arandia Law Firm for assistance and a consultation: (212) 586-0500

Best Wishes & Hopes on World Refugee Day

Today is World Refugee Day!

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NYT: High Stakes on Immigration Check-Ins

The New York Times published this article regarding check-ins with deportation officers, featuring a former colleague of mine:

“ICE is more inclined to enforce, from their perspective, the immigration law,” Ms. David added, “and if you have a final order of removal, you’re going to have to try and rectify it.”

Or else, she said, deportation will follow.

There seems to be no consistent policy from one field office to the next, lawyers say. The immigration agency was not immediately able to provide statistics regarding those who were detained or deported as a result of their check-ins, or how the frequency of those check-ins had changed.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/11/nyregion/ice-immigration-check-in-deportation.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=0

In short, they are not routine anymore. You should – and must – have some motion or application in process and should bring your attorney. If you don’t have an attorney, please get one to move your process along and allow immigration officers to put off any sort of action against you!