Happy Holidays from GLG team!
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Happy Holidays from GLG team!
Thank you from one happy client.
Our new office photo in 2019.
Happy 4th of July from all of us at Garfield Law Group!
The Department of Homeland Security targeted individuals for "failing to depart the U.S. as previously agreed," among other factors. It's the latest effort to clamp down on interior enforcement.
Garfield Law Group's presentation on Finding the Right Path: Immigration and Doing Business in the United States at the Workshop on Finance & Investment organized by the World Bank!
Garfield Law Group conducting outreach into immigrant communities 💛 We love our clients.
Good news for D.C. residents applying for citizenship. Mayor Bowser is announcing a $100,000 grant to help D.C. immigrants offset the cost of applying for citizenship ☺️🇺🇸
The fund will provide each person with up to $725 to help offset the costs of applying for citizenship.
Garfield Law Group attorneys Dan Diskin and Meredith Jolie won their removal case at the Philadelphia Immigration Court today. The Judge granted asylum. We couldn’t be happier for our client.
GLG attorney Catherine Reynolds provides expert commentary about asyulm during her interview with The Washington Post. Go to 1:30 in the video to see Catherine.
Applying for asylum in the U.S. has always been a difficult and complicated process, but it is even more so under President Trump. Here's how his changes are impacting the chances of success for those fleeing war and poverty.
Happy New Year to all of our Habesha friends and clients.
This is far from being over.
The Trump administration says it will not meet the deadline to reunite all children with their parents.
How about some good news today? Congratulations to 14,000 immigrants who became U.S. citizens today 😃🇺🇸 Happy 4th of July, everyone🗽
Despite the government’s rhetoric, immigrants are still choosing to become U.S. citizens every day.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
Extremely disappointed in today's #MuslimBan decision out of the Supreme Court. We believe in religious freedom for ALL people. Everyone means everyone. No exceptions. #NoBanNoWall
GLG attorney Meredith Jolie (on the right) attended the annual conference for the American Immigration Lawyers Association. At the conference, immigration attorneys from across the nation come together to develop cutting edge strategies in our continued fight for immigrant communities. Immigration law is changing week by week. Strong and effective advocacy is more important than ever.
On behalf of AILA DC, GLG attorney Catherine Reynolds presented the DC Chapter Pro Bono Award to Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Washington.
The American Immigration Council provides an update on the current status at the border: "Yesterday’s order permits DHS to imprison mothers and possibly also fathers with their minor children together in existing family detention centers – in Dilley, Karnes, and Berks – in addition to one of several military bases that have been proposed by the government. Apart from the fact that a military base is not an appropriate setting for vulnerable asylum seekers who have just endured a perilous journey to the United States – and certainly not for children – at least one of the proposed sites is located in a remote location, hours from the nearest large metropolitan center. This would keep asylum seekers far from pro bono attorneys and experts who can help them win their cases.
The order offers no recourse to the over 2,300 children who have been ripped from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border in the past several weeks. Many parents – who were criminally prosecuted shortly after crossing the border – have since been deported from the United States, without their children.
Many parents have reported that they have not been given any information about their children’s whereabouts. The Trump administration has a logistical nightmare on its hands and does not appear to be taking any meaningful steps to address it"
Much has remained unclear about how executive order will be implemented.
Great evening celebrating GLG attorney Catherine Reynolds on her final evening as Chair (or President) of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA DC). Catherine has spent five years serving on the Executive Committee for AILA DC, which is one of the largest chapters in the nation. She has been a leading advocate fighting for immigrant rights, acting as a liaison with U.S. government officials, supporting pro bono efforts, coordinating education classes, and serving our local community of immigration attorneys on many levels. Catherine, your dedication and committment are inspiring. Sincere gratitude for all of your hard work and service. Our hats off to you.
American Immigration Council
“In the biggest setback yet for the Trump administration in its decision to end a program that protects undocumented young adults from deportation, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the government must resume accepting new applications.”
"The Supreme Court handed President Trumo a significant defeat Monday, turning down the administration's plea for a quick ruling on the president's power to end special protections for so-called Dreamers. The Court's decision not to hear the administration's appeal immediately could keep in place a legal shield for the nearly 700,000 young immigrants for the rest of this year, and perhaps longer."
The Supreme Court acts on DACA appeal from Trump administration lawyers.
Celebrating immigrant representation on Team USA 🥇🇺🇸
Roughly 6 percent—or 178 Olympians—of all athletes in in this year’s games are competing for a country they weren’t born in.
Important information: effective 01/29/2018, individual filing for asylum will be scheduled for their asylum interviews very quickly. This is USCIS' effort to deter individuals from filing frivolous asylum cases in order to take advantage of the backlog and lengthy delays in processing.
Reuters: U.S. Immigration Agency to Review Newest Asylum Cases First in Bid to Deter Fraud http://ow.ly/yHBD30i7KU0
Please contact our office if you have any questions about the recent DACA developments.
With proposals for a solution coming from every side, here are the three DACA developments you need to know:
President Trump's Third Travel Ban Blocked By Courts
Trump’s third travel ban was blocked in federal court Tuesday night. The ban would have indefinitely suspended entry from six Muslim-majority countries.
Trump administration announces new travel restrictions.
The Trump administration has unveiled new travel restrictions on certain foreigners from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen as a replacement to a central portion of its controversial travel ban signed earlier this year.
Helpful chart for DACA beneficiaries.
Another DACA resource! This infographic will help community members and DACA recipients understand if they are eligible to renew their DACA now: www.ilrc.org/daca-renewal-infographic. We're in the process of developing more resources for legal service providers and community members. Help us promote our resources by sharing. #DefendDACA #HereToStay
Trump administration issues new visa sanctions on 4 countries in retaliation for their stance on deportation: Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.
"Eritreans will face far broader restrictions, as all nationals applying for a visa from within Eritrea now are barred indefinitely from receiving B visas for business or tourist travel to the United States. For decades, Eritrea has generally refused to accept deportees from the United States. This is because Eritrea practices a policy of only permitting “voluntary repatriations” of deportees, accepting only those who agree to be deported. Eritrea has not publicly responded to the visa sanctions. However, human rights advocates have strongly decried any push to deport people to Eritrea, a country recently described by the State Department as an 'authoritarian regime.'"
The Trump administration has declared four countries “recalcitrant” for refusing to accept the return of immigrants that the United States has deported.
Important information for DACA beneficiaries:
* USCIS will not accept new applications for DACA after September 5, 2017.
* Applications filed before September 5th that are pending will continue to be processed.
* Anyone whose DACA expires between now and March 5, 2018 can apply for a final two-year renewal. Individuals must submit their applications by October 5, 2017.
* For others, legal status ends as early as March 6, 2018.
Memorandum from Acting Secretary Duke to Component Heads on Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
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