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We Are Hiring

We are accepting applications for the position of Immigration Attorney. We handle family-based cases, waivers, asylum, U visas, removal defense, litigation, crimmigration, and appeals. We do not handle business or employment based immigration...

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Preparing for Immigration Enforcement

Preparing for Immigration Enforcement
Susan Reed, the Managing Attorney at the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC), has prepared a 4-minute video that provides some tips on how you can prepare yourself and your family for the possibility of a visit from Immigration and Customs...

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DAPA: The Aftermath

DAPA:  The Aftermath
After the U.S. Supreme Court issued its non-decision in the DAPA case, essentially stating that the lower court's ruling remains in effect, the DAPA case continues as if the Supreme Court had never accepted the case in the first place. The case is...

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We want to hear from you!

We want to hear from you!
We have implemented a comment function to our blog posts.  Click on a blog post title, then tell us what you think.  I'd love to hear your thoughts and engage in discussions.  You can also respond to other comments that have been...

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Asylum Granted

Asylum Granted
This week I had the honor of representing a client in the Immigration Court in Detroit.  My client had entered the United States in the early 1990s.  Although she is from a country that has a history of persecuting persons like herself,...

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Welcoming Syrians

Welcoming Syrians
"You're safe at home now."  These are the words of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to a group of Syrian refugees arriving in Canada. I would like to present a few facts about the Syrian refugee crisis, with a goal of providing a bit of...

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Dear Donald Trump

Dear Donald Trump
We don't approve of your playground bullying.  We need you to take your toys and go home now.  After a licensed mental health professional has authorized your release, then you will be allowed to come out and play again, so long as you...

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DAPA Case Update

DAPA Case Update
As I stated in a previous post, on November 20, the Obama Administration's Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court to review the 5th Circuit's decision to allow the injunction against DAPA to stay in place. On November 23, the attorney...

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A plea for sanity and compassion

A plea for sanity and compassion
These are some of the words engraved on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty: Give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,I lift...

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Esquivel-Quintana v. Lynch, Part 1

Esquivel-Quintana v. Lynch, Part 1
On October 14, 2015, I argued a case at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  The case is titled Esquivel-Quintana v. Lynch.  You may click here to listen to an audio recording of the argument, which runs for 37 minutes. I...

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Esquivel v. Quintana

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Proving U.S. Citizenship

Proving U.S. Citizenship
Some people are actually U.S. Citizens, but don’t realize it. If you were born outside the United States, you might be a U.S. Citizen if one or both of your parents is or was a U.S. Citizen.  The question of whether or not you are a U.S....

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Asylum

Asylum
You might be eligible to apply for asylum if: 1. You have a well-founded fear of being persecuted in your country by government agents, or by people whom the government cannot or will not control, AND 2. The persecution is based on one...

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Opinion: Pass the DREAM Act

Opinion:  Pass the DREAM Act
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and undocumented DREAM-Act eligible youth Gaby Pacheco present compelling arguments for the DREAM Act, a bill in Congress that, if passed, would allow certain persons who were brought to the United States unlawfully...

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