Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Failures of CBP to Respond to FOIA Requests

Released on Fri, Mar 13, 2015 Washington, D.C.— Yesterday, a class action lawsuit was filed by three immigration attorneys and eleven noncitizens challenging U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) nationwide practice of failing to timely respond to requests for case information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). FOIA gives an individual the right to access […]

The Artesia Children and Women Detention Center Must Be Closed Down

Here are but a few of my observations after doing some pro bono work at the Artesia Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in late August 2014, along with some suggestions as to how you can help to close down this deportation mill. CUSTOMS AND BODER PROTECTION (CBP): CBP Officers falsified records and / or […]

10 Tips For Those Needing Help With An Immigration Matter

  Do not confuse a notary public or an immigration consultant with an immigration attorney.  The first two cannot give legal advice, nor can they call themselves “notarios” or “licenciados”.  In Latin America, a notario is an attorney, which undoubtedly causes confusion here in the US, as a notary is not licensed to practice law […]

How to Prepare for a DACA Renewal

As of the writing of this article (May 23, 2014), USCIS has not released the form needed to renew one’s DACA status, but there are steps that an applicant can take to prepare.  Immigration authorities will require newer documentation of one’s physical presence in the US–that is,  applicants will need to show that they remained […]