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February 14

Latest Immigration Case Results

Great win in immigration court last Friday. Client, a legal permanent resident, was charged with possession of marijuana. Client was given deferred adjudication for 6 months and successfully completed all the requirements to get the case dismissed. Immigration Services placed client in proceedings to remove him to his native country after returning from trip abroad.

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January 14

Immigration Reform Push for 2014

Boehner says GOP will soon outline immigration position

“John [Boehner] said that he’s going to come out with principles [on immigration],” King said. “He didn’t say when, but I got the impression that it’d be sooner rather than later.”

Read more at The Washington Post

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December 23

Documentation Proving Bona Fide Marriage

Obtaining permanent resident status through marriage starts with a petition that is filed by the U.S. citizen or resident spouse. The purpose of the petition is to classify a spouse as the beneficiary and as an immediate relative, pursuant to section 201(b) (2) (A) (i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended. Often times

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December 5

Illinois Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Illinois Is Biggest State to Issue License to Undocumented Immigrants, California Up Next

On January 27, 2013, the governor of Illinois signed Senate Bill 957 into law allowing non-visa status individuals to obtain a temporary visitor driver’s license. In November Illinois’ Secretary of State’s Office began accepting appointments for the Temporary Visitors Driver’s License (TVDL)

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November 25

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Holds (ICE Holds)

If you are undocumented in the United States and you get arrested in Harris County, there is a good possibility that an Immigration “ICE” Hold will be placed on you once you get to the county jail. It is typically better to finish the criminal case first, and then work on the immigration case. Read

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