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[19 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) is a recent policy change which has given many young people brought to the US illegally hope for a somewhat normal future.  However, after 1 month of accepting applications, it is clear the program is fraught with potential risks and complications.  For those who think it is simply filling out a few forms, it is crucial that an experience immigration attorney be involved in the process because the consequences of misfiled applications can be so serious.
For those that don’t know DACA grants a quasi-legal …

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[4 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

Cancellation of Removal can only be issued by an immigration judge and the applicant must meet certain requirements.  Those requirements differ depending upon whether the applicant is a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) or a non-LPR
Cancellation of Removal for Permanent Residents
A LPR of the United States who is placed in removal proceedings before an Immigration Judge is eligible for Cancellation of Removal if he or she meets the following requirements:
(1) Has been lawfully admitted as a permanent residence for at least five (5) years;
(2) Has resided in the United States continuously for seven …