A Guide to the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

When it comes to immigration issues in the United States, one term that tends to strike fear in the minds of immigrants is “ICE.” But, what is ICE, who are they, and what exactly do they do? Read on to find out more. What is ICE? ICE refers to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, […]

What is a Stay of Removal?

Removal proceedings involve a process wherein an immigrant may be forced to leave (i.e., deported) from the United States. A “stay” halts or postpones the order for removal from the U.S. It is important to note that stays are temporary, not permanent. Stays of removal are sometimes automatic, and others are discretionary.  This means that […]

The Demise of DACA: What Should You Do Now?

On September 5, 2017, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions (Attorney General of the United States) announced President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This program shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. These young immigrants were brought to the United States as children by their parents or other relatives […]

An Overview of Labor Certification in the U.S

Employers must jump through certain hoops to offer work to United States immigrants. For example, with few exceptions, companies are required to first obtain a labor certification from the U.S. Department of Labor in order to sponsor a foreigner for permanent residence (“green card”) based on an offer of employment. Certifying the Labor Certification Application […]

Immigration Law 101: Understanding Deferred Action

The term “Deferred Action” is particularly relevant in the context of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a policy that essentially puts off any deportation efforts regarding certain children and adults who arrived in the United States at a certain age and have been residing in the United States for a specified period of […]