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Legal Consequences on Cuban Immigrants After the End of “Wet Foot, Dry Foot”

On January 12, 2017, President Barack Obama ended the United States longstanding policy “wet foot, dry foot” regarding Cuban citizens. “Wet foot, dry foot” was a policy that resulted from a 1995 revision to the Cuban Adjustment Act that allowed for Cuban citizens to obtain legal permanent resident status after a year despite an illegal [ Read More… ]

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How will ICE policy change under Donald Trump?

There were more deportations under the Obama administration than any other U.S. president. Could there be more during the Trump administration? If President Trump’s promises of mass deportations during his campaign are any indication, then that could be a possibility. In the most recent study in 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) estimates that [ Read More… ]

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Negative Consequences of the Pre-Trial Intervention Program and Pre-Trial Diversion Program on Non-U.S. Citizens

So, you have just been arrested for the first time.  You go to court.  You are advised that you are eligible for a diversion program offered to first-time offenders that will result in a dismissal of your charges.  No big deal right?  You do a few months of probation, pay a few hundred dollars, complete [ Read More… ]

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Supreme Court Blocks President Obama’s Immigration Reform (DAPA and DACA)

On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in a 4-4 decision the United States Supreme Court effectively blocked the deferred action immigration reform, commonly referred to as DACA and DAPA. According to reports the deferred action programs would have allowed an estimated 4 million undocumented individuals reside and work legally in the United States. What is Deferred [ Read More… ]

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