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Bond Hearings: The Detainee’s Financial Ability to Pay  1200 1197 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

Bond Hearings: The Detainee’s Financial Ability to Pay 

When a foreign national is detained by Immigration & Customs Enforcement, the detainee normally may request a bond hearing before an immigration judge in Immigration Court. The judge may grant bond if the person is not subject to mandatory detention.  Mandatory detention applies to people with certain crimes or who are applying for admission at…

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What’s Next for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program? 849 565 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

What’s Next for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program?

Under the EB-5 Program, entrepreneurs are eligible to apply for permanent resident status (“green card”) if they: (1) make the necessary investment in a commercial enterprise in the United States; and (2) plan to create or preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers. The Immigrant Investor Program, also known as the Regional Center…

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Countdown to DACA’s End – SGG Helps College Students Work on Last Renewals Due this Week 2000 1994 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

Countdown to DACA’s End – SGG Helps College Students Work on Last Renewals Due this Week

SGG responds in a crisis. Joyce Noche, Esq., a Senior Attorney and resident DACA expert who has been working with DACA students since day one and consulted with the Obama administration in DACA’s formation, worked one-on-one with individual DACA students at Cerritos College this past Friday.  Joyce and Family & Removal Group Partner Heather L.…

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Trump Travel Ban Indefinite and Expanded as Supreme Court Cancels Oral Arguments 768 604 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

Trump Travel Ban Indefinite and Expanded as Supreme Court Cancels Oral Arguments

  On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a proclamation replacing his previous Travel Ban Executive Order (“EO-2”), though it is substantially similar in many respects.  The proclamation serves to make the Travel Ban indefinite and modifies the list of countries affected.  Individuals from the designated countries with valid visas may continue to travel to the United…

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Detained Immigrants: Less Likely to Hire an Attorney and More Likely to be Deported  1651 1080 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

Detained Immigrants: Less Likely to Hire an Attorney and More Likely to be Deported 

The use of detention in the context of removal proceedings is on the rise.  According to the Center for American Progress, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) detains 400,000 individuals annually.  With the increase of immigrant detention has come an increase in the use of private prisons.  In 2005, 25% of immigrants in custody were…

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A DUI Spells Trouble for Immigrants 1920 1440 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

A DUI Spells Trouble for Immigrants

Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) can be a devastating offense for an immigrant. Although a “simple” DUI (for example, Cal. Vehicle Code 21352) is not an offense that fits within any of the categories of crimes that makes a foreign national deportable, U.S. immigration authorities consider DUI a priority offense that triggers the…

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Prudential revocation of visa after arrest 150 150 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

Prudential revocation of visa after arrest

Certain criminal convictions may fit within the categories of crimes that render foreign nationals deportable and/or inadmissible. However, even being arrested could trigger the sharing of information from law enforcement authorities with the Department of State. The consular post may revoke a visa after an arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol, without resort…

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