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Stephen K. Tills, Attorney at LAW

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A.G. announces end to DACA program

DACA:  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Deferred Action is not a permanent lawful status in the U.S., only temporary.The Action being deferred is deportation. It is not Lawful Permanent Resident (green card) status, and thus it does not offer a path to citizenship. Renewals accepted for additional 6 months Those seeking to renew their DACA …

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Trump Implements Increased Vetting of Visa Applicants

The Trump administration has enhanced the screening of Visa applicants in 3 recent measures.  These actions support the campaign promise use extreme vetting of visa applicants. First,  the recent program of expedited visas for certain non-immigrants has been cancelled.  Second,  DOS has added a new form form, DS-5535, Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants,   which standardizes the collection …

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DHS Establishes New Enforcement Policies

The Trump administration has issued new enforcement guidelines following the Executive Order, parts of which were stayed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The two DHS memos dated February 20, 2017,  separately address Immigration enforcement at the Border, and Enforcement priorities in the Interior. They are meant to implement the Executive Orders issued by …

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Roll-out of the Trump Immigration E.O.s

Trump’s Immigration Executive Order (EO ) Sends Shock Waves. Of the 8 policy changes made on Friday, the 2 causing the most confusion were the suspension of Visas from Nationals of the 7 primarily muslim countries, and the 90 day pause on refugee admissions.  After the announcement, Winning?   Yyyeee … No.  The roll-out of …

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Real Immigration Reform would help drain the Federal Court swamp.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association, AILA, has reacted to the election of Donald Trump with  . . let’s say . . .  concern, to keep it  non-inflammatory. But AILA should see a great opportunity for much needed improvements in the Immigration laws of our country.  Here are a couple . . . in my mind …

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DHS mistakenly grants citizenship to deported aliens. Q: Can citizenship be revoked?

Amidst the coverage of the terrorist bombings in New York and New Jersey on Monday (Sept.19/16), a story broke that DHS mistakenly granted citizenship to some 800 aliens who were under orders of deportation. The explanation was that the people had been deported under different names, and that their fingerprint results were lost or unavailable. …

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Notes on the Trump Immigration Plan

Presidential candidate Donald Trump set forth his proposed changes to Immigration policy, as follows:  Build the wall Cut Federal funding to Sanctuary Cities The House Appropriations Committee in July 2015 adopted an amendment into a spending bill that would make “sanctuary cities”  ineligible for federal grants if they refuse to cooperate with federal officials in immigration …

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Temporary Protected Status for Syrians

THE TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS (TPS) PROGRAM BREAKING NEWS The Obama Administration just extended TPS status for Syrians through March, 2018. This temporary status has been used to protect nationals from strife-ridden countries since its inception in 1990.  Other Countries currently extended TPS protection by the U.S. are:  El Salvadore, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guinea, Nepal, Somalia, Sudan, …

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New Rule Authorizes More 5 Year Waivers

NON-IMMIGRANT WAIVERS The Obama administration has announced that most non-immigrant waivers will be granted for a 5 year period.  Currently, waivers may be granted for either 1 or 5 years, but first time grants are normally for 1 year.  The 1 year grant is a problem for practitioners because of the lengthy adjudication period involved with the waiver applications. Adjudications of the waiver applications by the Admissibility Review Office …

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Why you may be inadmissible to the U.S. for crimes committed decades ago.

BASIS FOR INADMISSIBILITY Because there is no statute of limitations, detrimental reliance, unclean hands , or other black letter Criminal law principals applied to U.S. Immigration law.  A person who has committed a criminal conviction that is a basis of inadmissibility to the U.S. is inadmissible regardless of when it was committed or how many …

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