What will 2021 bring for DACA and Dreamers?

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been in flux for the last few years, putting the future of all “Dreamers” in doubt. Where do things stand now? What’s expected in 2021? Below are some things that you should know. The Supreme Court punted, but challenges keep rising The June decision by the […]

How you are protected from national origin discrimination at work

Immigrants are essential to the U.S. economy, and workers from all over the world provide valuable contributions to workplaces across the country, regardless of whether they have lived in the United States for a matter of months or for many years. While your national origin is likely to play a significant part in your sense […]

Received a Notice to Appear? Deportation is a serious threat

Even if you know someone who the authorities deported from the U.S., it is easy to assume it will never happen to you or your family. However, believing you are somehow immune could be a big mistake. According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) statistics, their officers deported 267,000 non-U.S. citizens during 2019. Deportation […]

What rights do all employees have regardless of immigration status?

Individuals who are undocumented might think that they have to deal with whatever an employer chooses to do. There are some specific rights that all employees have, and documentation isn’t a factor when it comes to the protections for employees. It’s important that all workers understand these points. This can help them ensure that their […]

Could you lose your green card?

It takes a lot of hard work to get a US green card. Over the last four years, there have been attempts to make immigration harder. While some have failed, getting another green card will be hard if you lose yours. Once you get one, you need to avoid doing anything which could cause the […]

What do you need to know about provisional unlawful presence waivers?

Foreign nationals who are preparing to leave the U.S. for an immigrant visa interview must first secure an unlawful presence inadmissibility waiver before doing so. Some of the individuals needing to secure this waiver before their departure include U.S. citizens’ immediate relatives such as parents, spouses and children. They may all be able to secure […]

What does national origin mean?

It’s illegal for employers to discriminate based on your national origin. This, to many people, seems repetitive. They already can’t discriminate based on ethnicity or race. Wouldn’t that generally cover national origin? It may. For instance, if someone was born in Mexico and immigrated to the United States, they could be discriminated against based on […]

What kinds of criminal offenses can impact your immigration status?

As someone in the United States on a visa or who has not yet completed the naturalization process, it’s important to know that there are restrictions that impact your rights. If you wind up arrested for a criminal offense and eventually charged, you may worry about what that criminal charge will mean for your future. […]

Preparing for your Stokes interview with USCIS

You know that your marriage is real and not some kind of scam designed to get your spouse a green card — but the authorities at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) weren’t convinced. Now, you and your spouse are scheduled for a second interview. Known as a Stokes interview, this is your shot to […]

Can you use marijuana legally if you aren’t a U.S. citizen?

If you’re an immigrant living in Colorado, you probably know by now that the state has a robust medical marijuana program. It has also legalized the recreational use of the drug for adults 21 years of age and older. Don’t get caught in a trap, however. There’s a massive disconnect between state law and federal […]