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The 9th Circuit Clarifies When A Person Should be Mandatory Detained After Their Release From Criminal Custody

In Preap v. Johnson, the 9th Circuit held that the mandatory detention provision of § 1226(c) applies only to those criminal aliens detained promptly after their release from criminal custody, not to those detained long after. This is great news for individuals being held without bond due to the violation of a mandatory detention offense that occurred several years prior to their current detainment.

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Newsletter Vol II #4

Hello friends!  The significance of Holly and Ivy during Christmas  Holly and ivy have always been considered magical plants because they are evergreens. They represent eternal life and the cycle of nature. They were used in ancient European rites because Holly represents the masculine and Ivy the feminine elements of nature. Holly also represents Saturnalia, […]

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Newsletter Vol II #1

At last! The provisional waiver we have been talking about and waiting for since last summer is now in full effect. However, its limitations are greater than anticipated. For example, unlike the traditional waiver that considers extreme hardship on either a parent or spouse, the provisional waiver will only consider hardship on the spouse. Another […]

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Newsletter Vol I #4

Our Christmas wish for you: Peace & Happiness Have a healthy and prosperous 2013! Sincerely, Jonathan, Lisa, & Lourdes It used to be that every person who wanted to immigrate to the US but needed an I-601 “pardon” for previous immigration or criminal violations, had to file their “pardon” at the US Consulate handling their case. Beginning […]

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Newsletter Vol I #3

By now, you must have heard about “Deferred Action”, the process that prevents certain eligible people from being placed into removal proceedings or removed from the United States. According to DHS to be considered for deferred action under this process, an individual must: Have come to the United States under the age of sixteen; Have […]

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Newsletter Vol I #2

In our January issue I notified you of the government’s intention to change the way it processes certain waivers of inadmissibility, “pardons” for people who are currently in the United States illegally. The purpose for these changes is to reduce the hardship of family separation and relieve the bureaucratic strain. For example, the United States […]

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Newsletter Vol I #1

Happy New year! Welcome to our quarterly newsletter, Immigration Advantage! Our news capsules will contain simplified case law summaries and legislative updates of the ever-changing immigration laws, including articles on “how-to” file for various benefits with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS, what to expect at interviews, conduct affecting one’s immigration status, confronting state and […]

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