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Ninth Circuit Upholds the Continuation of DACA Nationwide

Recently, the Ninth Circuit upheld a nationwide injunction, keeping the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program alive. In September 2017, the Trump administration announced that it was ending the program gradually, over the course of six months, which prompted protests and legal challenges.   In 2012, the DACA program was implemented by then-President Barack Read More

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What the New Federal Budget Means for Immigration

On March 22, President Donald Trump announced that he signed into law a $1.3 trillion budget that he said will help further his goals of border protection and immigration reform. As part of the budget, the president allocated $1.57 billion for new construction of the border wall and replace any existing fencing that may be Read More

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U.S. Supreme Court refuses to Hear Challenge to DACA Ruling

On February 26, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request from the Trump administration to hear a challenge on a lower court’s ruling to allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) to continue. USA Today reported that the ruling from the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California will remain while the Ninth Read More

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The Controversy Surrounding DACA

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has dominated the news for months, especially since September 2017, when the Trump administration announced its plans to begin eliminating it. The controversy has even gone so far as to cause a government shutdown as Democrats and Republicans have been unable to reach a compromise.   DACA Read More

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Senate GOP Seeks to Draft Own Version of Bill to Protect “Dreamers”

Politico recently reported that a handful of GOP senators are drafting their own version of the DREAM Act that contains proposals — some of which are different than from what President Trump proposed — and is looking to receive bipartisan support from the Democrats. A working group — led by Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who Read More

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10 Percent of DACA Recipients Are LGBT

A recent survey published by The Las Vegas Sun found that, of all undocumented immigrants who benefit from DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), 10 percent identify themselves as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Tom K. Wong of the University of California, San Diego conducted the study, in conjunction with Read More

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President Trump’s List of Demands in Exchange for DACA Support

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been in jeopardy since President Trump announced on September 5, 2017, that he was terminating the program. Mr. Trump stated that he was giving Congress a six-month period to make DACA a legal protection before he starts to phase it out. DACA has protected nearly 800,000 Read More

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DAPA Rescinded, DACA to Stay for Now

On June 14, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it has rescinded Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). DAPA was a program created in 2014 under President Barack Obama. The program would have deferred the deportation of undocumented immigrants, who are parents of U.S. citizens and legal Read More

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New Deportation Guidelines’ Effect on Immigration Courts

In keeping with the terminology used on the campaign trail, President Trump’s new immigration enforcement guidelines will make America’s immigration courts busy again. The immigration-enforcement guidelines issued under President Trump are a vast change from the deportation policies under the Obama administration. While the new guidelines call for the hiring of thousands of more enforcement Read More

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ਟਰੰਪ ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਾਸਨ ਵਿਚ DACA ਦਾ ਭਵਿੱਖ I

ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਪਤੀ ਬਰਾਕ ਓਬਾਮਾ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA (ਡਾਕਾ) ਜੋ ਕਿ ਹੋਣ ਤੱਕ ਛੋਟੀ ਉਮਰੇ ਅਮਰੀਕਾ ਵਿਚ ਆਏ ਬੱਚਿਆਂਜੋ ਕਿ ਕਿਸੇ ਕਾਰਨ ਵਾਪਿਸ ਆਪਣੇ ਮੁਲਕ ਨਹੀਂ ਜਾ ਸਕੇ ਅਤੇ ਅਮਰੀਕਾ ਵਿਚ ਬਿਨਾ ਕਿਸੇ ਇੱਮੀਗਰੇਸਨ ਸਟੇਟਸ ਦੇ ਰਹਿ ਰਹੇ ਸਨ ਨੂੰ ਵਰਕ ਪਰਮਿਟ ਦੇਣ ਦਾ ਉਪਰਾਲਾ ਕੀਤਾਗਿਆ ਸੀ ਜਿਸ ਨਾਲ ਵੱਡੀ ਗਿਣਤੀ Read More

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Immigration Consequences of Criminal and Fraudulent Conduct
The immigration consequences of criminal or fraudulent conduct can be harsh and often illogical. Even a very minor offense could have a dramatic immigration consequence, including deportation, detention without bond, being denied naturalization, a visa or re-entry into the United States. Likewise, the use of fake or fraudulent documents, aliases, and other misrepresentations can have similar immigration consequences. Kerry Bretz and Bretz & Coven have been counseling non-citizen criminal defendants, as well as their lawyers, for over 20 years. We have a long history of strategizing deportation and removal defenses, as well as applications for waivers, in very complicated cases.

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