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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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Obama Asks Supreme Court to Rehear DAPA Case

President Barack Obama recently requested that the Supreme Court rehear the case of Texas v. United States, in which the eight justices were split on deciding whether DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) should be implemented. This was reported by UPI. When the executive order was announced in 2014, twenty-five states — led by Read More

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Undocumented Indian and Pakistani Immigrants Also Affected by Supreme Court’s Decision of DAPA

After it was announced on June 23 that the Supreme Court was split 4-4 on President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration — known as DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) — the media focused its attention on the undocumented Latino immigrants who feared being deported and separated from their families here legally in Read More

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Undocumented Immigrant Covered Under DACA Receives Temporary Reprieve from Deportation Action

Lesly Sophia Cortez-Martinez, an undocumented 32-year-old immigrant, had found a reprieve under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Ms. Cortez-Martinez came to America when she was 15 years old, and has three children living in the United States. Recently, Ms. Cortez-Martinez visited her mother in Mexico with permission from the U.S. Citizenship Read More

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What Does the Expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program Mean?

On June 15, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security announced that certain people who had come to the United States as children could request deferred action on removal for a period of two years, subject to renewal. Those who qualified would be granted work authorization. On November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced executive action 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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