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LGBTQ Asylum Considerations

Individuals being persecuted because of their sexual orientation and identified gender is not a new phenomenon. Oftentimes, those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) are the victims of discrimination, trauma, and persecution. Many LGBTQ refugees who fear that they will be harmed based on their gender identity or sexual Read More

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Texas Immigration Block Being Challenged Across the Country

Mexican-born José Lopez, now living in Chicago, is challenging a recent federal court decision, which he argues was unfairly applied to his case. After the decision in Texas v. United States, the United States Citizen & Immigration Services (USCIS) revoked Lopez’s three-year work permit granted under the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 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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""With an extensive criminal history: over 14 arrests, 2 State prison bids and several felony convictions no lawyer wanted my case in 2010. Thanks to the experts at Bretz & Coven who worked diligently and with precision, today I am a United States citizen." - E.A. Brooklyn, NY

"Absolutely one the best, if not the best immigration attorneys. They helped from start to finish in my green card process. At no point was I blind-sided by anything. Simply amazing!" - Leon B. Jersey City,

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