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Unlawful Presence

Obama's Stateside Family Unity Waiver: How an Immigration Processing Tweak Will Keep American Families Safe And Together

David Leopold | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
David Leopold

Stateside processing of family unity hardship waivers does not change the law -- only Congress can do that. What it does is strike a common-sense balance between rigorous enforcement of the immigration law and the need to keep America's families safe and together.

The Unrealized Dream

Aggie R. Hoffman | Posted 07.04.2012 | Latino Voices
Aggie R. Hoffman

The Dream Act, of bi-partisan interest, focuses on students who were brought to the U.S. as children, some as infants, by parents who entered the U.S. without inspection or remained unlawfully after their period of lawful admission expired.

The Problem With 245(i)

Aggie R. Hoffman | Posted 05.09.2012 | Latino Voices
Aggie R. Hoffman

Often in immigration law multiple sections of legislation converge to impact one another, requiring lawyers and judges to untangle the statutory provisions.

The Provisional Waiver and Reducing the Hardship of Family Separation

Aggie R. Hoffman | Posted 03.11.2012 | Latino Voices
Aggie R. Hoffman

It should be evident that almost no immigration benefit is a simple matter of filling out forms. Attempting to go it alone without representation of an experienced immigration attorney could cause irreversible damage.

Returning to the US As An Immigrant After Unlawful Presence

Aggie R. Hoffman | Posted 02.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Aggie R. Hoffman

The evaluation, advice, and participation of an experienced immigration attorney is often the only key to finding a way out of the maze.