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DACA is Coming to an End – What Does That Mean for You?

It was announced today that

SB4: What does the law do?

What is a law called when it causes fear among immigrant communities, authorizes campus police officers to ask about a student

Mexican Consulates Now Issuing Birth Certificates/Consulados de M

Yesterday, the Consulates of Mexico in the United States began a new program. They will now be able to issue copies of birth certificates registered in Mexico. To obtain a certified copy, Mexican nationals should go to the nearest consulate and present an official proof of identity, fill out an application, and provide their Clave

TPS Extended for El Salvador

It’s that time again: re-registration for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended TPS for El Salvador. TPS El Salvador beneficiaries can now apply to re-register. The re-registration period began January 7, 2015 and will run through March 9, 2015. Failure to re-register may

The Fight Against Obama’s Executive Action

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced his executive order, which will bring relief to many undocumented individuals in the United States. Many see Obama’s executive order as a step in the right direction. However, many others don’t see it that way. This past week seventeen states filed a federal lawsuit against President Obama arguing that he violated the “Take Care Clause” of the U.S. Constitution and that the executive order unlawfully placed new burdens on state budgets. The man leading the lawsuit is Attorney General Greg Abbott of Texas, who will take his position as governor of Texas in January. The White House responded to the suit by arguing that President Obama’s executive actions are within his legal authority.

The lawsuit is not surprising. In 2012, when Obama initially announced his executive action for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), he was met with criticism. Legal experts argued that President Obama’s executive action was within his legal authority. Subsequently, Kris Kobach filed a lawsuit arguing that DACA was an abuse of authority. His lawsuit was dismissed on procedural grounds.

President Obama’s executive actions will allow certain parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to seek deferred action. Deferred action is not a pathway to lawful permanent residency or citizenship. It is merely a discretionary determination to defer a removal action of an individual. Deferred action allows individuals to remain in the United States without fear of removal as long as they fulfill

President Obama’s Executive Action: The Facts

Tonight, millions of undocumented parents are

Money Laundering Without Using Banks

It’s almost the end of the year and it looks as if immigration reform will not happen this year. While we wait for change, I will try to post more updates and stories related to immigration and international law.

It seems that the Mexican drug cartels are getting creative in ways to launder their money to Mexico. Here’s an interesting article on how they tried to get away with their scheme: “Drugs, Cash, Luxury Goods, and Maternity Wear” by Jamila Trindle.



Los Mexicanos y NAFTA

El gobierno de los Estados Unidos otorga varias visas temporales. Mexicanos pueden calificar para varias de las visas pero hay una visa espec

Undocumented Children/ Ni


The Department of Homeland Security is being accused of smuggling children. The accuser is a judge from Texas who wrote an order explaining there have been various cases where agents deliver children who are caught crossing the border illegally. From 2010 to 2012 the percentage of children caught crossing rose 81 percent.

Obama put up the DREAMER Act, which relates to these children who are brought to the U.S. Now the DREAMERS are asking for their parents to not be eligible for deportation. In the sense that deportation is immoral that ends up separating families.