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Award winning immigration lawyer. Fierce litigator. Passionate about Immigrants. Patriotic American.🇺🇸
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Sep 23, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
Let's do a summary of what public benefits are included in the public charge assessment and what are not.
Aug 4, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
Federal Judge orders full restart of DACA program - The restart won’t be immediate. U.S. District Judge John Bates said the order would be delayed until Aug. 23 to allow the government to appeal.… In a 25-page opinion Friday, Bates, an appointee of former President George W. Bush, rejected the administration’s argument that the original decision to end DACA remained sound. #DACA
Jul 31, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
A short important thread on DACA: 1- Those who have DACA, go ahead & put in your renewal application even if your status doesn’t expire in 150 days. USCIS will accept the renewal application for NOW. 2. As of Aug. 8 there could be a 🛑 stop on all renewals from a fed judge in TX. Update on DACA litigation:…
Jul 31, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
While a lot of focus is on families separated, & rightfully so; there is a whole lot happening in other arenas in immigration. In Texas, those who file to become US Citizens have to wait 18 months to get an interview. The wait is the longest & prevents new citizens from voting. Citizenship applications are surging in San Diego but the process for approval is slowing down…
Jul 19, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, a drafter of the Refugee Act of 1980, resigns from the Homeland Security Advisory Committee. This is a powerful read: "The Refugee Act was adopted against the background of the Holocaust, in which the US took only a tiny handful of refugees from the Nazis, leaving untold numbers to perish at their hands. The Act was intended to prevent any repetition of that.....
Jul 15, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
Lilian Martinez is my client. She is an asylum seeker from Guatemala. She was released by ICE, but her 5 yr old son is detained at Bokenkamp in Corpus Christi, TX. She hasn’t seen her son since May. Please RT @marianaatencio @MichaelAvenatti @Lawrence @miguelmarquez @RAICESTEXAS HSS has done a DNA test & we have presented Lilian’s 5 yr old son’s birth certificate to the govt. He is being jailed in a facility for kids aged 7-17 but he is only 5 yrs old. This child must be returned to his mother. @JacksonLeeTX18 @BetoORourke @SenWarren @JulianCastro @MSNBC