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Temporary Protected Status

Temporary Protected Status, TPS for short, is a special designation from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of a country where the current conditions prevent the safe return of its nationals currently in the US. The reasons for a country to receive that designation include wars, natural disasters, or other extraordinary temporary circumstances. Countries Designated […]

News on DACA

The Department of Homeland Security has decided to take action on DACA after the decision of the Supreme Court ordering them to restore the program as it was established on June 15, 2012. DHS has rescinded the memorandums that eliminated DACA and instead modified the original memorandum from 2012. DHS has implemented the following changes […]

SCOTUS decision on DACA

SCOTUS decision on DACA Today, June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States published its decision against the administration in its quest to terminate DACA and return the programa to what it was when it was enacted in 2012. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a temporary benefit based on an executive order […]

New proclamation restricting certain immigrants

On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, the current administration issued an executive order regarding immigration. The stated goal of the administration is that they are “…taking action to temporarily pause immigration and protect American workers as we confront the coronavirus.” Regardless of the validity of those goals and the effectiveness of this measure, the fact remains […]

New rule on public charge

There is a lot of talk in the news and in the community regarding a new rule from the government regarding people receiving public benefits and how would that may affect their immigration cases. This is not a simple issue and much information out there is not fully accurate. In this post, we seek to […]

Free Legal Screenings for Mexican Nationals

Immigration Services of Catholic Charities Fort Worth, in partnership with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and with the underwriting of the Mexican Consulate in the US, is conducting free legal screenings for Mexican nationals that want to find out their immigration legal options in the US. There are many important reasons why undocumented […]

More thoughts before filing your application

USCIS has changed its policy regarding the way it handles applications that are missing certain documentation. According to a memorandum issued in June and entered into effect on September 11, 2018 now USCIS may deny applications that have been filed without all the necessary documentation without issuing “Requests for Evidence (RFE)” or “Notices of Intent […]