Is a DUI conviction enough to lead to deportation?

Fortunately, a DUI itself is not a basis for deportation in the Immigration and Nationality Act. However, the circumstances under which you found yourself when the DUI occurred could. If it can be shown that you are not of good or moral character, then it is possible for you to be deported, but that’s not […]

Sexual harassment at work doesn’t always involve flirting

Sexual harassment at work can come in many different forms. For most people, the term sexual harassment implies a boss or co-worker flirting with someone who isn’t interested. Unwanted sexual advances can make people feel very uncomfortable, especially if someone tries to use their position of authority to coerce someone else into agreeing to a […]

Potential green card marriage questions

You know that your marriage is real. It’s not just a tactic to get a green card. You immigrated to the United States, fell in love with a native citizen, and decided to tie the knot. The green card is a nice bonus to keep you together, but that’s it.  Still, the authorities may not […]

A plea bargain is extra risky for immigrants facing charges

The U.S. criminal justice system often doesn’t send people accused of crimes to trial. Prosecutors often push plea bargains to ensure a high conviction rate and reduce court costs. To those facing serious criminal charges, pleading guilty to a reduced charge that offers lower penalties can seem very tempting. However, plea bargains carry with them […]

What will 2021 bring for DACA and Dreamers?

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been in flux for the last few years, putting the future of all “Dreamers” in doubt. Where do things stand now? What’s expected in 2021? Below are some things that you should know. The Supreme Court punted, but challenges keep rising The June decision by the […]

How you are protected from national origin discrimination at work

Immigrants are essential to the U.S. economy, and workers from all over the world provide valuable contributions to workplaces across the country, regardless of whether they have lived in the United States for a matter of months or for many years. While your national origin is likely to play a significant part in your sense […]

Received a Notice to Appear? Deportation is a serious threat

Even if you know someone who the authorities deported from the U.S., it is easy to assume it will never happen to you or your family. However, believing you are somehow immune could be a big mistake. According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) statistics, their officers deported 267,000 non-U.S. citizens during 2019. Deportation […]

What rights do all employees have regardless of immigration status?

Individuals who are undocumented might think that they have to deal with whatever an employer chooses to do. There are some specific rights that all employees have, and documentation isn’t a factor when it comes to the protections for employees. It’s important that all workers understand these points. This can help them ensure that their […]

Could you lose your green card?

It takes a lot of hard work to get a US green card. Over the last four years, there have been attempts to make immigration harder. While some have failed, getting another green card will be hard if you lose yours. Once you get one, you need to avoid doing anything which could cause the […]