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What are Removal Proceedings and Bond Hearings in Immigration?

By admin | December 27, 2022

In general, when a person is detained by immigration, they are placed in an ICE Detention Facility. While in detention, a person will be placed in removal proceedings, but may also request to have a bond hearing. Both will occur in detention, but are separate proceedings. Removal Proceedings When a person is detained by immigration,…

What is Special Immigrant Juvenile Status?

By admin | December 1, 2022

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), is a pathway to citizenship for certain minors who are in the United States. Many juveniles enter the United States either with or without their parents with the hopes of a better life or at the very least with the hopes of leaving behind past hardships. If a juvenile is…

The Consequences of Working without Employment Authorization in the United States

By admin | October 26, 2022

It is estimated that there are millions of immigrants living and working in the United States. While some may have legal status, many do not, and are working without employment authorization. There may be severe immigration consequences for those who work without authorization. What is unauthorized employment? USCIS defines unauthorized employment as any service or…

The Consequences of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs

By admin | September 29, 2022

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious offense with severe legal consequences. If you are caught driving under the influence, you will likely face jail time, hefty fines, and a suspended license. In some states, you may also be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. Jail Time…