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Trump moves to weaken migrant child protection laws

The Trump administration has been under attack over the last few months for its contentious policy of separating migrant children entering the country from their families. Public outcry eventually led to the administration repealing the rule, and family reunification efforts have begun.

Family reunification deadline passed: where we stand now

We’ve posted previously about the current administration’s new zero-tolerance policy on immigration, which has resulted in the forcible separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The policy resulted in nation-wide—as well as international—outrage. Last month, a federal judge issued a court-ordered deadline to reunite all parents with their children by July 26.

Are you more than 100 miles from the border? Why it matters.

Last week, the story of a courageous woman who confronted a border patrol officer on a greyhound bus went viral on social media. The woman—and American citizen—was traveling from California to Nevada. At the state border, it is customary to go through a checkpoint to ensure that no one is carrying any fruit over state lines. In this instance, however, border patrol authorities boarded the bus and demanded to see the passengers’ documentation.

Can my foreign partner marry me abroad and immigrate to the U.S.?

There’s a common misconception that if you, as an American citizen, marry your foreign-born partner abroad, that person automatically earns the right to immigrate to the U.S. In actuality, the process is a bit more complicated than that.

3 tips to preparing for your immigration interview

Going through an immigration interview is a stressful experience for anyone. However, having an experienced immigration attorney on your side can be extraordinarily valuable at getting you prepared and feeling as confident as possible in the interview. Today we provide three tips to help you out:

Can adoption save an undocumented child from deportation?

In this era of uncertainty surrounding the future of the so-called “dreamers” under DACA, you may have questions about other avenues for immigration of young people in the U.S. Perhaps you know an undocumented child and are wondering whether you could adopt them to ensure that they’re safe from deportation.

Benefits for US military family members who are undocumented

Under most circumstances, undocumented immigrants are prohibited from applying for adjustment of status from within the U.S. Additionally, if they leave to apply for a green card, they could be penalized for their illegal stay with a ban of re-entry for three to 10 years.

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