Tips for Your Appointment with Your Lawyer…

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When you visit you lawyer, keep the following in mind: 1. The day before your appointment, look up the address and verify the time of the appointment so that you’re not late. Lawyers plan their agendas weeks in advance, and the lawyer might have to cancel your appointment if you aren’t on time. This may waste precious time for your case! 2. Do not bring your children to the appointment. Your case is extremely important and it requires your full attention. Likewise, the lawyer needs to be able to concentrate so she doesn’t make mistakes when giving legal advice. 3….

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Are You a Priority for Removal Under the New Presidency?

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Below are the priorities for removal, according to the order issued by President Trump on January 25, invalidating the guidelines for detention and deportation issued by the Obama administration in November 2014. The new priorities for removal are as follows: (a) persons who have been found guilty of any criminal offence (misdemeanor or more serious) (b) persons who have been accused of a crime, and the charge has not been resolved (people who were not brought to court or whose charges are still pending) (c) persons who have committed acts that constitute the elements of a crime (d) persons who…

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DACA versus the U-Visa

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You have DACA, but you were also the victim of a crime. Should you try for the U-Visa? Definitely. The U-Visa leads to the possibility of obtaining legal permanent residency status, while DACA does not. DACA is limited in nature and it can be taken away by the actions of our next President. If you believe you may qualify for the U-Visa–even if you already have DACA!–fax the police report related to the crime to our office and we will determine whether or not you have a potential U-Visa case. If we believe you do, we will contact you by…

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U Visa for Victims of Crime

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If you were the victim of a crime–even if it happened many years ago–you might be eligible for a U-Visa. The U-Visa is a great pathway to legal permanent residency and citizenship. Unlike DACA, you can become a legal permanent resident after having U-Visa status for 3 years. DACA is temporary in nature and it can be taken away at any time by our next President. Also, DACA does not lead to legal permanent residency. Please fax your police report to our office at (913) 371-6716 if you were the victim of a crime. Our office will contact you if…

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