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Parker, Butte & Lane’s immigration lawyers assist in preparing all temporary visa petitions and applications for permanent residence. Our clients include Fortune 500 high tech and biotech companies in Oregon as well as small entities and individuals. We have helped companies meet the immigration challenges involved in start-ups, acquisitions, reorganizations and spin-offs. Most importantly, we have built our reputation on promptly responding to our clients' needs by providing strategic, proactive business immigration planning advice.
Our attorneys have helped to keep families together in both deportation defense scenarios and through family based visas. We represent applicants for asylum before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (Legacy INS) as well as the Immigration Court, and have developed a reputation for outstanding achievement in litigating complex deportation and removal cases. Learn more...
The attorneys of Parker Butte & Lane (PBL), all members of the Oregon chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), responded to the U.S. Supreme Court’s deadlocked decision in United States v. Texas, the case considering Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals… Read More »
“Since 1990, every administration has misinterpreted the law, counting the spouses and children of legal immigrants against the limits on immigration when the statute lacks the requirement. This has cut the available slots for high-skilled workers in half, creating endless delays as they wait to obtain permanent residency in the United States.”
“These fifteen video stills were submitted as exhibits in litigation filed against Border Patrol by The American Immigration Council, the National Immigration Law Center, the ACLU of Arizona, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, and Morrison & Foerster LLP. “
"While the Justice Department's announcement that it will end or limit its ties to the private prison industry is momentous," says César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, an immigration and criminal law professor at the University of Denver, "it does nothing to alter the Department of Homeland Security's significant reliance on private prison operators to confine hundreds of thousands of migrants every year."
“Given the impact on detainees, the high cost to taxpayers and the Department of Justice’s recent decision, we believe the Department of Homeland Security can and should immediately begin phasing out for-profit, privately run immigration detention facilities,” the letter said.
“In making the referral to the United States attorney’s office for criminal contempt charges, Judge G. Murray Snow of Federal District Court in Phoenix delivered the sharpest rebuke against Mr. Arpaio, who as the long-serving sheriff in Maricopa County made a name for himself as an unrelenting pursuer of undocumented immigrants.”
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