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Immigration Attorneys Respond to Supreme Court Deadlock on Immigration Initiatives

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… Read the rest

Fifth Graders Contest on Why America is a Nation of Immigrants

May marked the end of the 19th annual American Immigration Counsel’s Celebrate America Creative Writing competition. Fifth grade students around the country discuss their personal or family immigration histories or write about broader issues facing immigrants in our country using the theme, “Why I am Glad America is a Nation… Read the rest

Green Card after 48 Days!

From Part 4 of this blog, I had passed my “interview” with immigration in Cancun and was told my Mexican “green card” would be arriving within 10 business days.  Having received nothing in the mail, electronic or otherwise, after a month we decided to go back to Cancun and inquire… Read the rest

Immigration, Mexico Style, Part Two

My first blog ended up with our exiting the immigration office in Cancun with the instructions on how to file my Mexican residency application in hand. The form itself was to be completed online and technically it was called a Cambio de condición de estancia a residente temporal por vínculo Read the rest

In the News from Guest Blogger, Sonia Molinar

The topic that dominated the news last week was pressure received by the Obama administration regarding the New Year’s weekend ICE raids that targeted Central American immigrants, and continued plans to remove those with denied asylum claims back to the dangerous conditions in their countries of origin. As reported by… Read the rest

Summary of Proposed Rule regarding STEM OPT Extensions

On August 12, 2015, the U.S. District Court issued a decision in Washington Alliance of Technology Workers v. USDHS, seeking to terminate the STEM OPT extension rule unless the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) properly implements a new STEM OPT extension rule by February 12, 2016.  Following the… Read the rest

Ethics Shmetics – What does it really mean to me as a client

Attorneys – in their relationaships with their clients – are governed by a complicated set of rules generally called the Code of Professional Responsibility. This Code contains many common sense rules: attorneys have to diligently work on their clients’ cases, they have to keep their clients’ secrets (most of the… Read the rest

Political Battle Over Executive Action

President Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration reform continue to generate political battles and mixed emotions of hope and disillusionment among immigrant communities. Here is an update of the current state of affairs on this dynamic issue. On November 20 of last year, President Obama announced a number of steps… Read the rest

Expanded DACA – Preliminary When, What, How?

While it is business as usual in Washington D.C., USCIS is getting ready to implement Phase 1 of the President’s second immigration initiative known popularly as “Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) which will make the following changes to the existing DACA program: Upper age limit removed Continuous residence… Read the rest

Refugee Adjustment Day

Parker Butte & Lane (PBL) attorney Anaiah Krueger volunteered at AILA’s Refugee Adjustment Day on Saturday, October 11. Volunteer attorneys, paralegals, law students, and community members helped 26 refugee families from Africa, Iraq, and Nepal/Bhutan apply for lawful permanent resident status. Generous donations of new and gently used toys from… Read the rest

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