As part of his immigration platform, President-elect Donald Trump pledged to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative which was announced on June 15, 2012 by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. Though statements on Trump’s campaign website clearly indicate an intention to end DACA, much remains to be seen.… Read the rest
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
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
PB&L Attorney Amanda Gray
at the Board of Immigration Appeals
for a family of five seeking asylum from Michoacán, Mexico. Amanda’s client, a single, working class mother living in Michoacán, Mexico, and her four children became more vulnerable to the drug cartels and to the crime and violence… Read the rest
Last I wrote, we had successfully turned in my application for temporary Mexican residency with immigration in Cancun before their two week Christmas vacation.
Only a few weeks letter I received an email stating that I had an appointment on January 12 at 11:30 a.m.! I was to bring 4… Read the rest
Last I wrote, I had my completed immigration application, fee receipt and other documentation in hand and all we had to do was take it back to the immigration office in Cancun. Little did I know that the office closed at 2:00 p.m. That’s right, their regular business hours are… Read the rest
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
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As immigration lawyers our focus is almost always on bringing people—workers, family members, clergy or artists—to
the U.S. But immigration goes in all directions. In this original blog post we share the experiences of former PB&L paralegal Sonia Molinar who moved to Mexico last September after marrying a Mexican… Read the rest
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
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