Immigration vs. Executive Power Dreamers are the people, college students, military service members, and workers in American corporations who came to the US as the children of undocumented immigrants, will know their outcome soon. The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will hold hearings Nov. 12 to decide on the legality of the Trump Administration’s order on Deferred […]Read more "Immigration vs. Executive Power"
Judge Jon S. Tigar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued a nationwide order barring a Trump administration policy that denies asylum to migrants crossing the border unless they have already tried and failed to obtain asylum in another country along the way. Judge Tigar stated that applying the […]Read more "Judge Blocks Administration Asylum Ban"
Earlier this week, Judge Jon Tigar of the Northern District of California blocked the Trump-administration interim final rule that would, “categorically deny asylum to almost anyone entering the United States at the southern border if he or she did not first apply for asylum in Mexico or another third country.” The asylum system that is […]Read more "Immigrant Rights to Asylum"
Arkansas House Bill 1552 & 1664 Support of DACA The 92nd General Assembly of the Arkansas State Legislature has passed two bills that gives deferred action for childhood arrivals, or DACA, recipients the chance for in-state tuition. Governor Asa Hutchinson signed House Bill 1552 grants nursing licenses to DACA students and House Bill 1684 grants […]Read more "Arkansas Bill 1552 & 1664 Support of DACA"
President Donald Trump threatens to close the U.S-Mexico border this week if Mexico does not stop undocumented immigrants from coming into the United States. However, many Democrats believe what we need to do is focus on what’s happening in Central America, where three countries are dissembling before our eyes, and people are desperately coming to […]Read more "Border Security Tightens for Asylum Seekers"
U.S. employers seeking to employ foreign workers with a U.S. master’s or higher degree will have a greater chance of selection in the H-1B lottery. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted today for public inspection, a final rule amending regulations governing H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those that may be eligible for the advanced degree […]Read more "A More Effective H-1B Visa Program"
Danna J. Young Labor & Employment/Immigration Following graduation from law school in 2004, Danna Young entered private practice and represented corporations in various employment and immigration matters until 2009, when she accepted a two-year hearing officer position with the Arkansas State Board of Review. In 2011, Young reentered private practice and is currently the principal […]Read more "2018 Little Rock Soirée Best Lawyer"
Things immigrants should know upon arrival to the US: 1. Only go to an attorney or accredited representative if you have immigration questions 2. Lawyers must have a license to practice law – ask to see their law license 3. Accredited representatives have to be accredited and work for an agency recognized by the Board […]Read more "The Rights of Immigrants"
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on June 20 to stop the separations. The result has been nationwide confusion as lawyers and law enforcement officials struggle to comply with the zero tolerance policy that calls for arrests while courts have ruled that the children cannot be jailed for extended periods. Immigration matters can impact your […]Read more "Family Separation Under Zero Tolerance"
Recently, the Trump administration began stepping up criminal prosecutions of people crossing the border without authorization, charging nearly everyone entering without papers with a federal misdemeanor. By doing so, under law, children entering the USA alongside adults fall under the care of the Office of Refugee Settlement, or ORR. Homeland Security took 51,912 immigrants into […]Read more "Seeking Asylum in the US"