Immigrant Rights to Asylum

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 […]

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A More Effective H-1B Visa Program

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 […]

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2018 Little Rock Soirée Best Lawyer

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 […]

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The Rights of Immigrants

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 […]

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Family Separation Under Zero Tolerance

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 […]

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Seeking Asylum in the US

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 […]

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