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One-Man DREAM Act Passes Congress, Heads to President for Signature

"A person is probably less likely to win private immigration relief than she is to win a lottery. But for Benach Ragland client, Sopuruchi Victor Chukwueke, the dream of permanent residency through a private immigration relief is just days away from becoming a reality." - Lifted Lamp, Dec....

10 Facts About the New Provisional Waiver Process

" Today, the USCIS finally published the much-awaited rule on the unlawful presence waiver (I-601A), which will take effect on March 4, 2013. We previewed this development in this blog in October 2012. This is an enormous development. The so-called stateside waiver process will allow thousands of...

Beware the Immigration Industrial Complex

" ICE runs a gulag archipelago of detention centers across the country , holding immigrants who have overstayed visas, entered without inspection, seek asylum, and committed minor offenses. ICE has continued to push in the federal courts for expansive definitions of mandatory detention, even if...

In Other News: CLINIC’s Update on Provisional Waivers

"Despite the government shutdown, USCIS carries on processing applications and petitions at its glacial pace as usual, including the large number of provisional unlawful presence waiver applications (I-601As) that have been filed since they were first accepted in March 2013, and a corresponding...

Two Lawyers Walk Into a Bar...

Stop me if you've heard this one... - Benach Ragland LLP, July 23, 2014