Author: Dan Paige

July 29, 2020

Cancellation of Removal – 10 year Cancellation – Form E42b

The threat of deportation is an extremely terrifying reality for many non-residents in the United States. However, the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) has a pathway for Non-Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) to be granted the cancellation of removal (stops the deportation and grants a green card {legal permanent residence}).  Cancellation of Removal for Non-LPR’s For […]


July 19, 2020

Applying for a Work Permit as an Asylum Applicant

If you are applying for asylum in the United States, there are separate requirements to meet if you are simultaneously applying for a work permit. Only certain immigrants can apply for a work permit, also known as Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). Prior to 1994, asylum seekers were able to get EADs upon arrival in the […]


June 5, 2020

Domestic Violence Asylum Claim and Family As a Social Group Asylum Claim

If you filed a domestic violence type asylum claim before June 11, 2018 or a family as a social group before February 20, 2019, we have a retroactivity argument you can make in court. Retroactivity Argument Regarding Matter of A-B (domestic violence type asylum) & Matter of L-E-A (Family as a social group type asylum).   […]


May 12, 2020

U Visa: Turning Tragedy Around

In the year 2000, the United States Congress passed the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act. The law was passed in response to growing concerns of violent crime occurring within the United States, with the victims of said crime sometimes being foreign nationals who are afraid to speak to law enforcement. The result of […]


May 3, 2020

Form i589: Asylum Versus Withholding of Removal: What are the Differences?

When coming to the United States to escape persecution or torture, many think asylum is their only way to remain in the U.S. However, there are many different ways to stay in the U.S., and one of these lesser known methods is withholding of removal. The following is an overview of the differences between asylum […]


April 22, 2020

Losing your Passport or Naturalization Certificate

Losing your passport or naturalization certificate is an extremely stressful situation to find yourself in. Your naturalization certificate serves as proof to obtain a United States passport and other benefits provided to citizens. Without a naturalization certificate, you are unable to get a passport. Without a passport, you will be unable to leave the United States. When […]


April 8, 2020

Cancellation of Removal (E42b) and Work Permits

Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), otherwise known as work permits, provide immigrants with the ability to lawfully work within the United States. Only certain immigrants may apply for EADs. Those applying for cancellation of removal as a non-lawful permanent resident (E42b) can apply for EADs.  What is Cancellation of Removal for Nonlegal Permanent Residents (E42b)? Cancellation […]


March 19, 2020

Applicants’ Guide to Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents

Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents, filed through a E-42A application, is an important relief mechanism for green card holders who have been placed in removal. To qualify for cancellation of removal, you must prove the following to an immigration judge: You’ve had permanent residency status for at least 5 years at the time […]


March 5, 2020

Being Born a Woman In Central America

In the USA, the fight for equality started many years ago. Our fight stemmed from a time in history where women were not viewed as equal to men. Here in the USA, Women were once deprived of things such as public schooling, the ability to work alongside men and also have any position of power […]


February 28, 2020

Public Charge Rule

The U.S. Supreme Court On The Public Charge Last Friday, February 21, 2020, Justice Sotomayor issued a scathing dissent on the Supreme Court’s 5-4 vote overruling various District Court injunctions that blocked the Trump administration’s “public charge” rule, fulfilling the government’s request and allowing the controversial “public charge” rule to go into effect in every […]