Refugee cap to drop to lowest level in recent years

Refugee cap to drop to lowest level in recent years The refugee cap set by the White House will be the lowest in recent years. The cap will be set at 45,000 refugees next year. The plan was announced by the White House when it issued a report to Congress late in September, which is […]

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Do you qualify for refugee status in the United States?

Do you qualify for refugee status in the United States? United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) refers to those that have been forced to flee their original country as refugees. Much like any other category of immigrant wishing to settle in the U.S., the federal government limits the number of refugees it allows to […]

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Elliott Ozment gives additional testimony to Civil Rights Commission on civil asset forfeiture

Elliott Ozment gives additional testimony to Civil Rights Commission on civil asset forfeiture Ozment Law, PLC founder and managing attorney Elliott Ozment¬†recently testified¬†in proceedings of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission on the discriminatory enforcement and negative consequences of civil asset forfeiture, a program that allows police to steal a person’s property without charging the person […]

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Community activists try to head off immigration arrests

Community activists try to head off immigration arrests In recent years, as long as an undocumented immigrant stayed out of trouble with the law, he or she could generally rest easy without wondering if an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent was behind every knock on the door. That’s all changed — ICE is currently […]

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Entering the U.S. and your civil rights

Areas of Practice Immigration Court Immigration Court Overview Appeals Business Visas Business Visa Overview H-1B Visas Family Petitions Family Petitions Overview Green Cards DACA Waivers Special Law Services Special Law Services Overview Citizenship Victims of Abuse VAWA U Visas Crimmigration Workers’ Civil Rights Workers’ Rights Overview REVIEW US FACEBOOK Entering the U.S. and your civil […]

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2 grounds on which you can file for asylum in the United States

2 grounds on which you can file for asylum in the United States In the United States, there are two different methods an individual can pursue in applying for asylum. One technique is referred to as the affirmative process and the other is referred to as the defensive one. In order for an individual to […]

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Fear of Trump immigration policy deters domestic violence reports

Fear of Trump immigration policy deters domestic violence reports For those whose presence in the United States is threatened by abuse or crime, the U visa has been a lifesaver — literally. Under the U visa program, victims of domestic violence and other violent crimes who are helpful to law enforcement are eligible to stay […]

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Civil rights law covers immigrants along with citizens

Civil rights law covers immigrants along with citizens Being an immigrant in the United States can be a challenge. Despite their best efforts, even law enforcement officers here in Nashville may make assumptions about an individual because they might not be a citizen of the United States. Officers are cautioned against racial profiling, but that […]

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