Immigrants provide vital support to local Tennessee economy

Immigrants provide vital support to local Tennessee economy Some of the new administration’s negative claims about immigration have suggested a detrimental impact to American workers. Fortunately, a recent article sets the record straight. For example, readers may be surprised to learn that Tennessee is home to over 322,000 immigrants. In 2014, immigrants in Tennessee earned […]

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Foreigners and their rights

Foreigners and their rights Many immigrants in Nashville are unsure of their civil rights. They may think they do not have any because they are not citizens of the United States, and they do not realize they do not have to suffer the many forms of mistreatment and harassment they often receive. Many of the rights […]

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Are immigration detainees receiving unconstitutional treatment?

Are immigration detainees receiving unconstitutional treatment? A recent article explored the treatment of immigrants who are being detained pursuant to the new administration’s policies. The findings are uncertain. As background, several months ago the U.S. Justice Department announced it would be returning to government-run correctional facilities. The decision marked the end of the federal government’s […]

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Do immigration officials exercise discretion over deportations?

Do immigration officials exercise discretion over deportations? Immigration policy has been a media topic of late, stemming in part from reactions to several of President Trump’s executive orders. Although a federal appellate court recently enjoined the travel ban imposed by one order, another executive order calling for more enforcement and deportations may still be in […]

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Strategic tips for pursuing an immigration appeal

Strategic tips for pursuing an immigration appeal If your immigration petition was initially unsuccessful, it is important to remember that there are appeals available to you. However, there are usually deadlines for filing any appeals, so make sure you consult with an immigration law firm to protect your rights. When considering whether you might have […]

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New Trump priorities for immigration enforcement

New Trump priorities for immigration enforcement On January 25, 2017, President Trump issued a new executive order that immediately affects immigration law in Nashville and throughout the country, entitled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” Español abajo. Press reports have focused on the provisions that penalize “sanctuary cities” for failing to […]

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U visas help nonimmigrant victims of domestic violence or abuse

U visas help nonimmigrant victims of domestic violence or abuse mmigrants who have suffered mental or physical abuse should not be afraid to come forward and seek help from authorities. Fortunately, a type of visa is designed just for that purpose. Congress created the U nonimmigrant status, or simply the U visa, with its passage […]

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The fear of deportation should not subvert basic human rights

The fear of deportation should not subvert basic human rights A suburb of Nashville recently issued a proclamation that ostensibly affirms the city’s commitment to upholding federal immigration laws. However, some immigration advocates may infer a different meaning. By a 5-0 vote, commissioners in the city of Mt. Juliet recently passed a resolution that draws […]

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Adoption & immigration law

Adoption & immigration law Due to the turbulence of the election, our office has been receiving numerous inquiries about the possibilities of adopting a child that might otherwise be deported from the United States under the new Trump administration. Here are some thoughts for you to consider if this is an issue that’s on your mind. If […]

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Immigrants and employers worried about Trump presidency

Immigrants and employers worried about Trump presidency Español abajo Many Tennessee immigrants are understandably frightened about what President Trump’s immigration law policies will be after he takes office. He has made some promises and formed some alliances that are extremely troubling: First, he has promised to “move ‘criminal’ aliens out of the country ‘day one.’” Obama has […]

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