Obama Immigration Proposal

Obama Sets Immigration Changes for 2010 GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Flanked by his counterparts from Mexico and Canada, President Obama on Monday reiterated his commitment to pursuing comprehensive immigration reform, despite his packed political agenda and the staunch opposition such an initiative is likely to face. Mr. Obama predicted that he would be successful but acknowledged the challenges, saying, “I’ve got a lot on my plate.” He added … [Read more...]

Federal District Court Condemns Government’s Prolonged Detention

Federal District Court Condemns Government’s Prolonged Detention of Immigrants, Ordering a Bond Hearing for a Pennsylvania Man Who Has Been Detained for Over Twenty-Six Months May 25, 2012 HARRISBURG, PA – A Federal Court strongly criticized the Department of Homeland Security’s prolonged detention of immigrants in removal proceedings. In a decision that came twenty-six months after Robert Bautista was first detained by immigration … [Read more...]

Obama Administration Denies Legal Immigrant’s Release

Obama Administration Denies Legal Immigrant’s Release from Immigration Custody, following Two Years of Confinement, Arguing that the Father of Three has No Rights. York, Penn – (Jan 27, 2012) – With two years of continued immigration detention and no release date in sight, President Barack Obama’s Administration refused to release Robert Bautista from confinement at the York Immigration Detention Facility. Bautista, a long-time Easton, … [Read more...]

Obama Administration Denies Legal Immigrant’s Release

York, Penn – (Jan 27, 2012) – With two years of continued immigration detention and no release date in sight, President Barack Obama’s Administration refused to release Robert Bautista from confinement at the York Immigration Detention Facility. Bautista, a long-time Easton, Pennsylvania resident, father of three and a Lawful Permanent Resident for over twenty five years, must now remain incarcerated for years, while his deportation case works … [Read more...]

United States Citizenship & Immigration Service

United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) extends TPS Status for Eligible National of El Salvador Baurkot & Baurkot Deportation Defense Attorney Raymond Lahoud announced this week that the Department of Homeland Security has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to eligible nationals of El Salvador. Lahoud, an associate at Baurkot & Baurkot’s Pennsylvania Office, stated “that DHS has made a good decision in extending TPS … [Read more...]

United States Department of State Release

United States Department of State Release February 2012 Visa Bulletin Baurkot & Baurkot recently announced that the Department of State released its most recent Visa Bulletin, covering priority dates for those wishing to immigrate to the United States from across the globe. For a detailed breakdown of the Visa Bulletin, click here: Visa Number Priority Dates … [Read more...]

Time for Electronic Filing with the Immigration Court System – Time to Save the Enviroment, Money and Time

Given the continued annual growth of actual deportations and commencement of deportation proceedings, Baurkot & Baurkot Deportation Attorney Raymond Lahoud called for the implementation of an electronic filing system for the Immigration Courts that is similar to that in the federal court system. “Deportation proceedings are, without any doubt, the fastest proceedings that exist in the American Judicial System and potential deportees are … [Read more...]

Trial of PA Officers Accused of Obstructing Justice Over the Beating of Illegal Mexican Starts Today . . . Justice and Lou Dobbs’ Ignorance.

The Associated Press reported that the trial of three Pennsylvania police officers accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the beating death of 25-year-old Luis Ramirez, an alien from Mexico who entered the United States by crossing the border.  Last year, two young men were convicted of the beating death under Federal Hate Crime legislation. The issue here is a bit deep and goes to what I refer to as “Lou Dobbs’ … [Read more...]

Is the DREAM Act Just a Dream?

What a surprise—the DREAM Act vote in the US Senate was postponed another week.  Hopes of millions of undocumented Americans have faded after yesterday’s United States’ House of Representatives passage of the Act. Unsurprisingly, the House passed its version of the DREAM Act, weeks before Republicans take control following the GOP’s General Election victory.  The question is, however, is this DREAM Act going to become a reality or, is it just a … [Read more...]

Immigration Detention Hell

I just got off the phone with a deportation client. Of course, I can't reveal lots of details about his deportation case. In any event, he is being detained under the ridiculous INA mandatory detention statute. This client was charged with a crime in late-2000 and is a Permanent Resident. USCIS, DHS and ICE forgot this fact though. Instead, they waited until early-2010 to decide to commence deportation proceedings against him. Yes, 10 … [Read more...]