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August 21, 2019
Ana Maria Echiburu Tyrrell


1. First try the ICE Online Detainee Location System (ODLS) at You can search either by Alien Number (A#) and country of birth or using biographical information (first name, last name, and country of birth). Since many people use...

August 08, 2019
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

U.S. Immigration Myths and Facts

Immigration Myth #1 Undocumented immigrants never pay taxes. The truth is that all immigrants—whether documented or undocumented, permanent residents or temporary workers—pay many forms of taxes, such as sales taxes, which are paid when purchasing clothing, groceries, and gasoline, and...

February 25, 2019
Anna Buskila

Your Green Card Medical Exam—10 Most Common Q&As

Note: This article focuses on the requirements and procedures applicable to medical exams for green cards filed in the United States. If you are applying for a green card outside of the United States through a U.S. consulate or embassy,...

August 06, 2018
Marjorie M. Filice

Travel Alert for Advance Parole Applicants

Foreign nationals with pending advance parole applications are facing new restrictions on their freedom to travel internationally. Advance parole allows those who have filed I-485 Adjustment of Status applications (also known as green card applications) to travel abroad during the...

Federal Judge Temporarily Reinstates DACA, Allowing for Renewals

On September 5, 2017, President Trump announced that his administration was rescinding DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), gradually phasing out the program beginning March 6, 2018. On January 9, 2018, in Regents of the University of California v. DHS,...

September 12, 2017
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

What do to when ICE comes knocking?: Know Your Rights

What should you do if you are stopped by immigration officials and asked about your immigration status? What are your rights if you are sent to immigration court? What should you do if there is a raid at work? Now...

July 19, 2017
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Travel Ban Suffers Another Setback in Federal Court (Grandparents and Other Relatives May Travel to U.S., Excluded from the Ban)

On Thursday, July 13, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued an opinion that further limits the impact of President Trump’s travel ban. Last month, the Supreme Court allowed a modified travel ban to go into effect that temporarily bans the...

June 27, 2017
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Supreme Court to Hear Travel Ban Cases; U.S. Government to Partially Implement Ban on Travel from 6 Muslim-Majority Countries

On Monday, June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear the Travel Ban cases when it reconvenes later this year, in October. The first Travel Ban (Executive Order 1) was announced on January 27, 2017, and was...

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