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December 04, 2019
Jeffrey Cohn

The Immigration Consequences of Convictions for Driving Under the Influence

Multiple convictions for driving under the influence (“DUI”) can have harsh immigration consequences, even with subsequent efforts at rehabilitation. Matter of Castillo-Perez, 27 I&N Dec. 664 (A.G. 2019), a case decided by Attorney General William P. Barr on October 25,...

December 02, 2019
Zeena Barazanji

5 Tips to Make the Most of your Immigration Consultation

At Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, our attorneys conduct consultations everyday with individuals, families, and businesses. We understand the importance of your immigration case and we want you to get the most out of your consultation. Here are 5 easy things...

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...

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