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Another win for the Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner

Deportation proceedings reopened for Vietnamese client who was ordered deported in 1993 and who has been on an Order of Supervision since.  212(c) application then granted despite 6 convictions, including two drug convictions.  Client is now a lawful permanent resident again and can apply for citizenship immediately.

ICE used a military vehicle in New York, concerning locals.

The Special Response Team, a division of ICE, startled residents in Queens when it drove through the streets in an armored military vehicle called a BearCat. The vehicle was not being used for an immigration operation at this time. The Special Response Team was investigating a firearms suspect. Still, some fear that this was a show of force, and are concerned with an immigration organization possessing this type of military vehicles.

Harvard Freshman Deported After Officials Review Friends’ Social Media Posts

The Hill reports that a 17-year-old Palestinian incoming Harvard freshmen was deported about eight hours after he arrived at Logan International Airport in Boston. The student told the Harvard Crimson that after arriving at the airport and being instructed to unlock his devices, a U.S. official told him that she found “political points of view that oppose the U.S.” posted by individuals that were on his social media friends list. The student explained to the official that he has “no business with such posts” and that he didn’t “like, [s]hare, or comment on them.” Nevertheless, his visa was canceled, and he was deported

Another win for the Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner

Lawful Permanent Resident granted stand-alone 212(h) waiver after 10 years in Immigration Court.  Client was placed in removal proceedings after returning to the U.S. from a trip abroad because of several California theft convictions.  Client also had previous theft/fraud convictions and an order of deportation.

Court Revives Lawsuit of Students Caught in Fake University Visa Sting After Finding Order Terminating Their F‑1 Status Was Final Agency Action

The Third Circuit vacated the district court’s dismissal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction of the claims of the appellants—students who had enrolled in a sham university created by DHS—holding that the order terminating their F‑1 visa status marked the consummation of ICE’s decision-making process, and therefore constituted a final order for the purposes of Administrative Procedure Act (APA) jurisdiction.
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They’re U.S. Citizens and Shouldn’t Fear Deportation. But They’re Carrying Their Passports Anyway
CNN reports on the growing trend of U.S. citizens carrying their passports out of fear they will be detained by ICE. A Texas-born teenager recently spent weeks in ICE detention after he was stopped at a CBP check point.

Trump Officials Discussed Deporting Families

The Associated Press reports that DHS officials considered arresting thousands of migrant families who had final deportation orders and removing them from the United States in a flashy show of force. The proposal was intended to deter other migrants but was put aside at the time because of concerns about diverting resources from the border, a lack of detention space, and the possibility of renewed public outrage over treatment of families.

Trump Administration Weighed Targeting Migrant Families, Speeding Up Deportation of Children

NBC reports it obtained a draft plan that shows officials wanted to specifically target parents in migrant families for increased prosecutions, contradicting previous statements from the administration claiming it had no policy of separating families but was simply enforcing the law. The copy of the draft plan obtained by NBC also includes comments showing that officials considered speeding up migrant children’s deportations by denying them asylum hearings after separating them from their parents.

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