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Boise, ID 83701

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Andrade Legal specializes in immigration law defense, legalization and consulting. Founded in 2001, we have earned a national reputation for excellence and leadership in the immigration-law community. The firm continues to build upon its record of winning arguments through creative advocacy and pursuing federal litigation where necessary.

  • We help individuals attain lawful immigration status through family petitions processed in the United States, or abroad.
  • We defend individuals in deportation proceedings and seek their release from immigration detention.
  • We help crime victims in the United States attain legal status.
  • We work with criminal defense counsel to ensure the disposition of a criminal case is consistent with the client’s immigration objectives.
  • We help businesses build a solid record of immigration-law compliance through internal audits of hiring practices, on-site I-9 training, creating practices to deal with Social Security Number Match notices and identifying other vulnerabilities.
  • We assist employers secure and retain valued employees. 

 

Our reputation for quality work and honesty is our greatest asset.

If we can help you, please call 208.342.5100 or send us an email.

*** DACA UPDATE *** 

In light of recent federal court order, DACA Recipients who are expiring or have expired permits may soon be able to submit renewal applications.  Below is the latest practice advisory from the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association:   

Filing DACA Renewal Applications in the Wake of the January 9, 2018 Federal Court Ruling On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

On September 8, 2017, the University of California filed a complaint challenging the rescission of the DACA program and asking the court to enjoin the implementation of the rescission. On January 9, 2018, the district court issued an order directing the government to partially maintain the DACA program. This practice alert summarizes the provisional relief provided by the court.

Scope of Provisional Relief: The court’s decision orders DHS to maintain the DACA program on a nationwide basis, under the same terms and conditions that were in effect before the program was rescinded, with the following exceptions:

New Applications: The court stated that applications from people who have never applied for DACA “need not be processed.” However, the court also noted that the decision does not prevent DHS from adjudicating new DACA applications.

• Advance Parole: The court stated that applications for advance parole based on DACA do not have to be continued for the time being. However, the court also noted that the decision does not prevent DHS from adjudicating advance parole applications based on DACA.

Discretion: The court stated that the government can take steps to ensure that discretion is exercised fairly and on an individualized basis for each renewal application. Importantly, the court also stated that the decision does not prohibit DHS from taking enforcement action against anyone, including those with DACA, who it determines may pose a risk to national security or public safety or who – in the judgement of DHS – “deserves … to be removed.”

Filing Renewal Applications: The court’s decision directs DHS to post “reasonable public notice that it will resume receiving DACA renewal applications” and to specify the process by which it will accept renewal AILA Doc. No. 18011035. (Posted 1/10/18) applications. As of January 10, 2018, USCIS had not yet released any public guidance on the court’s decision, although it has noted on at least two different USCIS webpages that “more information is forthcoming.”

Practitioners may want to consider waiting to file renewal DACA applications on behalf of their clients until USCIS has released public guidance on the process. Given that 1) the court directed USCIS to specify and publicize its renewal process, and 2) the fact that the USCIS lockboxes and service centers will be relying on guidance from USCIS Headquarters to process applications it receives, submitting a renewal application before guidance is released may cause confusion and ultimately lead to a delay in processing.

AILA has reached out to USCIS and will provide updates as soon as they are available. Effect on Legislative Efforts to Protect Dreams While the decision is good news in the short term, Dreamers need Congress to pass a permanent legislative solution now more than ever. It seems clear that this Administration will appeal the court’s decision quickly, and the litigation itself is likely to be lengthy and drawn out. Moreover, the decision only relates to renewal applications, leaving Dreamers who were unable to apply for DACA without recourse.

For more information on the need to pass the Dream Act now, see www.aila.org/dreamers

*** CONSULATIONS WITH ANDRADE LEGAL ***

Andrade Legal offers scheduled consultations in our Boise, Idaho office and offers both scheduled and walk-in appointments at our Ontario, Oregon office.  The Ontario walk in appointments are offered on Saturdays from from 8:30 to noon. To set an appointment in either office please call 208-342-5100 (Boise office) or 541-889-0973 (Ontario office open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday).  Please see “Setting An Appointment” (listed on right side of home page) for details.

 

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