Immigrants at Risk for Deportation after Campos-Chaves Supreme Court Ruling
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by Reeves Immigration
3h ago
On June 14, 2024, in Campos-Chaves v. Garland, Attorney General, the Supreme Court of the United States voted in a 5-4 decision that an Immigration Judge can order a non-citizen removed (deported) from the United States in a case in which:  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issues a defective notice to appear (a notice that does not include the date or time of the hearing).  The DHS then later issues them a proper notice of hearing and the non-citizen does not appear at the hearing. The court ruling means that even if the notice to appear was defective, if a subsequent noti ..read more
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Thomson Reuters Names Brittany Milliasseau A 2024 Southern California “Rising Star”
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by Reeves Immigration
3h ago
Reeves Immigration Law Group is pleased to announce that Brittany Milliasseau has been named a 2024 Southern California “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters for her work in immigration law. “Super Lawyers” covers more than 70 different practice areas and is a rating service of distinguished lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and personal achievements throughout their careers. The yearly list screens the top lawyers in Southern California based on peer nomination, independent research, and peer evaluation. Only 2.5 percent of lawyers under the age of 40 years old are grante ..read more
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Pride Month Highlights Need for Protection of LGBTQIA+ Asylum Seekers
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by Reeves Immigration
3h ago
Though many are celebrating international “Pride Month” this June, there continues to be a surge in anti-LGBTQIA+ sentiment globally. Discrimination and persecution unfortunately impact many, and the governance of these brutalities is low in a vast amount of foreign nations. While the U.S. still faces its own struggles in acceptance of these communities, compared to other countries, the U.S. is a safe haven for many LGBTQIA+ asylum seekers due to the laws in place. A UCLA study found that 1.3 million of the current U.S. adult immigrant population identify as LGBTQ+. For those facing unsafe con ..read more
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Protest Rights for Immigrants
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by Reeves Immigration
1w ago
Immigrants in the United States have the same rights as U.S. citizens to participate in peaceful protests and express their opinions. However, it is crucial to understand the complexities and potential risks associated with exercising these rights, to ensure the protection of one’s legal immigration status and avoid deportation. Constitutional Protections The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to free speech and peaceful assembly to all people in the country, regardless of immigration status. Immigrants are also entitled to equal protection under the law, including t ..read more
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WNBA Star Nika Muhl Shines Light Into Adjustment of Status Process
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by Reeves Immigration
2w ago
WNBA player, Nika Muhl, recently played her first Seattle Storms game after the strenuous immigration process of obtaining a visa. Muhl is a native of Croatia and was previously on a student visa, having recently graduated from UConn this May. As she is now a graduate, Muhl could no longer stay in the U.S. under this visa and had to obtain a P-1 visa, a common status for athletes. Muhl missed the first four games of the season as she awaited the approval of her P-1 visa. The professional basketball player had to ultimately travel to the United States Embassy in Vancouver to receive a stamped p ..read more
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DOJ Sues State of Oklahoma Over Anti-Immigration Law
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by Reeves Immigration
2w ago
The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Oklahoma for its newly proposed immigration policy. The proposed legislation seeks to fine and jail any migrants residing in the state without legal documentation or status. Jail time could be up to two years. The filing references Texas’ Senate Bill 4 and Iowa’s recent Senate File 2340 in its reasoning for the Oklahoma suit, stating that these legislations create state-specific immigration systems that interfere with the federal government’s systems. Texas and Iowa have faced similar lawsuits from the Department of Justice over their respectiv ..read more
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Migrants Impacted by DeSantis Flights Granted Federal Protection
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by Reeves Immigration
2w ago
In 2022, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ordered a series of flights funded with taxpayer dollars, aimed at transporting migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, an affluent vacation destination. In the aftermath, the federal government conducted a federal investigation into DeSantis’ actions, finding that the stunt could be interpreted as a crime as these migrants were exploited into boarding the charter flights under false pretenses. Recently the US government granted eight of the 49 involved migrants special legal protection under U-visas. These visas will protect the migrants from future deportation ..read more
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Immigrants with DACA Protections will be Eligible for Obamacare
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by Reeves Immigration
1M ago
The New York Times recently reported that the Biden Administration is extending the Affordable Care Act to people in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) starting in November 2024.  What is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program? DACA was created to protect children who were brought to the United States illegally and prevent them from getting deported. The DACA program has protected them within the States by giving them the ability to work. However, more than 500,000 of those in the program are ineligible for federal healthcare benefit programs, despite co ..read more
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The Diversity Visa Program Continues to Serve as a Key Path to Naturalization
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by Reeves Immigration
1M ago
The United States’ Diversity Visa Program (DV) continues to serve as a prominent path for immigrants seeking permanent resident status and eventually naturalization, with the number of participants in the program increasing in recent years. The program awards up to 50,000 visas to qualified immigrants each year. Those admitted to the DV program must: Be a citizen of a country with a low U.S. immigration rate (as determined yearly by the U.S. Department of State) A high school graduate or holding equivalent work experience Eligible applicants are typically residing outside the U.S., though im ..read more
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Significant Decrease in H-1B Lottery Bids Following New USCIS Guidelines
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by Reeves Immigration
1M ago
Officials have noted a significant decrease of nearly 40% in this year’s H-1B lottery entries. The lottery for the 2025 fiscal year, which took place in March of 2024, had 470,342 entries. In comparison, the 2024 lottery had 758,994.  However, there was only a minor decrease in the number of individual applicants entered this year, proving there was a significant cutback in duplicate entries. This data proves the effectiveness of the changes to the H-1B program that were enacted this year. Due to the surplus of fraudulent entries, the USCIS required this year’s lottery to be based on uniq ..read more
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