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Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. > Blog Posts  > Immigration (Page 4)

ICE Raids

ice raids

ICE and HSI has conducted raids through various cities in Mississippi today. If you have family members or friends that call you after they’ve been processed, ask for their Alien Number. It will be on his/her bracelet on their wrist, paperwork and/or their badge and get their location if they know it. If you or other family members you know have been detained and released by ICE, it does not end there. There could be future court dates. If a person misses a court date, they may be ordered removed from the United States. CG Immigration Team intends to work closely with...

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ICE Opens 3 New Detention Centers

Detention Center

CG Immigration Team Attorney, Marshall Goff was able to speak with reporter Noah Lanard from Mother Jones about ICE opening three new detention centers recently with money it has not been given even after Congress rejected the request for more detention money. One of these three detention centers are located in Adams County, MS – right before the entrance to Natchez, MS. This particular detention center was known for its 2012 riot, which left one guard dead and more than a dozen people injured. Although ICE has still not finalized its contract for the Adams County Prison, Marshall and the...

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NY Approves Driver’s Licenses For Immigrants

Driver's Licenses

The legislation, known as the Green Light Bill, expands access to driver’s licenses to an estimated 265,000 undocumented New Yorkers. Supporters say it will create safer roads, increase state revenue and keep families together by preventing traffic violations from turning into deportations. “This is life-changing, and we are proud to stand on the right side of history because every New Yorker should have the opportunity to contribute to their economies and communities without fearing that they will be separated from their family because of a routine traffic stop,” Eddie A. Taveras, state immigration manager for the advocacy group FWD.us, said in...

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United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Ninth Circuit

Congratulations to Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. Immigration Attorney Marshall J. Goff for recently obtaining his license to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court. The United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit is one of the 13 federal appellate courts in the United States. The court was established in 1891. It is the largest appellate court with 29 active judicial posts. The court is headquartered at the James R. Browning Federal Courthouse in San Francisco, California, but meets at locations throughout the 9th Circuit. Marshall was born in Jackson, Mississippi. He graduated from Mississippi...

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ICE Can Fix This Issue Today

Ice Detention Center

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) is a sub-agency under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ICE recently announced it is detaining 52,000 immigrants in jails and prisons around the United States. Congress has only appropriated funding to manage a daily average of around 45,000 beds until the end of September 2019. This discrepancy in the number of people in detention and the money allocated to appropriately detain them resulted in DHS taking funds away from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Coast Guard, among other agencies, and reallocating the funds to ICE’s detention efforts. ICE can...

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Criminal Justice Reform Act in Mississippi

Criminal Justice Reform Act

Phil Bryant has signed the Criminal Justice Reform Act in Mississippi. The act takes effect on July 1, 2019, and includes numerous changes. Some of the changes include the addition of the term “intervention” courts, which will allow the expansion and usage of mental-health courts or courts geared explicitly to helping military veterans. The act also changes what criminal convictions are available for expungement in Mississippi. Under the new law of Criminal Justice Reform, more people will be eligible to apply to have their conviction expunged or cleared from public record. Those with certain convictions for violent crimes or sex crimes...

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Marriage Green Cards

Marriage Green Cards

It seems like everyone I know is getting married these days. Wedding bells are ringing for couples all across the United States. My wife and I even got in on the madness when we were married last year. The wedding planning, registering for showers, and picking out invitations is enough stress for anyone. Some couples have even more pressure added to their lives because one of the spouses is not a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) or United States Citizen. This little wrinkle should not add more stress for anyone who is planning a marriage or those who already tied the...

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Help My Detained Friend Get Parole From Detention Center?

Detained at a Detention Center

Can You Help My Detained Friend Get Parole From A Detention Center?   A detainee at the South Texas Detention Center in Pearsall, TX needed representation in securing parole. Parole had already been submitted and denied twice, and the Deportation Officer didn’t appear likely to consider parole again for this client. Through persistence, the Deportation Officer agreed to consider parole for a third time, but warned if it was not filed perfectly, he would not agree to run it by the chain of command necessary to get the parole approved. A parole packet with all the necessary documentation was submitted. We didn’t...

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Negative Credible Fear Determination – Political Opinion Asylum Claim

Political Asylum

Can You Get A Negative Credible Fear Determination If You Have A Political Opinion Asylum Claim? An Indian National was detained at the Tallahatchie County, Mississippi Detention Center. He had just received a negative credible fear asylum finding and he was upset. He called his friend, and told him, “If I return to India I will be killed.” The client was a member of the Shiromani Akali Dal Mann Party (Mann Party) and he was being targeted by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was attacked on numerous occasions, so it made no sense how he received a negative credible fear determination....

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Negative Credible Fear Determination Reversed

Immigration Negative Credible Fear

HOW WE GOT A NEGATIVE CREDIBLE FEAR DETERMINATION REVERSED AND OUR CLIENT RELEASED ON PAROLE. A Cuban national was first detained at the Tallahatchie Detention Center in Tutwiler, Mississippi after capture and arrest at the border for trying to enter the United States without entry or inspection. After being detained at the Tallahatchie Detention Center, he had a Credible Fear Interview (CFI) telephonically with a USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) asylum Officer to determine whether or not he could demonstrate that he has a credible fear of returning to his home country. A few days after our client had...

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