Supreme Court to Decide Deportation Case of Filipino Immigrant

By Reuben S. Seguritan January 20, 2017   A lot of people dream of becoming a lawful permanent resident (LPR) in the United States (US). This status is one step away from becoming a US citizen. As an LPR, there are a lot of benefits and also responsibilities. The benefits include being able to work Read the full article…

Conviction For Elderly Abuse is Bar to Deportation Relief

By Reuben S. Seguritan December 28, 2016 For noncitizens residing here in the US, the commission of certain crimes has immigration consequences. It may render them inadmissible and/ or deportable. There are also certain crimes known as CIMT or crimes involving moral turpitude which may preclude eligibility for deportation relief including cancellation of removal. A Read the full article…

Relief from Deportation

By Reuben S. Seguritan December 21, 2016 Although president-elect Donald Trump has softened his stance on deporting undocumented immigrants, many are still fearful of what his presidency could do especially to the young immigrants who came out of the shadows and offered their information in exchange for the protection promised by the Deferred Action on Read the full article…

New Bipartisan Bill To Protect DREAMers from Deportation

By Reuben S. Seguritan DREAMers may have found hope against possible deportation in the coming months as a new bipartisan bill that will protect them is underway. Called the “Bar Removal of Immigrants who Dream and Grow the Economy” or BRIDGE Act, the new bill introduced by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Diane Read the full article…

Deportations declined in 2015

By Reuben S. Seguritan  December 30, 2015 Total deportations declined 25% to 235,415 in fiscal year 2015 from 315,943 in 2014, according to a report dated December 22, 2015 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The leading countries of origin for those deported were Mexico (146,132), Guatemala (33,249) and El Salvador (21,920). 196 came Read the full article…