Archive for the Immigration Law Category



Supreme Court: Lawyers Must Warn Immigrants of Deportation Risks

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Lawyers have recently been instructed by the country’s highest court to make sure immigrants know that a guilty plea in a criminal case could lead to deportation. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in a 7 to 2 decision that the constitution’s Sixth Amendment, which ensures people accused of crimes will be given [...]


Lawyer Layoffs?

Friday, October 17th, 2008

With the economy in such turmoil, times are tough for everybody—even lawyers. Layoffs at law offices are rare but becoming somewhat of a trend as income dwindles. A Chicago law firm laid off 24 defense lawyers out of its 680 staff and another firm let go of 21 defense attorneys out of their stock of [...]


The Weekly Roundup from Total Lawyers

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

As the week comes to an end, check out the latest articles from Total Lawyers: Appeals Panel Saves American Girl From Deportation: This article highlights the case of a father who, despite allegedly sexually abusing his daughter, was trying to get the American-born child deported to his current country of residence. GPS Tracking Law Raises [...]


U.S. Attorney General Grants Law Petition to Stop Deportation of Victims of Genital Mutilation

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Last week, Attorney General Michael Mukasey granted the petition of the Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall Law School to reverse a recent decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals (the federal agency responsible for the interpretation of federal immigration law), which denied asylum to victims of female genital mutilation. Female genital mutilation is [...]


Anti-Terrorist Paramedics??

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Here at Total Lawyers, we’ve recently reported on possible constitutional rights violations perpetrated by public servants in the welfare industry in San Diego. Consider also the recent disclosure that NYC firefighters have been trained by the Department of Homeland Security in anti-terrorist tactics, some of which includes racial profiling and all of which can be [...]


Marriage, Immigration Fraud Exposed

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

A Santa Ana woman has been sentenced to 37 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release, reports the San Jose Mercury News.  Tina Tran, the woman in question, apparently charged foreigners seeking U.S. citizenship up to $60,000 to participate in the scam. According to reports, Tran’s scheme was elaborate and in-depth.  Those [...]


Deporting Illegal Immigrants Would Cost Over $100 Billion

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

CNN reports that the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has determined that removing the 12 million people it believes to be in the United States illegally would cost at least $94 billion. Julie Myers, head of the ICE recently, announced the figure in a hearing before a Senate committee. A spokesman for [...]


Another Elian Gonzalez Case?

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

Almost eight years after a raid on a Miami, Florida home, another case involving divorce law, immigration law, and diplomatic relations with Cuba is being decided in a Miami courtroom. The New York Times reports that Rafael Izquierdo is fighting for his four-year-old daughter. Izquierdo is a farmer in Cuba who allowed the girl’s mother [...]


ACLU Brings Suit on Behalf of Farmworkers

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

On May 1, the Farmworkers Support Committee (CATA) held an immgrant rights march in Bridgeton, New Jersey.  This isn’t the first time the organization has sponsored an event in support of immigration reform, but this time the organization was in for a surprise, in the form of $1,800 in “police fees” and a $200 clean-up [...]


Immigration Bill Voted Down In Senate

Friday, June 29th, 2007

On Thursday the US Senate voted 46-53 against President Bush’s plan to legalize millions of illegal immigrants living in the United States and tighten up borders. The President and other supporters of the bill expressed disappointment of it’s failure and say that this legal issue will be brought up again.  However, with election year fast approaching, [...]