Author: glenwoodimmigration

Bridge Detour Map

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Check out the Post Independent’s interactive map for the bridge detour. It will show parking, road closures and bus routes. Be prepared and plan ahead. It WILL take longer to get anywhere in town. Please give yourself plenty of time to get to appointments, meetings and school. Be patient, it’s going to be a trying 95 days for everyone.

Denver Mayor Eyeing Reform

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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and the city counsel are battling regarding executive orders and city ordinances, all in an effort to protect the rights of immigrants living in the country illegally. The Mayor’s stance is a little weaker than the city counsel’s proposed ordinance. You can read more about this in the Denver Post.

MA Ruling on Detainers

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A Massachusetts high court ruled recently that local authorities have no legal standing to honor ICE detainers. This is a win for the immigrant community in that state. We hope other states follow suit soon. You can read more here.

Express Deportations Underway

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has issued a new order which as district judges to issue judicial orders of removal when we an inmate has completed their sentence. This measure speeds up the deportation process by taking the immigration court out of the equation. You can read more in the Miami Herald.

PI Letter to the Editor

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Our attorney, Jennifer Smith, wrote a letter to the editor of the Post Independent recently. In it, she thanked local law enforcement for refusing to do the work of the federal government relating to immigration and she encouraged legislative action to reform our immigration policies. Remember, separated families are not limited to a particular religion, culture or political party.

You can read the LTE in full here.

NVC tips

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Here are a few tips for dealing with the National Visa Center:
* NEVER send original documents to the NVC, only send copies.
* Make sure to submit all documents in one package.
* Pick one method for submitting you packet- either email or mail. Never do both and stick with your chosen method throughout the process.
* Submit all pages of any required forms, even if they are blank.

Sanctuary City Funding Update

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The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a nationwide injunction¬†against Section 9(a) of Executive Order 13768, which blocks so-called “sanctuary jurisdictions” from receiving federal grant money. The court concluded that the counties of San Francisco and Santa Clara demonstrated that they are likely to succeed on the merits of their challenge to Section 9(a) of the Executive Order, that they will suffer irreparable harm absent an injunction, and that the balance of harms and public interest weigh in their favor.

Read more here.