Lawyers Volunteer to Aid Artesia Detainees

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As a temporary detention center in Artesia fills with migrant women and children awaiting deportation hearings, a nationwide network of attorneys has rallied to provide them with pro bono representation.

About a dozen immigration attorneys from Colorado, Nevada, New York and Minnesota arrived in Artesia over the past week to fill what they say is gap in access to legal aid. The oil and gas town in southeastern New Mexico lies more than three hours from the urban centers of Albuquerque and El Paso, where most immigration attorneys in the region practice. Continue reading “Lawyers Volunteer to Aid Artesia Detainees”

To Qualify for DACA

To Qualify for DACA, You Must Meet the Following Criteria:

  • You must have been under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012
  • Came to the United States under the age of sixteen
  • Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007
  • Are currently residing in the United States at the time of application to USCIS
  • Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012
  • Are currently in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a general education development certificate, or are honorably discharged veterans of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States
  • Have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety

Please contact us for more information about the procedure: 970-945-5111

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