DACA demonstrationsOn April 23, 2018, Federal Judge John Bates ruled that the Trump administration had 90 days to put forth a better legal justification for ending Obama-era DACA. This is the third time federal judges have sided with “Dreamers” and DACA recipients. Read more

As a criminal defense attorney it is always my goal to ensure that my clients have the best possible representation and receive the best possible outcome following an accusation that they committed a crime. A close review of the police report and an analysis of the circumstances of the arrest will help the attorney determine if the case goes to trial, or if the client will be better served by accepting a plea bargain. The client makes the ultimate decision, but the attorney should be able to guide the client to the best decision for their particular case. Read more

Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States?

On March 6, 2017, President Trump’s administration released the anticipated and revised second Executive Order (EO). It specifies conditions of a travel ban for nationals of six Middle Eastern countries. The following is our analysis of the new order.
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US Citizen Spouses who sponsor an alien spouse for a green card in the United States should be aware of the requirements and obligations involved with the Affidavit of Support.

Sponsors of an immigrant spouse are required, during the process of gaining legal resident status to sign an Affidavit of Support. It's one of the numerous documents involved in the process and, as with many documents of this nature, has details that are quite easy to over look. Read more

Should there be a path to legal status for undocumented individuals in the U.S.? The question is polarizing, controversial. Regionally, emotions can run even higher. Mass media and groups of acquaintances reinforce founded and unfounded fears based on speculation. Rogers Garcia Patton believes that every person should decide based on impartial, accurate information. To that end, we enlisted the knowledge of our resident immigration authority, Albert Garcia. Read more

As a law firm that works on cases dealing with immigration, we are quite interested in the Syrian refugee situation as we regularly see cases involving individuals and families wanting to enter the United States for a variety of reasons. In each case a dizzying array of laws and regulations need to be applied to satisfy the requirements of United States Law. Read more