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President Obama to make announcement on executive action on immigration on Thursday, November 20 2014 at 8:00pm

The President has indicated that he will make a long awaited announcement on his plan to address the broken immigration system on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 8:00pm.  Information about the plan will be posted upon its release at www.hernanfirm.com and … Continue reading

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Injured in a Car Accident in Roswell, Alpharetta or Milton

Were you or a loved one injured in an automobile accident in Roswell, Alpharetta, or Milton or the surrounding areas?  Immediately following an accident, it can be difficult to focus and determine what to do next. Additional Resources available from … Continue reading

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Approvals come through for Deferred Action petitions

USCIS has finally begun to issue approvals of the deferred action petitions filed beginning in August 2012, including for many clients of the Hernan Law Firm.  Early applicants have been receiving approval notices over the last month or two, as … Continue reading

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USCIS announces final rule to allow for provisional waiver process supporting family unity

On January 2, 2013, USCIS announced the long awaited posting of the final rules for the provisional waiver process, a sensible solution to a component of immigration law that caused families to be separated during the petition process for immediate … Continue reading

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How will criminal history affect application or eligibility for the deferred action for young people process?

Applicants for the newly announced Deferred Action for Young People process will not be eligible if they have ever been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor (defined further below), three or more misdemeanors or otherwise pose a threat to … Continue reading

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Information Submitted in Request for Deferred Action Plan – Can it be used for immigration enforcement purposes?

One of the main concerns regarding the Deferred Action Process for Young People is whether or not individuals that are not currently in removal proceedings could be subjecting themselves to possible immigration enforcement actions by submitting their information to USCIS. … Continue reading

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USCIS (Immigration) announces more detail about the Deferred Action Process for Young People

US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced more details today regarding the Deferred Action for Young People process. Application forms will be made available through USCIS on August 15, 2012. Any petition filed prior to that date seeking deferred action under … Continue reading

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New Application Forms for Deferred Action Requests from Young People to be Release on August 15, 2012

The forms to request consideration of deferred action and employment authorization for young people who entered the United States as a child will be released by US Citizenship and Immigration Services on August 15, 2012. A link to these forms … Continue reading

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Catastrophic and Serious Injuries from Automobile, Motorcycle and Trucking Accidents in Georgia – Level One Trauma Centers

Level One Trauma Centers in Georgia  Treating catastrophic and other serious trauma related injuries from automobile, motorcycle or trucking accidents in the state of Georgia When involved in a serious automobile accident in Georgia, close proximity to a Level One … Continue reading

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First Offender Pleas in the State of Georgia

First Offender Pleas in the State of Georgia Despite its significant pitfalls and severe consequences for non-compliance with sentence conditions, the State of Georgia’s First Offender Act provides individuals not previously convicted of a felony with the opportunity to plead … Continue reading

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