TPS Extension for Haitians: What it Could Mean for You

Over the weekend, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced a new 18-month designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This new TPS designation enables Haitian nationals (and individuals without nationality who last resided in Haiti) currently residing in the United States as of May 21, 2021 to file initial applications for TPS,…
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The Story of the Old Chest

When George Mann and his parents set foot in New York in the fall of 1964 after having crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a ship appropriately named, “SS Independence,” the only items they carried were the clothes on their back, a few dollars in their pocket, and an old chest. This chest held the few…
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Immigrants and Pan American Aviation Day

When most people picture the arrival of immigrants in the United States, they might think of a ship arriving in New York, the sight of the Statue of Liberty in the distance, and eventually processing through Ellis Island. Although that may have been the case over a century ago, today, the vast majority of immigrants…
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Three Firm Attorneys Receive Super Lawyers Recognition

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Our firm is proud to announce that our founder, George P. Mann, and two of our Associates, Oana C. Marina & Moses El-Sayed, have been recognized by the Michigan Super Lawyers’ annual list of top attorneys for 2020! This is George’s 15th consecutive year being recognized by the publication, having been selected to Michigan’s Super…
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Maris Liss Attends the Annual AILA Conference

We couldn’t be prouder of our Head of Litigation and Appeals, Maris Liss! Yesterday, she had wonderful time talking to about 450 new federal court litigators at the annual conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) conducted via Zoom. Among other things, Maris trained attorneys on how to get immigrants out of detention and…
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Help Wanted: Immigrants Apply Within

Michigan has a population decline problem. The latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that Detroit’s population, the state’s largest city, as well as its surrounding metro area (where nearly half of the state’s residents live), continues to fall. According to recently released estimates, Detroit’s population currently stands at somewhere around 667,000 representing a…
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Qué está Sucediendo con USCIS; Un Resumen Rápido.

Un artículo reciente del New York Times describió la situación financiera del Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS) que se encuentra siguiendo a tres de los líderes de la administración Trump y ahora, la pandemia del Covid-19. Estas son algunas de mis principales notas:  En 2016, USCIS tenía 15.828 empleados. Tres…
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