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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Meet Isaias! Our New Summer Intern

Hello, my name is Isaias Levi Cruz and I have begun working as a summer intern here at George P. Mann & Associates. I live in Pontiac and I am currently a student entering my fourth year at Oakland University where I am studying Political Science. I also happen to be a proud Salvadoran who…
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To Post or Not to Post: Tips on how to Handle the New Visa Screening Requirements

Last weekend, the Trump Administration announced it would begin requiring the submission of social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers from all U.S. visa applicants. This change is expected to affect about 15 million foreigners who apply for visas to enter the United States each year. In light of this new development, we…
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Damon Keith’s Impact on Immigration

Last Sunday, Federal Judge, Civil Rights icon, and Detroit native Damon Keith passed away at the age of 96. Throughout his long and prolific career, his judicial opinions touched everything from housing segregation to school integration. Yet, it was his efforts to keep the U.S. Immigration Court system just and transparent that remain some of…
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