Why The Climate Crisis Will Also Be a Refugee Crisis

For decades, conflict, poverty, the drug trade, and failed governments were the biggest creators of refugees. Now, as the Climate Crisis escalates, rising sea levels, extreme weather, and more intense natural disasters threaten to create refugees on an unimaginable scale.  Today marks The International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction which was created in 1989 by…
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A Holiday By Immigrants: Columbus Day

Since 1792, Americans have celebrated Columbus Day in one form or another. The now federally recognized holiday marks Christopher Columbus’s first voyage to the New World in 1492. Many Americans view this day as just that, a holiday to recognize the accomplishments of a man who ushered in the age of exploration while laying the…
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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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Happy Constitution and Citizenship Day – My 50th Year as a U.S. Citizen

Constitution and Citizenship Day is observed each year on this day to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787 and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.” This year’s Citizenship Day is especially important to me as I celebrate 50 years as a citizen. George with…
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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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Eliminación Acelerada: Lo Que Necesita Saber

Imagínate esto, estás caminando por la calle haciendo tus mandados. Eres indocumentado. Un agente de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) o de Aduanas y Patrulla Fronteriza (CBP) te detiene, o un oficial de policía te detiene y le llama a ICE o CBP para verificar tu estado migratorio. No cuentas con algún documento que…
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Expedited Removal: What You Need to Know

Picture this, you are walking on the street minding your own business. You’re undocumented. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agent stops you, or a police officer stops you and calls ICE or CBP to check on your status. You have nothing on your person showing you’ve been the…
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Lo que necesita saber sobre las Restricciones a los Trabajadores Extranjeros

El 22 de junio del 2020, el presidente Trump emitió una proclamación suspendiendo la entrada a los Estados Unidos a ciertos extranjeros en visas de trabajo para no inmigrantes y extendiendo la suspensión de visas de inmigrante hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2020.  Esta proclamación está vigente desde el 24 de junio del 2020 hasta…
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What You Need to Know about the Latest Restrictions on Foreign Workers

On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a proclamation suspending entry into the US of certain aliens on non-immigrant work visas and extending suspension of immigrant visas through December 31, 2020. This proclamation is effective from June 24, 2020 until December 31, 2020, and does two things: It extends through December 31, 2020 the Presidential Proclamation…
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