Texas’s Sanctuary City Ban Has Trapped Immigrants in Terror
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Texas’s Sanctuary City Ban Has Trapped Immigrants in Terror

by on May 9, 2018 in Blog

Immigrants and many cops dislike the law, but there’s nothing they can do. Featured Photo by Drew Anthony Smith/Protesters in Austin during the Day Without Immigrants rally in February 2017. Meredith Hoffman May 7 2018, 10:47am VICE– For months, Jordy Balderas had been waiting for his chance to sit down with his sheriff in Austin. The Mexican-American high school senior, whose closest relatives are undocumented, had heard County Sheriff Sally Hernandez vocally oppose Texas’s anti-sanctuary bill, which forces local law enforcement to help the feds deport undocumented immigrants. Balderas wanted to urge Hernandez to resist the state’s immigration crackdown and…

USCIS Comenzará a Usar un Servicio de Entrega Postal más Seguro
201805.07
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USCIS Comenzará a Usar un Servicio de Entrega Postal más Seguro

by on May 7, 2018 in Blog

WASHINGTON— El Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración (USCIS, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció el día de hoy que la agencia comenzará a utilizar por fases el Servicio Postal de EE.UU (USPS, por sus siglas en inglés) conocido como Confirmación con Firma de Entrega Restringida para enviar Tarjetas Verdes (Green Card) y otro tipo de documentos seguros a partir del 30 de abril  de 2018. ​La primera fase aplica a los documentos que necesitan volver a ser enviados debido a que fueron devueltos por no haber podido ser entregados. Estos documentos incluyen la Tarjeta de Residencia Permanente (conocida como Green…

USCIS to Begin Using More Secure Mail Delivery Service
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USCIS to Begin Using More Secure Mail Delivery Service

by on May 7, 2018 in Blog

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that the agency will begin phasing in use of the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Signature Confirmation Restricted Delivery service to mail Green Cards and other secure documents beginning April 30, 2018. The first phase will affect documents that need to be re-mailed because they have been returned as non-deliverable. These documents include Permanent Resident Cards (also called Green Cards), Employment Authorization Cards, and Travel Booklets. Applicants who have changed mailing addresses during the course of the application process are more likely to have their secure documents sent with the new delivery…

Thousands of Hondurans to Lose Protected Status in the U.S.
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Thousands of Hondurans to Lose Protected Status in the U.S.

by on May 7, 2018 in Blog

By MIRIAM JORDAN — THE NEW YORK TIMES May 4, 2018 The Trump administration is ending temporary protected status for tens of thousands of Hondurans who have been allowed to live and work in the United States since 1999, following a hurricane that ravaged their country. ​ The decision, expected to be announced Friday, will strip protection from more than 50,000 Hondurans, the second-largest group of foreigners to benefit from the status, according to two officials at the Department of Homeland Security. ​ Determined to rein in both legal and illegal immigration, the Trump administration since last year has scrapped…

Trae alivio y esperanza dictamen de juez federal sobre DACA
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Trae alivio y esperanza dictamen de juez federal sobre DACA

by on May 6, 2018 in Blog

La abogada de inmigracion en Austin, Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch, se presento con Telemundo Austin para hablar sobre actualizaciones recientes con respeto a DACA. Gracias a Fidel Campuzano por acompañarnos y a Telemundo Austin por el noticiero. by Yomara Lopez Wednesday, April 25th 2018 En un dictamen de 60 páginas, el juez John Bates exigió el martes a la administración Trump reactivar el programa de la Acción Diferida o DACA, dándole un plazo para justificar su decisión de cancelar este amparo migratorio. Una decisión previa mantenía el programa en vigor, pero esta vez hay una diferencia. “Esto significa que la administración va…

GIVING CITY: $750,000 in funding cut for immigrant legal assistance (Statesman)
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GIVING CITY: $750,000 in funding cut for immigrant legal assistance (Statesman)

by on April 20, 2018 in Blog

An Austin nonprofit will struggle to offer its legal assistance program to immigrant detainees after the Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it would halt millions in grant funding. Rebecca Lightsey, executive director of American Gateways, the nonprofit that provides those services to three detention centers in Texas, calls the decision “almost unconscionable.” The programs educate immigrants about their basic legal rights and about the immigration court process. Unlike with criminal cases, immigrant court cases are civil matters and therefore not entitled to legal defense at the government’s expense. Without those programs, Austin immigration attorney Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch said, “They know…

Would You Pass the Green Card Marriage Interview?
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Would You Pass the Green Card Marriage Interview?

by on April 20, 2018 in Blog

Austin immigration attorney, Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch, is quoted in the New York Times on a piece regarding Green Card Marriage Interviews. Check out the full article by following the link below. “’We have seen more scrutiny and more questions about marriage lately,’ said Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch, an immigration lawyer in Austin.” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/19/us/green-card-marriage-interview-test.html

We Are Hiring! Paralegal & Senior Attorney
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We Are Hiring! Paralegal & Senior Attorney

by on April 10, 2018 in Blog

PARALEGAL Dynamic immigration firm in Austin, Texas seeks a bilingual paralegal to handle our removal defense and humanitarian caseload.  Visit https://www.lincolngoldfinch.com/paralegal  for more information and to apply. Only applicants who follow instructions will be contacted. Applications received through this posting service will be disregarded. ATTORNEY Dynamic immigration firm in Austin, Texas seeks a bilingual Senior Associate to be the managing attorney of a robust caseload, supervise the legal team, and work with the Owner and Firm Administrator to ensure cases progress through the pipeline. Compensation commensurate with experience; will pay reasonable relocation costs for the right candidate. Visit https://www.lincolngoldfinch.com/seeking-a-director-of-legal-services/  for more information and to…

A New Life Awaits You In Austin
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A New Life Awaits You In Austin

by on April 6, 2018 in Blog

Are you immigrating to the United States or planning a move from one state to another and considering a move to beautiful Austin, Texas? If so, there are some things you need to know about life in Austin that will help make your transition go a little smoother. It can take several weeks for property to ship to the United States from another country, and you must provide legal paperwork to Customs to be able to bring your belongings over. (source: a1autotransport.com) In the time that you are waiting for your personal property to be taken care of, you can…

All-Immigrant Resource Fair 2018
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All-Immigrant Resource Fair 2018

by on March 20, 2018 in Blog

Earlier this month, we partnered with our friends and fellow immigration advocates to present our first All-Immigrant Resource Fair! Thanks to all who helped make this a roaring success. Our community thrives on your contributions of time, information, and support. We hope to keep providing you with as much information and help as possible. See you again soon A principios de este mes, nos asociamos con nuestros amigos y compañeros de inmigración para presentar nuestra primera feria de recursos para inmigrantes! Gracias a todos los que ayudaron a hacer que esto sea un éxito rotundo. Nuestra comunidad prospera con sus…

Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch Named 2017-2018 Texas Rising Star!
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Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch Named 2017-2018 Texas Rising Star!

by on March 19, 2018 in Blog

We’re honored to share with you that your favourite immigration attorney here in Austin, Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch, has been selected to the 2017-2018 Texas Rising Stars list! This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in Texas. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Check out the full profile by following the link below: https://profiles.superlawyers.com/texas/austin/lawyer/kate-lincoln-goldfinch/a03a905c-2386-4cdf-86b8-da53046da133.html #SuperLawyers   Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch  

Guest Post: The Dual Citizenship Guidelines and the difference with a Second Passport
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Guest Post: The Dual Citizenship Guidelines and the difference with a Second Passport

by on March 14, 2018 in Blog

Guest Post provided by courtesy of Rapid Passport. Click here for more info.  The concept of Dual or Second Citizenship is ideal for individuals looking for business opportunities and international mobility in their quest to be successful. This is not just because it allows them to gain access to two social service systems and two passports, but also because it spares them from the otherwise lengthy paperwork visa application processes. Getting a second citizenship allows children of dual citizens to reap the advantages of embracing global citizenship. This is primarily because second citizenship allows the dual citizen and his/her immediate…