Hatch Rockers Immigration - Blog Author: Patrick Hatch

Jack is officially an Immigration Law Specialist

Congratulations to Attorney Jack Rockers for passing the exam to become a North Carolina State Bar Certified Specialist in Immigration Law!

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USCIS TPS announcement

Today USCIS announced Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 3 countries affected by the Ebola outbreak: Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Starting tomorrow, people from these countries who are present in the US today can apply for a work permit.

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New program for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

The United States is establishing a refugee/parole program in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to provide a legal alternative to the dangerous journey that some children are currently undertaking to the United States. Under the program, certain parents who are lawfully present in the United States may request access to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program […]

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Election Day

Are you eligible to vote? If so, be sure to exercise that right today. Congratulations to those voting for their first time!

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Immigration news in Massachusetts

Immigration Reform remains stalled in Washington, D.C. Some states, businesses, and universities are growing impatient. See how Massachusetts is creatively and proactively challenging the immigration limitations for highly-skilled foreigners. http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/29/smallbusiness/massachusetts-immigration/…

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We at HILO have had a busy summer

Patrick and Jack attended the American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference in Boston. Patrick gave a presentation entitled “Empowering Communities & Enriching Your Practice: Setting Up Ethical and Organized Pro Bono Fairs.”

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Have you seen the news about the border?

There is a definite need for pro bono representation due to the recent humanitarian crisis at the southern border. Patrick is currently volunteering with AILA to make sure that both due process rights and the rule of law are upheld at the border.

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ATTENCION SOÑADORES

USCIS ha anunciado el proceso para renovar la inscripción al programa de Acción Diferida Para Entrantes Infantiles (“DACA”). USCIS recomienda que las solicitudes sean sometidas entre 120 días (4 meses) y 150 días (5 meses) antes del vencimiento del periodo de Acción Diferida del Solicitante. La cuota del gobierno para renovar es $465. Como siempre, […]

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Attention DREAMers

USCIS has announced the process for renewing enrollment in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program. USCIS recommends that requests be submitted between 120 days (4 months) and 150 days (5 months) before the Applicant’s current period of Deferred Action expires. The government filing fee for renewing is $465. As always, beware unscrupulous service […]

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Immigrants are vital to North Carolina’s economy and cultural fabric

“North Carolina has long benefited from the immeasurable economic contributions of its immigrant populations. Coming from all over the world, immigrants play a vital role in the Tar Heel state as neighbors, entrepreneurs, consumers and taxpayers. Immigrants help position North Carolina for growth and cultural vitality, bringing with them ingenuity and a variety of languages, […]

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