Hatch Rockers Immigration - Blog Author: Patrick Hatch

COVID-19 procedures and news

Hatch Rockers is remaining busy during this strange time. We hope everyone is doing the best they can and staying healthy. Our thoughts are with those who are ill from this virus. We are still working hard for our clients and will remain doing so, with some minor changes. As of March 13, 2020, we […]

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It’s our anniversary!

This month, we celebrate 12 years as a law firm. We are happy to serve so many clients around the world over this time.

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New court decision with potentially big DACA news for some people

DACA, including advance parole (travel permission), could be coming back to original form in 90 days. Stay tuned for more information.

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NC Human Trafficking Commission Symposium

Patrick was a panelist this week at the NC Human Trafficking Commission Symposium in New Bern. Patrick was honored to be chosen to speak on immigration issues, among many passionate and intelligent practitioners.

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Welcome to Greenville Associate Attorney Caroline J. Tarpey

Hatch Rockers Immigration is pleased to announce that Caroline J. Tarpey has joined our team of attorneys. Caroline is the Associate Attorney in our Greenville, NC office. She is coming from the US Department of Justice, where she gained 3 years of experience at the Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, VA. She joined […]

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New Associate Attorney Beth Hutchens

Hatch Rockers Immigration would like to introduce Beth Hutchens, our new associate attorney in Durham. Beth joined us in August, as a law clerk awaiting her bar exam results. Beth is now a licensed North Carolina attorney and a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill School of Law. Beth’s prior professional experiences include working with non-profits […]

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New Old Policy, Requiring Interviews for Employment-Based and Asylum Dependent Adjustment Cases

The Trump administration will no longer waive the in-person interview step before certain applicants can get a green card. Previously, USCIS had allowed employment-based applicants and asylum dependents applying for a green card to skip the in-person interview part of the process. The reason for waiving the interview in those cases was to redistribute resources […]

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) has been rescinded

Here is what we know so far: The DACA program is being phased out, but anyone with a valid DACA work permit can continue to use that permit through its expiration date. ​ DACA holders whose permit will expire between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 are eligible to ​renew one more time. These applications must […]

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Hatch Rockers Immigration in New Orleans

Last month, Patrick Hatch, Jack Rockers, and Evelyn Smallwood of Hatch Rockers Immigration attended the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) National Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. While there, the attorneys heard dozens of panel presentations from some of immigration law’s leading legal minds. Patrick, as the Treasurer on the AILA Carolinas Chapter Executive Committee, planned […]

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Evelyn named AILA Pro Bono Award winner

We are proud to report that Attorney Evelyn Smallwood was named AILA Carolinas Pro Bono Champion at the AILA Conference in New Orleans in June. Congratulations, Evelyn! See the list of other winners: http://www.aila.org/practice/pro-bono/recognition/pro-bono-heroes-recognition-program/2017-aila-chapter-pro-bono-champions?utm_source=Recent+Postings+Alert&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RP+Daily#2

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