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Friday, October 17, 2014

TPS Extended for Nicaragua and Honduras - Drew Law Office, pllc.

TPS Extended for Nicaragua and Honduras - Drew Law Office, pllc.





Temporary Protected Status Extended for Honduras

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Honduras for an additional 18 months, effective Jan. 6, 2015, through July 5, 2016.




Temporary Protected Status Extended for Honduras

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Honduras for an additional 18 months, effective Jan. 6, 2015, through July 5, 2016.






Drew Law Office, PLLC -- Immigration Attorneys, Manchester Metro, NH (603) 644-3739 or www.drewpllc.com

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

43 Missing Students, a Mass Grave and a Suspect: Mexico’s Police - NYTimes.com

43 Missing Students, a Mass Grave and a Suspect: Mexico’s Police - NYTimes.com

For those out there who think the Central American children who have been coming to the US Border seeking protection from gangs --were making it up -- how about a story from a little closer. Click the link above to see the complete story from Randy Archibold of the NYT.

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Missing students Guerrero Mexico
[There have been] ... 43 students reported missing after deadly clashes with the police on Sept. 26, when at least six student protesters and bystanders were killed in the restive, rural state of Guerrero, one of the poorest in the country and long afflicted by political, social and criminal upheaval.



The state prosecutor investigating why the police opened fire on students from their vehicles has found mass graves in Iguala — the small industrial city where the confrontations occurred — containing 28 badly burned and dismembered bodies.



The prosecutors had already arrested 22 police officers after the clashes, saying the officers secretly worked for, or were members of, a local gang. Now they are investigating whether the police apprehended the students after the confrontation and deliberately turned them over to the local gang. Two witnesses in custody told prosecutors that the gang then killed the protesters on the orders of a leader known as El Chucky.



“I saw police trucks go up and down the hill to up there, where the bodies are found,” said one man in the neighborhood near the site who declined to give his name out of fear. “Then came the news they found the grave and it may be the students. But you would be a fool around here to accuse the police and expect to live.”



Even in a country accustomed to mass killings, the case has generated alarm, both for the possible involvement of the police and for the fact that the students were not known to have criminal ties. Miguel Martínez, a representative for the families, said students at the school had fought back against extortion attempts by gangs last year, but it was not clear if that could have made them a target now.



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 Drew Law Office, PLLC -- Immigration Attorneys, Manchester Metro, NH (603) 644-3739 or www.drewpllc.com

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Obama Approves Plan to Let Children in Central America Apply for Refugee Status - NYTimes.com

Obama Approves Plan to Let Children in Central America Apply for Refugee Status - NYTimes.com



WASHINGTON — President Obama has approved a plan to allow several thousand young children from Central American countries to apply for refugee status in the United States, providing a legal path for some of them to join family members already living in America, White House officials said Tuesday.


The program is aimed at helping to discourage many children from making a long, dangerous trek across Mexico in an attempt to cross into the United States and join their parents. The idea was first presented to Mr. Obama at the height of the summer’s border crisis, when tens of thousands of young children from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras were pouring across the border from Mexico and presenting themselves to American border patrol agents as refugees fleeing from rape and gang violence.


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click the link above to see the rest of a really informative piece.
Drew Law Office, PLLC -- Immigration Lawyers Metro Manchester NH (603) 644-3739 or www.immigrationNH.com

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Refugee children at the border. - Drew Law Office, pllc.

Refugee children at the border. - Drew Law Office, pllc.

If you have been watching the news at all over the past couple of weeks you will have heard about the dramatic increase in the numbers of children and families fleeing the violence and poverty of Central American countries such as Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. Some press reports estimate that 50-60 thousand children have turned themselves in to authorities at the southern US border seeking a way to stay here.



click on the link to read my thoughts on the issue...

 Drew Law Office, PLLC -- Immigration Attorneys, Manchester Metro, NH (603) 644-3739 or www.drewpllc.com

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Latino Jobs Growth Driven by U.S. Born | Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project

Latino Jobs Growth Driven by U.S. Born | Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project

Immigrants No Longer the Majority of Hispanic Workers
For the first time in nearly two decades, immigrants do not account for the majority of Hispanic workers in the United States. Meanwhile, most of the job gains made by Hispanics during the economic recovery from the Great Recession of 2007-09 have gone to U.S.-born workers, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data.
Immigrants No Longer the Majority of Latino WorkersIn 2013, 49.7% of the more than 22 million employed Latinos were immigrants. This share was down sharply from the pre-recession peak of 56.1% in 2007. Although Latinos have gained 2.8 million jobs since the recession ended in 2009, only 453,000 of those went to immigrants. Moreover, all of the increase in employment for Latino immigrants happened in the first two years of the recovery, from 2009 to 2011. Since then, from 2011 to 2013, the employment of Latino immigrants is unchanged.



Click the link above to see the full article and link to the full report.
Drew Law Office, PLLC -- Immigration Attorneys, Manchester Metro, NH (603) 644-3739 or www.drewpllc.com

Thursday, June 12, 2014

World Cup Opinions in 19 Countries: Likes, Dislikes, Predictions - NYTimes.com

World Cup Opinions in 19 Countries: Likes, Dislikes, Predictions - NYTimes.com

It may not have much to do with immigration law or New Hampshire -- but today is the first day of the World Cup Finals -- so I thought I would repost this chart from the New York Times. Many of my clients are big soccer/futbol fans, and getting my clients want they want is always my goooooooooooooaaaalllllll ;-)








Continue reading the main story
Who Will Win the
World Cup?
ACCORDING TO...TOP ANSWER2ND ANSWER
Argentina
Argentina
Brazil
Australia
Brazil
Australia
Brazil
Brazil
Germany
Chile
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Brazil
Colombia
Costa Rica
Brazil
Germany
England
Brazil
Spain
France
Brazil
France
Germany
Brazil
Germany
Greece
Brazil
Spain
Italy
Brazil
Italy
Japan
Brazil
Japan
Mexico
Brazil
Germany
Netherlands
Brazil
Netherlands
Portugal
Brazil
Portugal
Russia
Brazil
Russia
South Korea
Brazil
Spain
Spain
Spain
Brazil
USA
USA
Brazil

Which Team Are You
Rooting Against?
ACCORDING TO...TOP ANSWER2ND ANSWER
Argentina
England
Brazil
Australia
USA
Iran
Brazil
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Argentina
USA
Colombia
Argentina
USA
Costa Rica
Mexico
Argentina
England
Russia
Germany
France
Algeria
France
Germany
Iran
Honduras
Greece
Germany
USA
Italy
USA
Iran
Japan
South Korea
Japan
Mexico
USA
Iran
Netherlands
Iran
Germany
Portugal
France
Germany
Russia
USA
Russia
South Korea
Japan
South Korea
Spain
Iran
Germany
USA
USA
Russia

Who Plays the Most
Beautiful Soccer?(excluding your own team)
ACCORDING TO...TOP ANSWER2ND ANSWER
Argentina
Brazil
Spain
Australia
Brazil
England
Brazil
Spain
Germany
Chile
Brazil
Spain
Colombia
Brazil
Spain
Costa Rica
Spain
Brazil
England
Brazil
Spain
France
Brazil
Spain
Germany
Brazil
Spain
Greece
Brazil
Spain
Italy
Brazil
Spain
Japan
Spain
England
Mexico
Brazil
Spain
Netherlands
Brazil
Spain
Portugal
Brazil
Spain
Russia
Brazil
Spain
South Korea
Brazil
Spain
Spain
Brazil
Germany
USA
Brazil
Spain
Note: The answers shown exclude the generic answers "Don't know" and "I don't have a least favorite team".


 Drew Law Office, PLLC -- Immigration Attorneys, Manchester Metro, NH (603) 644-3739 or www.drewpllc.com

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewal time is here! - Drew Law Office, pllc.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewal time is here! - Drew Law Office, pllc.



The first DACA approvals will begin to expire in September 2014. To avoid a lapse in the period of deferral and employment authorization, individuals must file renewal requests before the expiration of their current period of DACA. USCIS encourages requestors to submit their renewal request approximately 120 days (four months) before their current period of deferred action expires.



 Drew Law Office, PLLC -- Immigration Lawyers Metro Manchester NH (603) 644-3739 or www.immigrationNH.com