Access to in-state tuition and financial aid for immigrant students

On behalf of Robichaud, Schroepfer & Correia, P.A. posted in Adjustment of Status on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. The federal Deferred Action program may remove the immediate threat of deportation for young undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children. But it does nothing to provide assistance for those young immigrants to attend college. And for […]

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Asylum applications in domestic violence cases: ruling expected

On behalf of Robichaud, Schroepfer & Correia, P.A. posted in Asylum on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Deportation remains a significant threat for large numbers of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Yes, the Deferred Action program has given some breathing room to younger immigrants who meet certain criteria. But for others, the risk of being deported remains […]

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Immigrants help drive recovery of housing market

On behalf of Robichaud, Schroepfer & Correia, P.A. posted in Employment Immigration on Friday, March 8, 2013. Immigration helps drive economic growth in Minnesota and across the country. This is one of the recurring themes of this blog. We’ve written, for example, about immigrant-owned businesses, such as those on Lake Street in Minneapolis or University Avenue […]

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New year, new hopes for immigration reform

On behalf of  Robichaud, Schroepfer & Correia, P.A. posted in Employment Immigration on Monday, January 14, 2013. In last week’s post, we wrote about how aggressive federal officials are at enforcing immigration law. That includes many deportations a year in Minnesota and other states around the country. Looking to the future, however, many people are hopeful […]

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Immigration enforcement and the threat of deportation

 On behalf of Robichaud, Schroepfer & Correia, P.A. posted in Deportation on Friday, January 11, 2013. There are many positive trends in immigration law. The Deferred Action program has given hope to many young immigrants who came to the U.S. as children but lacked legal status. And studies have shown the dynamic role that immigrants of […]

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Deferred action program: one young woman’s success story

On behalf of Robichaud, Schroepfer & Correia, P.A. posted in Employment Immigration on Thursday, December 20, 2012. The Deferred Action program really does work. Many young Minnesota immigrants are among thousands around the country who have applied for the program, which offers a two-year waiver to prevent deportation and gain work permits or the ability to […]

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Does immigration status affect access to in-state tuition rates?

On behalf of Robichaud, Schroepfer & Correia, P.A. posted in Employment Immigration on Friday, November 30, 2012. For immigrants and citizens alike, getting a good job depends greatly on getting an education beyond high school. With the cost of college so high, however, the availability of in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities is very […]

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Deferred action applications expected to keep increasing

On behalf of Robichaud, Schroepfer & Correia, P.A. posted in Employment Immigration on Wednesday, November 21, 2012.  Last summer, when the Obama administration announced its Deferred Action program, young immigrants who stepped forward to participate were worried that there was some risk. If President Obama lost the election, their names would be known as possible candidates […]

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