February 18, 2015 was supposed to mark the implementation of one of the first phases of President Obama's Executive Action on immigration, as the newly-expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was slated to go into effect. However, late in the evening of February 16, 2015, a federal judge in Brownsville, Texas issued a 123-page order which effectively prevents the law from going into effect. The judge was ruling on a lawsuit brought by Texas and twenty-four other states, presenting a number of legal claims, including that the suing states would be harmed economically by the President's plan, that the plan violates federal administrative law requirements, and that it exceeds executive constitutional authority.
While we handle all sorts of immigration cases, we tend to focus on matters involving individuals and small- to mid-sized businesses.
Our experience and interests also lead to our having an active criminal trial practice, as well as advising individuals and businesses on a variety of international matters.
Somos abogados de inmigración quienes hablamos Español, sirviendo clientes en New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine y Massachusetts.
E também falamos Português.
Although we didn't set out to do so, our firm's name has become synonymous with immigration law in New Hampshire.
We handle trials and appeals in all New Hampshire Courts, including the Circuit Court's District Division, Superior Court, and New Hampshire Supreme Court. When needed to protect a client's interest, we even appear in Probate Court. Ron Abramson is also a member of the Criminal Justice Act Indigent Defense Panel for the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.
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On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced the much awaited Executive Action on immigration. One of the most highly anticipated was DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability). DAPA offers deferral of removal/deportation by allowing people who have lived “under the radar” to come out into the open. Eligible applicants must meet all the requirements for DAPA (See our prior blog post for eligibility requirements).
This morning, I had the privilege of appearing on New Hampshire Public Radio's daily call-in show "The Exchange with Laura Knoy". Every weekday, Laura and her producers pick a topic and convene one or more guests to discuss it. Laura fires the questions and fields the listeners' calls, effectively keeping things civil, substantive, and on-topic. The show's format does not allow for much direct guest-to-guest interaction, so - for better and for worse - The Exchange does not veer off into the realm of political debates or the high-volume shoutfests so prevalent on cable news and other talk radio networks. As a listener, I very much appreciate how The Exchange fosters a reasonable discourse about important issues. As a guest, though, there have been times that I have wanted to jump up and explain that another guest or caller is citing inaccurate information, or basing his/her opinion on faulty premises.