Study: Typical Illegal Resident in U.S. for More than 12 Years

Commentary by Rafael Figueroa, Esq.:  This study reveals good information regarding the current illegal immigrants in the United States and their prolonged stay in the United States, especially for those with United States born children.  

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/09/03/study-illegal-u-s-residents-staying-years-longer/?KEYWORDS=illegal+immigrants+staying+longer

What Really Drove the Children North

Commentary by Rafael Figueroa, Esq.:  This article sheds great light on the real underlying forces driving the thousands of Central American unaccompanied minors to seek refuge in the United States.  I really do not see the politicians in Washington addressing these forces.  I just see a lot of finger pointing.  That is a shame because these minors and their families need help.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/mary-ogrady-what-really-drove-the-children-north-1405892801

Children Fare Better in U.S. Immigration Courts if They Have an Attorney

Commentary by Rafael Figueroa, Esq.:   With the recent news showing the humanitarian crisis of the unaccompanied minors reaching the United States boarder with Mexico, this article reveals the challenges these minors face once they are placed in removal proceedings in the United States Immigration Courts.  The same also confirms that the children fare better with the representation of an immigration attorney.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/children-fare-better-in-u-s-immigrant-courts-if-they-have-an-attorney-1405531581?KEYWORDS=immigration+attorney

The Power of DACA Continues to Grow

Commentary by Rafael Figueroa, Esq.: This article shows how after two years of being implemented DACA has made a big difference in the lives of the young people who have been admitted to the program.

http://immigrationimpact.com/2014/06/16/the-power-of-daca-continues-to-grow/