Undocumented Venezuelans in U.S. Get Protected Status (With Video in Spanish)

 Scroll to the bottom for Attorney Lisa Rivas’ video in Spanish The state Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced March 8 that Venezuela is being designated for Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) until September 2022. “This new designation of TPS for Venezuela enables Venezuelan nationals (and individuals without nationality who last resided in Venezuela) currently


DACA First-Time Requests Are Open Again

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) is once again accepting new applications as of Dec. 7, based on a U.S. District Court order. The order authorizes first-time requests for consideration under the terms in effect as of September 5, 2017, when President Donald J. Trump moved to rescind DACA. DACA, which was created

In the Community

Attorney Rivas Aids Danbury Hispanic Center’s Backpack Drive

Cramer & Anderson Attorney Lisa Rivas, an Associate in the firm’s Danbury office who focuses on Immigration Law, participated in the Hispanic Center of Greater Danbury’s Backpack Drive on Friday, Aug. 25. The Hispanic Center received donations from area companies, which provided backpacks and/or school supplies, and then prepared the backpacks by adding necessary supplies. They

What We’re Thinking

In Case ICE Comes, Immigrant Parents Need Plan for Children

With President Donald J. Trump enforcing U.S. immigration policies much more aggressively, the media is buzzing with stories of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) actions—and stories of immigrants being detained while their children are in school, suddenly removing any sense of safety and stability for the family. The increased possibility that parents will be detained


With Trump in Office, Immigrants Must Know Their Rights

Whatever your politics, one thing all Americans can agree on is the importance of knowing your rights and exercising them fully and appropriately. It’s the foundation this country was built upon. It’s especially important for immigrants to know their rights at a time when policies affecting their status under the administration of President Donald J.

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