Immigration Judge: 3-year-old Can Represent Self in Court

Jack Weil, pictured here, is Assistant Chief Immigration Judge for Vulnerable Populations with the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review. Weil was deposed in a lawsuit that could determine whether immigrant children facing deportation are entitled to taxpayer-funded attorneys. “I’ve taught immigration law literally to 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds,” Weil said. “It takes a…


Texas’ Undocumented Workers pay $1.5B in taxes

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy  reports that undocumented immigrants in the United States contribute significantly to state and local taxes, collectively paying an estimated $11.64 billion a year.  This total does not include the amount they pay in federal income tax and social security. The report, titled “Undocumented Immigrants’ State & Local Tax Contributions,” charts contributions…


Local lawyer recognized for her pro bono work

On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program presented Lissette Villarruel the DVAP Pro Bono Award.  The award is given to an outstanding associate who has significantly contributed to the mission of providing free legal services to victims of human rights abuses. Ms. Villarruel helped obtain asylum for a Sudanese mother and her four children…


Latino USA tells the story of The Dream 9

The Dream 9 by Antonia Cereijido and Marlon Bishop   In 2013, nine young undocumented activists walked from Mexico up to border officials in the United States and demanded to be let in and granted asylum. They were wearing their graduation caps and gowns—a uniform that had become the unofficial symbol of the Dreamer movement. They walked…


Actress Diane Guerrero’s Parents Deported

Actress Diane Guerrero, Whose Family Was Deported, Honors DREAMers’ Moms by GRISELDA NEVAREZ and NBC NEWS published April 15, 2015 [photo:  Diane Guerrero arrives at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in January.  Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP] “Brave” and “inspiring” is how 28-year-old actress Diane Guerrero described a group of mothers who have come out…


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DFW International Community Alliance is proud to partner these FREE classes for green card holders with limited English that will prepare them for the U.S. Citizenship Naturalization Exam. Each series is 12 sessions (24 hours) long. It is not necessary to register for this class and students can begin at any time during the series. Classes…

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