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Trump administration announces new asylum policy

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Jan 30, 2019 | US Immigration Law

Arizona residents are likely aware that several thousand migrants from Central America are gathered in Tijuana, Mexico, and plan to apply for asylum in the United States. Many of these migrants have tried to cross the border illegally at the San Ysidro port of entry,…


How the Trump administration has hindered immigration courts

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Jan 18, 2019 | US Immigration Law

Citizens of Arizona may be interested to learn that despite the Trump administration promising to streamline the legal immigration system, plenty of the decisions made by the administration have proven deleterious to the immigration courts, the latest of which has…


The process of appealing an immigration decision

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Jan 2, 2019 | US Immigration Law

In most cases, those looking to appeal an immigration decision will do so through the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) or, as a last resort, federal court. Since immigration is a function of the executive branch, the rules may…


What Arizona residents should know about asylum claims

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Dec 21, 2018 | Asylum

The 2018 fiscal year for the United States government ended on Sept. 30. As of that date, U.S. Customs and Border Protection says credible fear asylum claims at the Mexico border increased 67 percent from the previous year. That translates to a total of 92,959 claims…


Getting a passport a prime reason for becoming a citizen

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Dec 6, 2018 | US Immigration Law

Those living in Arizona or any other state as a permanent resident may not have thought much about becoming a full citizen. However, as a result of recent immigration policies, the number of applications for naturalization is on the rise. In Minnesota alone, there has…


Trump asylum ban blocked by federal judge

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Nov 27, 2018 | Asylum

For people in Arizona who are affected by U.S. immigration law, President Donald Trump’s policies have raised a great deal of concern. Political rhetoric has escalated on the issue of immigration, and many people are concerned that their own applications could be…







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