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Federal District Court Judge Blocks Trump's Third Country Asylum Rule As outlined in our blog, “Trump Administration Issues New Third Country Asylum Rule,” the new third-country asylum rule bars anyone (other than a citizen of Mexico) who travels from another country to the United States by land from qualifying for asylum unless he or she first seeks asylum in a third country. However, on July 24, 2019, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar of San Francisco, California issued a preliminary injunction which
Trump Administration Issues New Third Country Asylum Rule   UPDATE: On July 24, 2019, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar of San Francisco, California issued a preliminary injunction which has temporarily stopped the Trump administration’s third-country asylum bar from going into effect. Earlier on the same day, a U.S. District Judge in Washington D.C. declined to issue a preliminary injunction in a similar suit. However, the decision of the U.S. District Judge in San Francisco a few hours later temporarily
USCIS Denver Field Office changes InfoPass Appointment Policy In the past, Applicants for immigration benefits, their representatives, and other stakeholders were able to go online to schedule an appointment with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) at their local field office. These appointments, called InfoPass appointments, are an important tool to help people navigate the immigration system and allowed peopled to ask questions about a pending case, check the status of a case, and/or receive important documents related to
Trump Administration to Begin Increased Enforcement of Sponsors’ Financial Obligations Based on Affidavit of Support An Applicant/Beneficiary for an immigrant visa or for adjustment of status must demonstrate that he or she is not inadmissible due to his or her likelihood to become a public charge. This requirement is based upon the U.S. government’s concern that Applicants/Beneficiaries will become lawful permanent residents and then become reliant on public benefits such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or “food stamps”) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Two Top Honors -  David Kolko, Kolko & Casey, P.C. - Denver Colorado Kolko and Casey, P.C. announces the 2019 selection of Managing Attorney, David Kolko for two esteemed honors in the field of immigration law, from both 5280 Magazine and Super Lawyers. Both these recognitions, which are based upon recommendations from peers in the immigration legal field, confirm what we already know: That we are fortunate for the experience and dedication of David Kolko at the head of our firm. For the fourth
2019 Brings Changes to Firm Ownership and Firm Name: Kolko & Casey, P.C. David Kolko and Jennifer Casey are both very pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2019, our law firm, Kolko & Associates, P.C., has changed its name to Kolko & Casey, P.C.  With the addition of Jennifer Casey to the ownership team, the firm is continuing its evolution for the future.  With seven attorneys and extensive legal experience in the field of U.S. Immigration Law, the firm will continue to serve
What is happening with DACA? Where we are, and we where we could be heading… It has been almost one year since U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions announced that the government was terminating Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program which offers work permits and deportation relief to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. However, thanks to multiple lawsuits filed in Federal Courts across the country, challenging the legality of the termination of DACA, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has continued
Life After TPS: Evaluate Your Options In recent months the Trump Administration has terminated the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Program for multiple countries and is reviewing the continued designation of several others. TPS for Hondurans was terminated and will only continue through July 5, 2018. The TPS designation for Nicaragua will terminate on January 5, 2019. TPS for individuals from Haiti was also terminated and the protected status will only continue through July 22, 2019. Individuals from
Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador set to end September 09, 2019 On January 08, 2018, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security announced her decision to end the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for El Salvador. TPS provides temporary lawful status and work authorization to people already in the United States from countries affected by armed conflict, natural disaster or other strife. El Salvador was first designated by George W. Bush in March 2001 following a series of earthquakes, and has
David Kolko named to 5280 Magazine’s Top Lawyers 2018 Kolko & Associates, P.C. is pleased to announce that for the third year in a row, Managing Partner David Kolko has been selected as one of 5280 Magazine’s Top Lawyers. Congratulations David! For more information regarding Managing Partner David Kolko or the legal services that we offer at Kolko & Associates, P.C., please contact our office.
USCIS announces in-person interview requirements for employment-based lawful permanent residence applications, refugee/asylee relative petitions The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has announced that starting on October 1, 2017, it will begin “phasing-in” mandatory in-person interviews on employment based applications for adjustment of status to lawful permanent residence (Form I-485) and petitions for relatives of asylees or refugees (Form I-730). The USCIS announced it will also begin incremental expansion of interviews for other type of applications for immigration benefits. The USCIS announcement is a significant
Jennifer Casey selected as Super Lawyers Rising Star Kolko and Associates, P.C. is very pleased to announce that Partner Jennifer Casey has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star  for 2017. This is the second consecutive year that Ms. Casey has been selected for this honor. For more information on Jennifer Casey, our firm or immigration legal matters, please contact Kolko & Associates, P.C.
Trump Issues New Executive Order Banning Admission of Refugees and Nationals of Six Countries On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist entry into the United States. The new Executive Order (EO) bars the admission of refugees from all countries for a period of 120 days and bars the admission of certain nationals from six countries for a period of 90 days. The new EO will take effect on March 16, 2017. In the new EO, the
Abogada Abbie Weibel aparece en el Noticiero TVMET   El 4 de marzo, abogada Abbie Weibel apareció en el canal estudiantil de Metropolitan State University of Denver, Noticiero TVMET para contestar preguntas frecuentes de la comunidad de inmigrantes en el estado de Colorado. La abogada contestó preguntas acerca del proceso de la ciudadanía en los estados unidos y lo complicado que pueda ser obtener la residencia en los estados unidos si uno tiene múltiples entradas sin permiso en este
David Kolko on Denver’s Channel 7 Politics Unplugged   On Sunday, February 26, 2017, Managing Partner David Kolko appeared on Denver’s Channel 7 Politics Unplugged to discuss current immigration policy under the Trump Administration. Mr. Kolko provided insights into the recent Executive Orders and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Memoranda regarding interior immigration enforcement and border security. Mr. Kolko discussed the expansive nature of the Executive Orders and DHS Memoranda, and highlighted the lack of clarity within those documents
David Kolko on The Craig Silverman Show   On February 11, 2017, Managing Partner David Kolko appeared on the Craig Silverman Show on Denver’s KNUS 710 Radio to discuss U.S. immigration law and policy. Mr. Kolko and Mr. Silverman discussed the recent increase in immigration enforcement under the Trump Administration and other issues facing immigrants and the country today. Listen to Mr. Kolko’s insights on immigration here: https://craigsilverman.podbean.com/e/the-craig-silverman-show-feb-11-2017-hr-3/ For more information about David Kolko, our law firm, or
Trump Issues Executive Orders on Immigration On January 25, 2017, President Donald Trump signed two Executive Orders, entitled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” and “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements.” The Executive Orders identify individuals who have entered the United States without inspection or admission as a significant threat to national security and public safety. The Executive Orders contain directives to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to prioritize
David Kolko named to 5280 Magazine’s Top Lawyers 2017 Kolko & Associates, P.C. is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, Managing Partner David Kolko has been selected as one of 5280 Magazine’s Top Lawyers. In order to be named to 5280 Top Lawyers, Colorado attorneys vote for those who they respect most in various fields of law, including immigration. Mr. Kolko was selected as one of a handful of immigration attorneys for the 2017 Top
Kolko & Associates, P.C. – “2017 Best Law Firms in Colorado” Kolko & Associates, P.C. is proud to announce that it has been selected by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Law Firm in Colorado for 2017. U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms publication is one of the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. We would like to take the opportunity to thank our team of hardworking, talented and compassionate attorneys and
DHS Regulatory Changes Impact Employment Authorization Document Renewals The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced regulatory changes that apply to certain individuals’ work authorization in the United States. These changes will go into effect on January 17, 2017. The first major change eliminates the requirement under the old regulations that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) adjudicate Employment Authorization Document (EAD) applications within 90 days of receipt. Without this deadline, individuals can now expect their initial

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