After a tumultuous four years for immigrant protections and rights, immigrants saw a bright spot in December 2020. The Trump administration announced full restoration of the President Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for young immigrants. This program shields hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation.
In 2017, President Trump ended DACA, eliminating...Read More
When the United States formed in 1776, every citizen was an immigrant. For decades, America would proudly boast its reputation as a melting pot, welcoming immigrants through Ellis Island in New York.
However, in the last decade, immigration has become a contentious issue, and undocumented immigrants gained an undeserved negative reputation.
When undocumented immigrants are discussed, often,...Read More
Fay & Grafton is proud to announce Attorney Ana Nuñez inaugural inclusion into the SuperLawyers ‘Rising Stars’ list for 2021.
Ana Nunez was recently selected to the 2021 North Carolina Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice.
Only 2.5% of attorneys in North Carolina receive this distinction. Selection to the Rising Stars list...Read More
Thousands of immigrants and companies rely on the H1-B Visa program to “hire nonimmigrant aliens as workers in specialty occupations or as fashion models of distinguished merit and ability.”
2020 brought a year of sweeping changes for the program due to the novel Coronavirus, according to the Trump administration. Those who routinely rely on the program to hire immigrant workers or...Read More
U.S. Supreme Court Rules To Allow DACA
On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to allow the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to continue. The Court found that the Trump administration’s decision to terminate the program was “arbitrary and capricious” under the Administrative Procedures Act and failed to consider the hardship to DACA recipients. HERE is a...Read More
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers have established standards for maintaining the safety, security and health of both staff and detainees. Unfortunately, with the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, these established standards cannot be maintained because of the forced proximity of people inside the facilities. It is imperative that you learn what your rights...Read More