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Attorney John Eluwa Invited as Guest Speaker on WSHA 88.9 FM, Shaw University Radio

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“Give Me Liberty, Give Me Law” Program Series Host Stephen Celestini Speaks with Attorney Eluwa

RALEIGH, NC (7.2.2015) – Attorney John Eluwa of the Law Offices of John Eluwa, PLLC., (www.johneluwa.com), will appear as a guest speaker on Shaw University’s WSHA 88.9 FM “Give Me Liberty, Give Me Law” Radio show on Wednesday, July 8th at 12:00 P.M. “Give Me Liberty, Give Me Law” is a monthly radio program hosted by Attorney Stephen Celestini, Principal and Owner of Stephen Celestini Consulting Services. The show educates, informs, and addresses general legal concerns and interests while directing the listener to resources for navigating legal issues.

Since opening the doors in 1995, the Law Offices of John Eluwa, PLLC, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, has become a comprehensive law practice that has successfully represented clients from numerous countries. The law offices provide all clients with high-quality legal services, such as Immigration Law – Family and Employment-based Immigration, Adjustment of Status (obtaining a Green Card), Naturalization/Citizenship, Deportation/Removal Proceedings Defense, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Special Immigration Juvenile Status (SIJS), Employment Authorization Documents, Student and Visitor Visas, Consular Processing, and Asylum. It also represents clients with Criminal Defense Matters, Traffic Violations, and Personal Injury Claims.

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About Law Offices of John Eluwa, PLLC
Law Offices of John Eluwa, PLLC, has successfully represented clients from numerous countries in Immigration Law, Criminal Defense, Traffic Violations, and Personal Injury Claims. Established in 1995, the law offices has expanded and evolved, but remained focused with providing innovative and outstanding quality; and personal attention for its clients’ legal issues. The law offices operate from the main Downtown Raleigh, NC and satellite Clinton, NC offices. More information about the law offices’ practice areas, office information and social media is available at www.johneluwa.com; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lawofficesofjohneluwa; on Twitter at twitter.com/AttorneyJEluwa; or the Official Blog at johneluwa.wordpress.com.

Contact: Kris Alvarenga
919-839-0733
kris@johneluwa.com

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Important USCIS/DACA Reminder

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that their current period of DACA and employment authorization could expire if they wait too long to request renewal.

We strongly encourage you to submit your renewal request 150 to 120 days before your current period of DACA and employment authorization will expire. Timely filing will help ensure USCIS has sufficient time to consider your request.

On March 27, 2015, USCIS began mailing renewal reminder notices to DACA recipients 180 days prior to the expiration date of their current period of DACA. Previously, these reminder notices were mailed 100 days in advance.

USCIS continues to accept initial and renewal requests for two-year grants of DACA under the guidelines established in 2012. A federal district court order issued on February 16, 2015, enjoining USCIS from implementing the expanded DACA guidelines did not impact USCIS’ ability to continue processing DACA requests under the 2012 guidelines.

You may request renewal of DACA if you met the initial DACA guidelines and you:

  • Did not depart the United States on or after August 15, 2012, without advance parole;
  • Have continuously resided in the United States since you submitted your most recent, approved DACA request, up to the present time; and
  • Have not been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

Visit uscis.gov/daca or uscis.gov/acciondiferida to get updates and all the information you need to make an initial or renewal request for DACA.

As always, we encourage you to beware of immigration scams. Visit uscis.gov/avoidscams or uscis.gov/eviteestafas to learn how to protect yourself and how to find authorized legal services.

Kind Regards,

Public Engagement Division
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

ICE No Longer Honoring New Prosecutorial Discretion Memo

From the Carolinas Chapter of the American immigration Lawyers Association:

“ICE is now implementing it’s new policy of enforcement in accordance with the November Executive Action. But for those who have not yet received that desperate call from the client who has been taken into custody at his ICE check in, this is it: If the foreign national has a significant misdemeanor (most often arising in the form of a DUI/DWI) conviction or 3 misdemeanors or a final order after 1/1/14, he / she will be taken into custody when he / she checks in with ICE. If he / she is not checking in with ICE, he / she stands a chance of getting the knock on the door at 5:00 a.m. Individuals are being taken into custody even if they are currently in removal proceedings in Charlotte. They are being transferred to Stewart with no holds. ICE has been given the instructions NOT to take into consideration DACA or DAPA eligibility in such detention decisions.”

These directives have apparently come directly from HQ in Washington and are not the acts of rogue agents. It is absolutely imperative that you advise your clients accordingly.

Attorney John Eluwa to Speak on WSHA 88.9 FM, Shaw University Radio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Attorney John Eluwa to Speak on WSHA 88.9 FM, Shaw University Radio

Saturday Morning Community Program Series Interviews Attorney Eluwa

RALEIGH, NC (12.11.2014) – Attorney John Eluwa of the Law Offices of John Eluwa, PLLC., (www.johneluwa.com), will appear as a guest speaker detailing President Obama’s Executive Order concerning Immigration for Shaw University’s WSHA 88.9 FM UpFront! Radio show on Saturday, December 20th at 9:00 A.M. UpFront! is a weekly radio program hosted by community representative Janet Howard, the executive director of Harriet B. Webster Task Force for Students Success in North Carolina, an initiative that shares insight from community leaders and elected officials regarding underserved communities in the Triangle. Attorney Eluwa will discuss his journey into Immigration Law and explain the details of the Executive Order issued by President Barack Obama back on November 20, 2014.

Since opening the doors in 1995, the Law Offices of John Eluwa, PLLC, has become a comprehensive law practice that has successfully represented clients from numerous countries. The law offices provide all clients with high-quality legal services, including Immigration Law, Criminal Defense, Traffic Violations, and Personal Injury Claims. The Law Offices of John Eluwa, PLLC, represents families who have applied for permanent residence for their spouses, children, and other close relatives; people seeking to lawfully enter and reside in the United States and later apply for citizenship, and works on behalf of businesses and industries that sponsor highly skilled foreign workers seeking to enter the United States in a temporary or in some cases on a permanent basis.

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About Law Offices of John Eluwa, PLLC
Law Offices of John Eluwa, PLLC, has successfully represented clients from numerous countries in Immigration Law, Criminal Defense, Traffic Violations, and Personal Injury Claims. Established in 1995, the law offices has expanded and evolved, but remained focused with providing innovative and outstanding quality; and personal attention for its clients’ legal issues. The law offices operate from their main Downtown Raleigh, NC and satellite Clinton, NC offices. More information about the law offices’ practice areas, office information and social media is available at www.johneluwa.com; at Facebook at www.facebook.com/lawofficesofjohneluwa; at Twitter at twitter.com/AttorneyJEluwa; or the Official Blog at johneluwa.wordpress.com.

Contact: Kris Alvarenga
919-839-0733
kris@johneluwa.com

President Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration

On November 20, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama announced a series of executive actions to improve the enforcement of illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay taxes in order to temporarily stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation.

These executive order initiatives include:

  • Expanding the population eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to young people who came to this country before turning 16 years old and have been present since January 1, 2010, and extending the period of DACA and work authorization from two years to three years.
  • Allowing parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who have been present in the country since January 1, 2010, to request deferred action and employment authorization for three years, in a new Deferred Action for Parental Accountability program, provided they pass required background checks.
  • Expanding the use of provisional waivers of unlawful presence to include the spouses and sons and daughters of lawful permanent residents and the sons and daughters of U.S. citizens.
  • Modernizing, improving and clarifying immigrant and nonimmigrant programs to grow our economy and create jobs.
  • Promoting citizenship education and public awareness for lawful permanent residents and providing an option for naturalization applicants to use credit cards to pay the application fee.

Happy Thanksgiving to All

WE ARE THANKFUL… WE ARE THANKFUL… WE ARE THANKFUL… WE ARE THANKFUL

On this day of Thanksgiving we have so much to be thankful for… Our health. Our families. Our way of life and so much more… As you celebrate this American day of gratitude, please know that we wish the warmest of holidays for you and your family and when we give thanks for all the good in our lives, we give thanks for you. Happy Thanksgiving.