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Maxwell Street Legal Clinic is hiring. Please click on the link below to learn about the positions (2 immigration law practitioners and 1 legal assistant) and requirements. Application Deadline: January 22, 2018. Open until filled.
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"ALERT: On Jan. 8, 2018, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for El Salvador with a delayed effective date of 18 months to allow for an orderly transition before the designation terminates on Sept. 9, 2019. " The Re-registration period is open now.

Those who have TPS El Salvador still need to register for this transition period.


DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival)
We are currently filing DACA renewals if it expired on or after September 5, 2016, DACA cases that expire within 150 days, and DACA cases for those whose DACA expired before Spetember 5, 2016. Any other DACA applications are not accepted by USCIS at this point.
USCIS published a new memorandum.
There is a a preliminary injunction in place right now ordered by a federal judge. This could be overturned soon. We don't know how long this window of opportunity is going to last, and what will happen to the pending cases filed after the injunction.

Advanced Parole for DACA recipients cannot be applied for. USCIS will not accept completely new DACA application, i.e. DACA applications for person who never had DACA.

AG Jeff Sessions had announced on September 5, 2017 in a press conference that DACA had been rescinded. US Citizenship and Immigration Services had only accepted DACA initial cases on or before September 5, 2017. No initial DACA cases had been accepted afterwards. Those DACA cases that had been filed before that date will be adjudicated or were adjudicated on a case by case basis, just like previously. Anybody whose DACA expired between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 was able to file before October 5, 2017.


https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/09/05/memorandum-rescission-daca

Thanks to the Kentucky Bar Foundation for providing funds to help with our Power Of Attorney Project.


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Maxwell Street Legal Clinic is a program of Kentucky Equal Justice Center,
a non-profit poverty law advocacy center. We are a trusted source of high quality,
low cost legal assistance for the immigrant and refugee communities of Kentucky.

This past year we were one of 22 agencies to receive grant funds
from the Fayette County Bar Foundation!

201 East Maxwell Street
Lexington, KY 40508
859-233-3840

Check out our brochure (PDF) for an overview of our services!

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