Attorney Christine Poarch on Immigration Issues in State of the Union

In his first State of the Union Address, President Donald Trump called on lawmakers to come to a compromise on immigration, while still pushing for a border wall and the rescission of the visa lottery and family-based migration. Christine Poarch spoke on WSLS10 to share her thoughts on the address.

See the full WSLS10 article here: https://www.wsls.com/news/virginia/roanoke/local-immigration-attorney-reacts-to-state-of-the-union

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Tutor o Tutora de Reserva

Hemos recibido varias solicitudes para un documento que permitirá al TUTOR o TUTORA DE RESERVA que ayude si ICE detuviera a uno o dos de los padres o guardia. Preguntamos a uno de los abogados locales que crea un documento que nombrara a un Tutor o Tutora de reserva como Tutor o Tutora temporal.  Lo proevemos aquí por GRATIS En Vista de que  hemos escuchado de personas que no son abogados cobrando por este mismo documento. No dude en comunicarnos si tiene un menor con discapacidades serias o  se le gustaria saber si tienes opciones para tener status en los Estados Unidos. En proveerle este documento, no le estamos dando consejos legales, sino respondiendo a la necesidad urgente que sienten los padres en designar un Tutor o Tutora de reserva sobre los niños con la incrementa fuerza inmigratoria. Si usted tiene un menor con discapacidades serias o necesidades especiales o si usted busca más consejos sobre este tipo de Tutor o Tutora, favor de comunicarse con un abogado o llamenos para una referencia con unos de nuestros abogados experimentados sobre estos asuntos.

El documento se puede acceder aquí:  ESPANOL-STANDBY CHILD GDN DESIG PL

Standby Child Form

We’ve received a number of requests for a document that would permit a “standby” guardian to step in should ICE detain a child’s parent or guardian.  We asked one of our local attorney colleagues to devise a form that would at least indicate parental choice of a temporary guardian.  We provide it here for free in light of multiple reports that non-attorneys are charging to produce similar documents.  Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have a child with serious disabilities or if you would like to explore whether you have options for gaining status in the U.S.  By providing this form, we are not giving anyone legal advice, but rather, responding to the urgent need some parents feel to make a designation in light of increased immigration enforcement.  If you have a child with special needs or a disability, or if you seek further advice about this sort of “standby” guardianship, please consult an attorney or call us for a referral to a seasoned attorney experienced in these matters.

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PLF Attorney Rachel Thompson Becomes Newest Board Member of DePaul Community Resources

PLF Attorney Rachel Thompson becomes the newest Board Member of DePaul Community Resources. DePaul is a nonprofit human services organization that works to improve the lives of children and families through programs such as foster care, adoption, independent living and community-based services. Provisions of sponsored residential homes, group homes, respite and day support services assists individuals with developmental disabilities. Board members and the leadership team help provide a high-quality and sustainable organization for the DePaul workforce to ensure the support of their clients. In 2016, Rachel Thompson was the recipient of the 2016 Allison Parker Young Professional Award to recognize the tremendous work she has done within the community and her embodiment of DePaul’s mission and values.