Thousands of Dreamers applied for DACA as Texas ruling looms; a ‘welcome development,’ says Darius Amiri, immigration law chair at Rose Law Group

By Daniel Gonzales | Arizona Republic More than 2,500 young undocumented Dreamers have applied for DACA in recent months, among them Phoenix university student Daniel Hernandez. Hernandez was blocked from applying for the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program under the Trump administration, which tried to rescind the program. The DACA program grants temporary protection from deportation and work permits to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, known as Dreamers. Trump said …

Marijuana and non-citizens — Darius Amiri, immigration law chair at Rose Law Group, sheds light

  By Darius Amiri, Rose Law Group Immigration Dept. Chair Now that Prop 207, Arizona’s Recreational Marijuana law, has passed and recreational licenses are being distributed, there is naturally a lot of buzz surrounding the topic of legal possession and use of marijuana and other cannabis products. As an Immigration lawyer, I am often approached by clients or prospective clients about …

Brnovich asks DHS to rescind pause in deportations; Darius Amiri, chair of Rose Law Group immigration law department, pushes back

By Rafael Carranza | Arizona Republic Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking the federal government to rescind a 100-day moratorium on most deportations that was announced on President Joe Biden’s first day in office. In a letter sent Tuesday to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Brnovich claimed the moratorium violated the Sanctuary for Americans First Enactment, or SAFE, Agreement that …

Biden’s plan to offer legal status to 11 million immigrants gets thumbs up from Darius Amiri, chair of Rose Law Group immigration law department

By Cindy Carmaco, Andrea Castillo, Molly O’Toole | Los Angeles Times During his first days in office, President-elect Joe Biden plans to send a groundbreaking legislative package to Congress to address the long-elusive goal of immigration reform, including what’s certain to be a controversial centerpiece: a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the country without …

This AZ ‘Dreamer’ Wants Biden To See Immigration Play ‘Americano!’

By Elizabeth Montgomery | Arizona Republic Tony Valdovinos wants Joe Biden to see the production of “Americano!” So he sent the President-elect a letter. “Americano!” is a musical that set box office records at The Phoenix Theatre Company early in 2020. It is based on the life of Valdovinos, who discovered his undocumented status when he tried to enlist in the Marines. …

Court: Noncitizens Can Get Phoenix Housing Aid; Darius Amiri, Chair Of Rose Law Group Immigration Department, Comments

By Jen Fifield, Alison Steinbach | Arizona Republic Immigrants without permanent legal status in the U.S. are eligible for the housing and utility assistance programs Phoenix created for those hurt by COVID-19, a federal court ruled Wednesday. The judgeruled that Phoenix is not allowed to exclude “unqualified aliens” such as undocumented immigrants from its federally funded COVID-19 relief programs by requiring applicants to show proof …

Darius Amiri, Chair Of Rose Law Group Immigration Law, Comments On DACA Restoration

By Camilo Montoya-Galvez | CBS News A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to fully restore an Obama-era initiative that protects undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation, requiring officials to open the program to new applicants for the first time since 2017. Judge Nicholas Garaufis of the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn instructed the …

Feds Say Transferring Detainees Between Jails Holding Immigrants Contributed To COVID Outbreaks; Rose Law Group Immigration Chair Darius Amiri Comments

By Hamed Aleaziz | BuzzFeed News Department of Homeland Security officials have acknowledged that transfers of detainees between facilities holding immigrants for ICE had “contributed to outbreaks” of COVID-19 and that poor information sharing made tracking and preventing the spread of the virus more difficult, according to a draft report obtained by BuzzFeed News. The document also acknowledges that the inability for …

ICE Preparing Targeted Arrests In Sanctuary Cities, Amplifying President’s Campaign Theme, Rose Law Group Immigration Chair Darius Amiri comments

By Nick Miroff and Devlin Barrett | The Washington Post The Trump administration is preparing an immigration enforcement blitz next month that would target arrests in U.S. cities and jurisdictions that have adopted “sanctuary” policies, according to three U.S. officials who described a plan with public messaging that echoes the president’s law-and-order campaign rhetoric. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation, …