1LAW, a California and Utah based law firm, is offering free G-28 forms, among other assistance, to all immigrants in response to the federal government’s deportation raids that started on Sunday, July 14, 2019.
The G-28 form, which users can access and download from the law firm’s app or website, demonstrates that the immigrants have legal representation and instructs any officer who stops the immigrant to contact their attorney.
Among other benefits, 1LAW’s CEO, Jason Velez, Esq. has created a platform that allows users 24/7 access to legal documents, chat support, and video conferencing with attorneys from the convenience of one’s phone, simply by downloading the 1LAW app. The monthly $20 fee, which is normally charged to users in order to access the app, is currently being waived for all immigrants.
The opportunity for immigrants to access the app for free stems from 1LAW’s founding principle objective- to provide “justice for all” and from their passion to help those who have been affected by an illegal deportation order.
1LAW has recently represented several immigrants who legally came to the United States and applied for citizenship through the requisite avenues only to be egregiously ordered deported by the immigration court.
One client, in particular, came to the United States with a visa and under the protection of her legal guardian who married a U.S. Citizen. Because the client’s legal guardian was not her biological mother, the Immigration Service (“USCIS”) ruled that she did not qualify for the right to apply for residency or citizenship, even though her legal guardian had raised her from birth and she was now 22 years old.
1LAW appealed the service’s decision in the Federal District Court of Utah, however, USCIS initiated a separate removal “deportation” proceeding. While the 1LAW client prevailed before the Federal Court, which held that the original application to USCIS should have been adjudicated favorably and not denied, the Immigration Court did not grant the client a continuance to await the federal court decision and ordered the client removed and “deported.” Notwithstanding the Federal Court’s decision, the Immigration Court has refused to correct the client’s active deportation order. When asked how she was doing, the client responded “My case is a great example of how broken the immigration system is.”
The 1LAW app can be accessed by searching for “1LAW” in all iPhone user’s app store. Those with Android or other devices should visit www.1law.com.
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