What You Need to Know About Recent DHS
In August, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would be reviewing all cases pending in immigration court and temporarily closing low priority cases.  In November, it announced that it had begun thecase review process and issued three documents explaining the review:  Memo on Case Review Process; Guidance to ICE Attorneys; and ICE Next Steps.  For more information, visit

This case review is NOT an amnesty and it is NOT about giving people work permits or legal status.  You should NOT turn yourself into the immigration authorities because of these announcements.
ƒDo NOT believe anyone who tells you they can get you a work permit (Employment Authorization Document or “EAD”) or legal status based on this case review process!  Anyone who says this or makes other guarantees is not to be trusted!
ƒThere is NO “safe” way to turn yourself in to immigration and there is NO guarantee that your case will be considered “low priority.”  ANY person who comes into contact with immigration authorities may be arrested, detained or even removed.
ƒOnly a QUALIFIED IMMIGRATION LAWYER can evaluate your case and tell you about your rights.
ƒDo NOT seek legal advice from a notario or immigration consultant.
ƒFor more information about avoiding immigration scams, visit


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Shah Peerally is an attorney licensed in California practicing immigration law and debt settlement. He has featured as an expert legal analyst for many TV networks such as NDTV, Times Now and Sitarree TV. Articles about Shah Peerally and his work have appeared on newspapers such as San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritius Le Quotidien, Movers & Shakers and other prominent international newspapers. His work has been commended by Congress women Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee. He has a weekly radio show on KLOK 1170AM and frequently participates in legal clinics in churches, temples and mosques. His law group, Shah Peerally Law Group, has represented clients all over the United States constantly dealing with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Custom Enforcement(ICE) and CBP (Customs Border Patrol (CBP) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This department was formerly known as the Immigration and Nationality Services (INS).