Monthly Archives: November 2012

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Initial Report in from USCIS

By Peek & Toland on November 19, 2012

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Department released a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival report as of November 15, 2012.  So far, USCIS has only approved 53,273 applications out of the 308,935 total applications received for an approval rate of 17.24%. The report indicates that USCIS has accepted 298,834 of the 308,935 total applications, only turning away 3.3% of applications initially.

The report indicates the top five national origins for applicants are Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Peru. The top five states from which applications were received include California, Texas, New York, Florida, and Illinois.

To review the full report, click here.

Posted in Deferred Action

CLOSED: We are Hiring!

By Peek & Toland on November 6, 2012

Join Our Team!

A high volume law firm specializing in Immigration and Criminal Defense is in search of a talented, bi-lingual in and completely fluent in Spanish, paralegal to join its Criminal Law Department. The paralegal will be expected to keep up with a heavy workload and to demonstrate a high level of accuracy and organization. Candidates are expected to have the following skills and experience:

  • At least 5 years of paralegal experience, preferably in Criminal Law;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Bi-Lingual & fluent in Spanish (this is mandatory);
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in team environment.

This is an excellent firm and the position will offer competitive compensation and benefits. Applicants please respond by sending resumes and cover letter via email to [email protected]://www.peekandtoland.com.

Posted in Criminal Defense