ERIC MONTALVO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH McCLATCHY ABOUT NEW CITIZENSHIP POLICY

Pentagon caught off guard by new citizenship policy, but promises to help impacted troops BY TARA COPP AUGUST 29, 2019 05:43 PM WASHINGTON The Pentagon said Thursday it would help service members affected by a new Trump administration policy that makes it more difficult for troops stationed overseas to get citizenship for their children. Late […]

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ASTRID LOCKWOOD, A SENIOR ASSOCIATE AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, TALKS WITH GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE ABOUT THE IRS GETTING PASSPORTS REVOKED

Hundreds of Thousands of Delinquent Taxpayers Could Have Their Passports Revoked The IRS is cracking down on tax scofflaws, but some experts worry the agency is bypassing due process. AUGUST 29, 2019 06:04 PM ET The Internal Revenue Service has notified 389,000 delinquent taxpayers they are at risk of losing their passports if they don’t […]

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ASTRID LOCKWOOD, A SENIOR ASSOCIATE AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, TALKS WITH WASHINGTON POST ABOUT NEW ASYLUM LAW

Immigration New rule gives Trump administration more discretion to change asylum law A Justice Department sign hangs in the department’s press briefing room in Washington. A rule change affecting the department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review will allow the Trump administration more discretion in altering asylum law. (Patrick Semansky/AP) August 23, 2019 The Trump administration […]

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MISINFORMATION ALERT – ICE AGENTS AREN’T POLICE, BUT THEY CAN SAY THEY ARE AND WEAR “POLICE ICE” CLOTHING

If you were to see an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent today, that agent would probably be wearing a jacket or vest with the words “POLICE ICE” written in over-sized, all capital letters. If that ICE agent were to knock on someone’s door, that ICE agent wearing a jacket saying “POLICE ICE” could and […]

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WTOP follows the story of a mother and son who were separated for more than a month because of ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policy

Astrid Lockwood, a senior associate with The Federal Practice Group, has the story of a mother and son reuniting covered by WTOP.

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Immigration Attorney Obtains Rare Bond Hearing Since Session’s Zero Tolerance Policy

Attorney General Jeff Session’s “Zero Tolerance” immigration policy has garnered national backlash for the practice of separating children from families when seeking asylum in the US. The most heartbreaking part of the process is parents are detained with no timeline or plan of when or how they will be reunited with their children. Astrid Lockwood, […]

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