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Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill

On June 27, 2013, the US the Senate passed its version of Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) by a resounding 68-32 vote. On June 27, 2013, the US the Senate passed its version of Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) by a resounding 68-32 vote. S. 744, or the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration [...]

By |2018-04-05T16:20:18+00:00December 9th, 2013|Categories: Immigration News, Immigration Reform, U.S. Immigration Law|Comments Off on Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill

Delays In Immigration Reform And Administrative Alternatives

Government may soon address Immigration Reform, as the debate over border enforcement and undocumented foreign nationals has reached a boiling point. The long wait for the Federal Government to address Immigration Reform may be coming to a close, as the debate over the need for reform for border enforcement and the manner [...]

By |2018-04-04T16:09:09+00:00December 9th, 2013|Categories: Immigration News, Immigration Reform, U.S. Immigration Law|Comments Off on Delays In Immigration Reform And Administrative Alternatives

Proposed changes to family immigration may hurt Asian community

For years, immigrants from Asian countries who have arrived in the Los Angeles area have done so through family based immigration. About 55 percent of Asian immigrants have relied on a relative petitioning for them to come to the United States. A new Senate bill may change all of that and has many in the [...]

By |2018-04-26T18:06:08+00:00August 15th, 2013|Categories: Family Immigration, Immigration News, Immigration Reform|Tags: |Comments Off on Proposed changes to family immigration may hurt Asian community

LAPD chief wants undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses

Recently the chief of the Los Angeles Police Department advocated for undocumented immigrants to have to ability to obtain a driver's license. His comments have sparked an immigration controversy about granting rights to people who are not U.S. citizens. The LAPD chief said granting licenses to undocumented immigrants would allow law enforcement to "better identify" [...]

By |2018-04-25T16:49:00+00:00February 29th, 2012|Categories: Immigration News, Immigration Reform, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on LAPD chief wants undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses

ACLU confronts lack of rights for mentally-ill detainees

An issue that is arising with U.S. immigration law is how to deal with illegal immigrants who have mental disorders. Specifically, judges are having a difficult time handling these cases because the defendant sometimes does not have the means to defend himself, and other times the legal guidelines just aren't there to allow a fair [...]

By |2018-04-24T20:25:08+00:00February 7th, 2012|Categories: Immigration News, Immigration Reform, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on ACLU confronts lack of rights for mentally-ill detainees

California Dream Act signed by governor, will take effect in 2013

A couple of weeks ago we brought you the story of Ayded Reyes, a cross country athlete at Southwestern College who was locked in a deportation case. One of the elements referenced in that story was the DREAM Act, a federal law that has yet to pass that would allow illegal immigrants the ability to [...]

By |2018-04-25T15:10:22+00:00January 23rd, 2012|Categories: Immigration News, Immigration Reform, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on California Dream Act signed by governor, will take effect in 2013