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Immigrants Said to Make CA Stronger

State civic leaders, theologians, law enforcement, education, and business leaders took a bold stand against deportation Tuesday, March 8, 2016, when they presented the highest court in the land a friend-of-the-court brief singing the praises of undocumented workers and urging temporary relief to as many as 5 million immigrants who currently live and work in [...]

By |2018-09-05T17:56:15+00:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Family Immigration, Immigration News, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Immigrants Said to Make CA Stronger

FAQs About Immigration Scams: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of an Immigration Scam

How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of an Immigration Scam Wherever there are people needing help and willing to pay for it, scam artists can lurk in the shadows, waiting to steal money from unsuspecting, vulnerable people. In fact, scams targeting undocumented people in the U.S. are fairly prevalent, as this group [...]

By |2018-01-30T20:45:23+00:00September 30th, 2016|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on FAQs About Immigration Scams: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of an Immigration Scam

Toddlers Can Represent Themselves in Asylum Cases, Judge Rules

When it comes to detaining undocumented and sometimes unattended toddlers or young children coming into the U.S., there has been some backlash, particularly when it comes to the possibility that young children will be confined in a prison-like setting. That is reportedly one of the reasons why U.S. District Judge Jack Weil issued a startling deposition [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:24+00:00September 18th, 2016|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Family Immigration, Immigration News, U.S. Citizenship, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Toddlers Can Represent Themselves in Asylum Cases, Judge Rules

Library of Congress Will No Longer Use Phrase ‘Illegal Alien’

The term “illegal alien” has been a part of the American lexicon for decades. While the phrase was first established by the Library of Congress in 1980 (as“aliens, illegal”), in 1993, it was revised to “illegal aliens” in 1993. Since then, however, political correctness has seemed to trigger a fading reliance on this phrase. And [...]

By |2018-01-30T20:24:10+00:00August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Immigration News, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Library of Congress Will No Longer Use Phrase ‘Illegal Alien’

Waiting on a Visa Petition But Not Eligible to Adjust Status? I-601a Available Now!

Ineligible to Adjust Status? I-601A Available for Visa Petitions Finally, more than one year after publishing a proposed rule to expand eligibility for I-601A provisional waivers of inadmissibility due to the “3 and 10-year bar” for accrual of unlawful presence in the US, the DHS has made the rule final.  On August 29, [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:24+00:00August 5th, 2016|Categories: Immigration News, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Waiting on a Visa Petition But Not Eligible to Adjust Status? I-601a Available Now!

Advocates Push to Improve California Detainment Standards for Immigrants

Most Americans think refugees and foreign nationals seeking asylum in America get the red carpet treatment. Well, in a lot of cases, that couldn’t be further than the truth. Because instead of walking on a red carpet a lot of times asylum seekers find themselves staring at red lines on the floor of privately run [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:24+00:00July 31st, 2016|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Family Immigration, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Advocates Push to Improve California Detainment Standards for Immigrants

Changing Immigration Status via Marriage

Marriage is one of the avenues to obtaining citizenship in the U.S. Because of this, it's not uncommon for people to try to fake a marital union in an effort to naturalize in America. Sensitive to this potential for fraud, officials at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have devised a number of practices - [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:24+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Family Immigration, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Changing Immigration Status via Marriage

Undocumented Immigrants Count in District Voting Totals, SCOTUS Rules

Recently, the Supreme Court of the U.S. (SCOTUS)  unanimously ruled that undocumented immigrants and other unauthorized residents will be counted towards their legislative district totals. This will reportedly give those districts with undocumented residents more representation in elections. Undocumented people living in the U.S. aren’t granted any voting rights by the ruling. However, their presence now counts [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:25+00:00July 10th, 2016|Categories: Immigration News, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Undocumented Immigrants Count in District Voting Totals, SCOTUS Rules

Interstate Immigration Fraud Scam Brought Down by Federal Authorities

Interstate Immigration Fraud Scam Brought Down by Federal Authorities The age old adage “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” definitely applies to the case of a Sacramento man, who authorities arrested for allegedly trying to fleece hundreds of foreign nationals of exorbitant amounts of cash in exchange for [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:25+00:00March 6th, 2016|Categories: Family Immigration, Immigration News, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Interstate Immigration Fraud Scam Brought Down by Federal Authorities

Ohio Jury Convicts Man of Running an Immigration Fraud Scam, USCIS Reports

Ohio Jury Convicts Man of Running an Immigration Fraud Scam, USCIS Reports A 41-year-old man from Columbus, Ohio was recently convicted unlawfully procuring citizenship, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Immigration fraud, including illegally trying to secure citizenship or naturalization, is a federal crime punishable by up to 15 years in [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:25+00:00February 24th, 2016|Categories: Family Immigration, Immigration News, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ohio Jury Convicts Man of Running an Immigration Fraud Scam, USCIS Reports