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California Wildfires Disrupt Immigration Services

The deadly wildfires raging across western states like California, New Mexico, Utah, Oregon and Colorado may have displaced immigrants from their homes. One of the big concerns by immigration advocates is that undocumented residents may not seek shelter for fear of government reprisals, such as deportation. The wildfires have burned thousands of acres, so far. [...]

By |2019-02-06T22:17:26+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Immigration News, Temporary Protected Status, U.S. Immigration Law|Comments Off on California Wildfires Disrupt Immigration Services

Options to Overcome Final Orders of Deportation: Motions to Reopen

How to Reopen a Deportation Order For the better part of the past ten years, the USICE and related law enforcement agencies have embarked on an aggressive campaign to apprehend and remove from the United States thousands of immigrants against whom “final orders” of deportation or removal have been entered.  The Trump Administration [...]

Will I Get Deported for a Crime?

Perhaps the most contentious issue immigrants face is deportation, but it actually takes some doing to be physically removed from this country. One way to get deported is by not playing by the rules or rule of law rather, and we’ll take a closer look at what this means. Interestingly enough, the Supreme Court of [...]

The End of the DACA Program: What Dreamers Need to Know

The End of the DACA Program: What Dreamers Need to Know On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced the phase out of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Since 2012, this Obama-era program has provided a means for young undocumented immigrants in the U.S. to obtain work permits, driver’s [...]

By |2018-09-05T17:56:15+00:00September 7th, 2017|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Family Immigration, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Comments Off on The End of the DACA Program: What Dreamers Need to Know

What to Do if ICE Comes Calling – Know Your Rights!

What to Do if ICE Comes Calling – Know Your Rights! With the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has already been ramping up arrests of non-citizens at record rates. While ICE arrested and deported more people under President Obama than his [...]

By |2018-09-05T17:56:15+00:00April 20th, 2017|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Comments Off on What to Do if ICE Comes Calling – Know Your Rights!

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

Non-Friendly Syrian Refugee States

There’s always some truth in old aphorisms, like “there’s always a rotten one in the bunch.” It also seems to be a good metaphor for what happened in the Paris shootings and bombings that occurred November 13, 2016, when suspected ISIS terrorists killed 130 and wounded hundreds more. That tragic event sparked so much concern [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:23+00:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Non-Friendly Syrian Refugee States

CA Hotel Denies Worker Overtime Based on Undocumented Immigrant Status

It pays to know your state’s labor laws. Just ask Ramon, who was mistaken by a former employer for an immigrant. He filed a lawsuit against a California hotel after they allegedly retaliated against him for wanting to take breaks that he wasn’t getting under the California labor code. “I look Mexican, so they figured [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:23+00:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on CA Hotel Denies Worker Overtime Based on Undocumented Immigrant Status

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

A Helpful Guide to Foreign Adoption & the Related Immigration Issues

How to Seek an Immigration Status Change for an Adopted Child from Another Country Adopting a child from a foreign country is becoming more of a mainstream practice in the U.S. In fact, last year, well over 5,600 children from foreign countries were adopted by Americans and brought into the U.S. This makes foreign [...]

By |2018-01-29T23:04:01+00:00September 24th, 2016|Categories: Adoption, Family Immigration, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Helpful Guide to Foreign Adoption & the Related Immigration Issues