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Military families can apply for green cards inside the U.S.

Those who serve in our nation’s military and live in and around Los Angeles do so with great risk to their own lives. They are often put in stressful and perilous situations without much compensation. The fact that their families are safe and taken care of can be a great solace to these brave servicemen [...]

By |2018-04-17T18:30:41+00:00November 27th, 2013|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Family Immigration, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Military families can apply for green cards inside the U.S.

Deferred action can give immigrants new opportunities

The adolescent years are a time when most teenagers just want to fit in with the rest of their peers. For many teenage immigrants who are living in the Los Angeles area without documents, the fact that they cannot participate in the same activities as some of their friends can make them feel left out [...]

By |2018-03-09T17:13:43+00:00July 17th, 2013|Categories: Family Immigration, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , |Comments Off on Deferred action can give immigrants new opportunities

ACLU files lawsuit against feds for detainers

In order for immigration officials to keep someone in custody, they have to have evidence that they are actually in the country illegally. Simply having a hunch that the person is here illegally is not good enough. This is the basis for a lawsuit filed recently by immigration advocates and Southern California's American Civil Liberties Union against [...]

By |2018-03-26T17:02:11+00:00July 2nd, 2013|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on ACLU files lawsuit against feds for detainers

Recent deportee finds hope in new immigration bill

The deportation of immigrants is cause for growing concern among some lawmakers in Congress. The Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles estimates that since 2002, there have been four million immigrants deported from the country. Half of those have occurred since 2008. A new immigration bill presented to the Senate could act to [...]

By |2018-04-18T14:51:28+00:00May 24th, 2013|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Recent deportee finds hope in new immigration bill

Mentally disabled immigrant detainees right to legal counsel

Imagine being arrested in a foreign country without the means to hire a lawyer to represent you in court and not being allowed to have one appointed to you by the court. Without knowing how the country’s legal system operates, you would be at a distinct disadvantage in trying to represent yourself. Now imagine a [...]

By |2018-01-30T20:36:39+00:00May 10th, 2013|Categories: U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Mentally disabled immigrant detainees right to legal counsel

New bill proposes legal status for 11 million immigrants

In virtually every piece of legislation that is presented to Congress, there is both good and bad. A new immigration bill is no exception. In an effort to reform immigration, four Democrats and four Republicans have worked together to come up with a bill that they think will help the problem. The good news is [...]

By |2018-04-23T16:50:18+00:00May 2nd, 2013|Categories: U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on New bill proposes legal status for 11 million immigrants