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Deployed Marine Corporal granted US citizenship

For many immigrants living in the Los Angeles area, becoming a U.S. citizen is on the top of their list of things to do in their lifetimes. In order to become a citizen, it is usually necessary to be a permanent resident of the United States for at least three to five years. The immigrant [...]

By |2018-03-28T14:25:12+00:00June 12th, 2013|Categories: U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Deployed Marine Corporal granted US citizenship

Nearly 300,000 immigrants approved for deferred action so far

Imagine being punished for something that your parents chose to do. Sound like something that only happened in days gone by? For many young immigrants who are currently living in the Los Angeles area without legal documentation, this is what it may feel like. Very few, if any of them had any say in coming [...]

By |2018-04-02T18:16:38+00:00June 6th, 2013|Categories: Family Immigration, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , |Comments Off on Nearly 300,000 immigrants approved for deferred action so far

Immigration reform proponents march in Los Angeles

With immigration reform taking center stage in political circles recently, those hoping for better rights for immigrants have amped up their efforts. There have been many marches and demonstrations in an effort to make their voices heard and to increase the public's awareness of the problem. One such march happened recently in Los Angeles. Hundreds [...]

By |2018-01-30T20:34:57+00:00April 17th, 2013|Categories: U.S. Citizenship, Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on Immigration reform proponents march in Los Angeles

Undocumented immigrant has UCLA doctorate degree in sight

For an undocumented immigrant living in the Los Angeles area, going to college can be a big mountain to climb. It takes guts to put yourself out there and apply for college after living for so long in the shadows without citizenship status. This was the case for one young Latino woman who is currently [...]

By |2018-03-20T15:08:18+00:00April 5th, 2013|Categories: Immigration News, U.S. Citizenship|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Undocumented immigrant has UCLA doctorate degree in sight

Immigrant hopes to obtain legal status through deferral program

By and large, immigrants who come to Los Angeles are not coming here for unsavory purposes. Most just want to have a better life and opportunities that they do not have in their home countries. They see the United States as a land of opportunity where they can be free to live their lives in [...]

By |2018-04-04T14:47:35+00:00March 19th, 2013|Categories: Immigration News, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Immigrant hopes to obtain legal status through deferral program

Young scholar fights for the opportunity for U.S. citizenship

In today's world, it takes a lot of guts to admit you are an undocumented immigrant living in the Los Angeles area. After all, the consequences of admitting that you do not have U.S. citizenship can be numerous. Besides the obvious threat of deportation, admitting you are in the country illegally can have an effect [...]

By |2018-01-29T23:10:26+00:00March 1st, 2013|Categories: U.S. Citizenship, Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on Young scholar fights for the opportunity for U.S. citizenship

Former Marine fighting threat of deportation to Mexico

It is hard to imagine that someone who has lived and worked in the United States since he was a baby and served in the Marine Corps for three years would ever be facing the possibility of deportation. But this is a reality for one 27-year-old man who was raised in California since he was [...]

By |2018-03-26T18:25:00+00:00February 22nd, 2013|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Former Marine fighting threat of deportation to Mexico

Filipino immigrant has high hopes for new immigration proposal

It is probably safe to say that a majority of undocumented immigrants in the Los Angeles area live with the fear of being discovered and deported back to their native country on a daily basis. Many have established their life in this country with their families and friends and have nothing left for them back [...]

By |2018-04-13T17:38:29+00:00February 5th, 2013|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , |Comments Off on Filipino immigrant has high hopes for new immigration proposal

Government sued for horrible treatment of detainees

The National Immigrant Justice Center can proceed unabated with its lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after a federal judge cleared the legal action. At the center of the lawsuit are two U.S. citizens who were illegally detained by federal immigration officials who assumed they were undocumented immigrants; however, with this recent clearance, it [...]

By |2018-03-29T20:52:39+00:00December 10th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Government sued for horrible treatment of detainees

Deported US veterans lose benefits, have few options once removed

Though U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement does not track the number of U.S. military veterans that are deported, it happens all the time -- and according to one such deported veteran who has set up a shelter in Mexico for such people, there are roughly 12,000 deported U.S. veterans. It is a confusing and seemingly [...]

By |2018-04-17T15:17:41+00:00October 30th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Deported US veterans lose benefits, have few options once removed