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More than a million expected to apply for deferred action

As of Wednesday, Aug. 15 2012, federal applications for a new temporary legal status brought about by the Obama administration will become available. More than a million young people under 30 who arrived in the United States before age 16 are expected to apply. The criteria, however, is very strict, and in some ways very [...]

By |2018-04-26T17:37:21+00:00August 15th, 2013|Categories: Deferred Action Program, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on More than a million expected to apply for deferred action

Family fears deportation will result in their deaths

When the issue of deportation arises, some citizens of Los Angeles may think that it is only a minor inconvenience to the person or family that is facing the possibility of being removed from the country. Some may believe that the deportee will have just as much opportunity in his homeland as he does here, [...]

By |2018-03-20T15:25:56+00:00February 26th, 2013|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Family fears deportation will result in their deaths

California bill would give unemployment benefits to DACA members

California's diversity has always been one of the state's greatest strengths; and as the immigration debate has intensified over the past decade, a variety of laws have been passed to try and maintain that diverse climate. Recently, laws have been passed to give people under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program a better chance of making [...]

By |2018-04-20T16:10:44+00:00December 13th, 2012|Categories: Deferred Action Program, Employment-Based Immigration, Family Immigration, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on California bill would give unemployment benefits to DACA members

It may not be what DREAMs are made of, but DACA still helpful

There is renewed optimism that the DREAM Act, or some version of it, could be passed in the near future. The DREAM Act would give permanent residency to non-U.S. citizens who meet certain qualifications (it would also set up other paths to residency through a temporary status and a probationary period). Deferred Action for Childhood [...]

By |2018-04-03T20:45:05+00:00November 29th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on It may not be what DREAMs are made of, but DACA still helpful

Big day looms for California Governor as immigration bills await

Sunday could prove an incredibly important day for Los Angeles residents and the whole of California, as it is the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown to sign two crucial immigration bills. On the docket is the TRUST Act (which restricts both local police and state authorities when they share an illegal immigrant's personal information with [...]

By |2018-04-23T15:46:16+00:00September 28th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Big day looms for California Governor as immigration bills await

DACA program not a guaranteed draw for young potential applicants

While the deferred action program, called DACA, has successfully started to receive applicants and has begun handing out the DACA status to some individuals, concerns have been raised over the program. One is not necessarily in control of the program itself - con artists posing as a professional with "insider knowledge" of deferred action. These [...]

By |2018-03-09T19:22:27+00:00September 6th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Family Immigration, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on DACA program not a guaranteed draw for young potential applicants

Three major immigration bills are on the verge in California

There has been a lot of legal upheaval in recent months for illegal immigrants. The Supreme Court's decision on Arizona's controversial SB 1070 law and the enactment of "deferred action" are just two major incidents that have recently sculpted the landscape of theimmigration debate. Just last week, we talked about more reform for immigration laws: with [...]

By |2018-04-17T15:40:57+00:00August 29th, 2012|Categories: Immigration News, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Three major immigration bills are on the verge in California

Guidelines announced for new deferred action program

The Obama administration's promise for deferred action -- essentially a formalized version of prosecutorial discretion that you have to apply for to obtain -- has finally taken shape, as the much of the official program has been made public. Applicants who are approved under this new program will achieve temporary legal status in the U.S., [...]

By |2018-04-18T15:19:54+00:00August 3rd, 2012|Categories: Deferred Action Program, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Guidelines announced for new deferred action program