/Tag: Department of Homeland Security

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.

Deportations from US reach all-time high in 2011

We talk about deportations quite often on this blog; and you would think that given recent policy changes and directives from the U.S. government, that deportations would be on the decline. However, a new report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security provides statistical evidence that paints an entirely different picture. According to the report, [...]

By |2018-04-04T14:23:13+00:00September 21st, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Deportations from US reach all-time high in 2011

Immigrant threatened with deportation challenges gay marriage ban

Deportation is a very serious threat that not only affects the person who may be forced out of the country, but friends and family members who depend on the person's presence. Once someone is out of the country, their ability to appeal is incredibly difficult. Not only is there a physical barrier that must be [...]

By |2018-03-09T21:33:12+00:00July 16th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Family Immigration, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Immigrant threatened with deportation challenges gay marriage ban

Secure Communities error prompts legal action by US citizen

Secure Communities used to be an optional program, but it has since become a mandate. About 97% of local or state law enforcement agencies partake in Secure Communities -- which distributes the finger prints of an arrested individual to federal immigration authorities, who can then utilize the information to start deportation proceedings -- and that [...]

By |2018-03-29T20:45:51+00:00July 10th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Secured Communities|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Secure Communities error prompts legal action by US citizen

DHS sued for barring access to fingerprint-sharing system

One of the great privileges of being a U.S. citizen is the ability to vote in elections, may they be at the state or federal level. Protecting this special privilege means that election officials and the Department of Homeland Security need to verify the citizenship status of potential voters. With ties to the controversial Secure [...]

By |2018-04-23T17:04:36+00:00June 19th, 2012|Categories: Employment Eligibility, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on DHS sued for barring access to fingerprint-sharing system