/Tag: DREAM Act

Young South Korean graduates from college; obtains dreamer status

In many instances we tend to think of illegal immigration in the Los Angeles area as a Latino issue. It is true that many undocumented immigrants are Latinos, but there are also other ethnicities that are lesser-known. A big group of undocumented immigrants come from Asia and the Pacific Islands. In fact, it is estimated [...]

By |2018-04-24T20:40:29+00:00March 30th, 2013|Categories: U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Young South Korean graduates from college; obtains dreamer status

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

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

New work permit grants freedom to undocumented immigrant

For some undocumented immigrants living in the Los Angeles area who were brought to this country as infants or young children, this country is all they know. The thought of being taken to a land that to them is foreign and where they have no memory of living can be downright frightening. Yet staying in [...]

By |2018-03-28T15:13:56+00:00February 19th, 2013|Categories: Employment Eligibility, Employment-Based Immigration|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New work permit grants freedom to undocumented immigrant

New grad’s application for deferral, federal work permit granted

When people are brought to the Los Angeles area as young children, living in the United States is often all they know. Forcing them to return to the country where they were born but are not familiar with may seem unfair. This is the basis of a new immigration policy that was enacted last summer. [...]

By |2018-04-13T17:21:18+00:00January 31st, 2013|Categories: Deferred Action Program, Deportation & Removal Defense, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , |Comments Off on New grad’s application for deferral, federal work permit granted

Deferred action gives hope to undocumented immigrants

For an undocumented immigrant, working at a university in the Los Angeles area may seem like an impossible dream. Applying for the job, like so many other careers in the United States, usually requires proof of citizenship in the form of a government-issued ID or a visa, something that an undocumented immigrant does not have. [...]

By |2018-03-05T20:44:36+00:00January 29th, 2013|Categories: U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on Deferred action gives hope to undocumented immigrants

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

Illegal immigrants may be allowed to practice law in California

In April, we brought you the story of a young illegal immigrant who was trying to pass the Bar exam and earn a license to practice law in the U.S. Two conflicting employment immigration laws are muddling his situation and that of a California man in a similar predicament. For the California man, he passed [...]

By |2018-03-30T18:22:34+00:00June 12th, 2012|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Illegal immigrants may be allowed to practice law in California

Illegal immigrant’s protest opens up debate on DREAM Act

We have discussed the DREAM Act previously -- it is a federal law (with a California equivalent) that, if passed, would enable people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as minors and attended school in the country to obtain residency. Other conditions apply to the law, such as showing good moral character. One young [...]

By |2018-04-03T19:50:14+00:00March 16th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Illegal immigrant’s protest opens up debate on DREAM Act

California Dream Act signed by governor, will take effect in 2013

A couple of weeks ago we brought you the story of Ayded Reyes, a cross country athlete at Southwestern College who was locked in a deportation case. One of the elements referenced in that story was the DREAM Act, a federal law that has yet to pass that would allow illegal immigrants the ability to [...]

By |2018-04-25T15:10:22+00:00January 23rd, 2012|Categories: Immigration News, Immigration Reform, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on California Dream Act signed by governor, will take effect in 2013