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Woman with expired visa entitled to workers’ comp benefits

Many immigrants living in the Los Angeles area without proper documentation can feel like they have limited rights when it comes to employment. They might fear speaking out about unfair working situations because they worry about being identified as being in the country illegally and threatened with deportation. This fear didn’t stop one woman from [...]

By |2018-03-13T14:26:37+00:00November 29th, 2013|Categories: U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Woman with expired visa entitled to workers’ comp benefits

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.

Regardless of status, L.A. immigrants can get driver’s licenses

For a large portion of residents living in Los Angeles, driving a car is vital to their ability to travel to and from their jobs and other activities during the day. Of course in order to do so legally, residents must have a valid driver’s license. This ensures that drivers know the laws and are [...]

By |2018-03-14T21:07:28+00:00October 10th, 2013|Categories: Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: |Comments Off on Regardless of status, L.A. immigrants can get driver’s licenses

Deferred action, new California programs help the undocumented

The White House released a new report last month that estimates nearly 11 million immigrants are living in the U.S. without papers. A large percentage of those are located right here in the Los Angeles area. Although it can be tough to be undocumented, new programs can help. One of the biggest programs is deferred [...]

By |2018-04-25T15:20:51+00:00September 21st, 2013|Categories: Deferred Action Program, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: |Comments Off on Deferred action, new California programs help the undocumented

Small number of Filipinos have applied for deferred action

If you came to Los Angeles from another country when you were a child, this country is probably all that you know. The thoughts of having to leave it and return to a country that you likely do not even remember can be terrifying. This is why so many immigrants are excited about the Deferred [...]

By |2018-04-06T19:46:36+00:00September 19th, 2013|Categories: U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on Small number of Filipinos have applied for deferred action

New study reveals statistics on deferred action applicants

It seems unfair that someone who was brought to Los Angeles or the rest of the country illegally as a young child should be punished for something that was out of his or her control. Many argue that because these children were more or less raised in the U.S. and attended school here, this country [...]

By |2018-04-04T17:16:59+00:00September 13th, 2013|Categories: Deferred Action Program, Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on New study reveals statistics on deferred action applicants

Only half of those eligible for Deferred Action have applied

It has already been one year since President Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. This program makes it possible for immigrants who are 31-years and younger in Los Angeles and the rest of the country who came here illegally as children to apply to live and work in the country legally. Although [...]

By |2018-04-04T15:56:26+00:00September 8th, 2013|Categories: Immigration News, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , |Comments Off on Only half of those eligible for Deferred Action have applied

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

California Assembly passes driver’s license bill for immigrants

Having a driver’s license can open up a whole new world of freedom and opportunities. Those without one are often at the mercy of the schedule of public transport or relying on others to get where they need to go. For those who immigrate to the Los Angeles area illegally, obtaining a driver’s license has not been [...]

By |2018-03-20T15:38:45+00:00June 10th, 2013|Categories: Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: |Comments Off on California Assembly passes driver’s license bill for immigrants