/Tag: US immigration law

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

Immigrant qualifies for deferred action with aid of Xbox

One of the big reasons immigrants come to this country is to give their children better opportunities than they had growing up. Parents want their children to enjoy the freedoms and education that they may have never had. But for many people who immigrate to the Los Angeles area as children, they may feel stuck [...]

By |2018-04-13T18:07:51+00:00April 2nd, 2013|Categories: Deferred Action Program, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Immigrant qualifies for deferred action with aid of Xbox

Proposed bill would let undocumented immigrants drive legally

Immigration advocates in California have tried to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain a driver's license for a while. For the past 14 years, proponents have been unsuccessful. However, many supporters believe that this year may be different. A California Democrat has proposed a bill that would allow driver's licenses to be issued to anyone who [...]

By |2018-03-09T16:27:28+00:00January 26th, 2013|Categories: U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on Proposed bill would let undocumented immigrants drive legally

Federal data shows immigration enforcement received $18 billion

According to a new report from the Migration Policy Institute, the federal government spent more on immigration enforcement in 2012 than all other federal law enforcement organizations combined -- which includes the FBI. The report says that immigration enforcement (which encapsulates Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) received a budget of about [...]

By |2018-04-26T16:25:38+00:00January 11th, 2013|Categories: Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , |Comments Off on Federal data shows immigration enforcement received $18 billion

New Congress likely to address concerns about immigration system

In the aftermath of a monumental Election Day, there is a growing sense that Congress will try to address the flagging immigration system in the U.S. Latino voters played a major role in the election and there are some serious matters that need to be dealt with by lawmakers to better equip the country in [...]

By |2018-04-13T15:02:40+00:00November 13th, 2012|Categories: U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , |Comments Off on New Congress likely to address concerns about immigration system

Criminal case can affect immigrants in unexpected ways

Last week we talked about the seemingly-strange situation where a military veteran is deported from the country. It happens all the time, even though the individual's service to the country gives them the impression that they are now in the U.S. for good. It is a murky area perpetuated by poor, outdated immigration laws blend [...]

By |2018-03-26T19:14:48+00:00November 5th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , |Comments Off on Criminal case can affect immigrants in unexpected ways

Los Angeles sheriff accused of barring immigrants right to bail

Secure Communities has been wrapped up in many controversies since its inception. The mandate that allows local and federal to share fingerprints and criminal information so as to target undocumented immigrants for deportation has accidentally flagged U.S. citizens and obstructed basic civil rights of people before; and now, it could be indirectly involved in another [...]

By |2018-03-23T16:36:05+00:00October 19th, 2012|Categories: Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Los Angeles sheriff accused of barring immigrants right to bail

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

Prosecutorial discretion causing confusion for many immigrants

The U.S. immigration policy is not a straightforward area of law -- there are myriad visa applications, endless limitations and provisions, and the laws always seem to be in a state of flux. This can cause an immigrant, whether they are in the country legally or not, to feel uncertain about their status. U.S. Immigration [...]

By |2018-04-09T20:32:08+00:00April 18th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Prosecutorial discretion causing confusion for many immigrants

Escondido under fire, ACLU accuses city of shady traffic tactics

Just south of Los Angeles, California is the city of Escondido, where roughly 70,000 of its 145,000 residents are either Latino or Hispanic. In recent years, Escondido has generated a hostile atmosphere towards illegal immigrants. The city passed a law in 2006 that banned renters from allowing illegal immigrants to live in their space. According [...]

By |2019-03-11T14:42:35+00:00March 20th, 2012|Categories: Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Escondido under fire, ACLU accuses city of shady traffic tactics