Author Archives: Josh Goldstein

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Path to a Green Card for TPS Holders—But Justices Seem Skeptical

According to a report from The Washington Post, the Supreme Court of the United States recently heard oral arguments in the case of Sanchez v. Mayorkas. The issue at stake before the court is whether non-citizens living in the country under ‘Temporary Protected Status’ (TPS) have the right to apply for a green card. Unfortunately, …

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Five Common Myths About Immigration and Immigration Law

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions out there about immigration and immigration. Unfortunately, some of these myths are used to demonize immigrants. At Goldstein Immigration Lawyers, we believe strongly in equal rights, equitable opportunities, and justice for all. Here, our Los Angeles immigration law firm dispels five of the most damaging myths about …

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DACA Recipients Suing Federal Government for Approval of Travel Permits

On May 11th, 2021, the Los Angeles Times published an important story on the challenges that DACA recipients face when trying to travel outside of the United States for educational, business, or humanitarian purposes. A group of several dozen DACA recipients is now filing a lawsuit against the federal government to get action on their …

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California’s Population Dropped for the First Time in State History—But Immigration Saved Two Congressional Seats

California has long been one of the fastest-growing large states in the entire country. However, the preliminary data suggests that California saw its first population decline in state history in 2020. It was a difficult year for many—and the early report suggests that California lost 186,000 people last year. No other population drop has been …

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Supreme Court Rules Against Federal Government on Deportation Notice Requirement

Recently, immigrant rights scored a technical (but still meaningful) victory before the nation’s highest court. On April 29th, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled against the federal government in the case of Niz-Chavez v. Garland. Writing for a six to three majority, Justice Neil Gorsuch emphasized that the government must serve a …

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San Diego County Approves Plan to Provide Immigrants With Access to Legal Representation

According to U.S. News & World Report, San Diego County has approved a plan that will provide access to legal representation to immigrants who are facing deportation from the United States. In this blog post, our Los Angeles immigration lawyers discuss the new plan from San Diego County and explain why lack of legal representation …

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California Lawmakers Among Those Calling for End of ICE 287(g) Program Funding

According to a report from Roll Call, several California lawmakers are among the group calling for an end of funding for the so-called ICE 287(g) program in the federal budget for the 2022 fiscal year. The program allows local law enforcement agencies to act as federal immigration officers. In this blog post, our Los Angeles …

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DHS Formalizes Policy: No More Collection of Civil Financial Penalties for “Failure-to-Depart”

On April 23rd, 2021, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it is officially rescinding civil financial penalties for so-called ‘failure-to-depart’ violations. It is an important step in the right direction from creating a more equitable immigration system. In this blog post, our Los Angeles immigration law firm explains what you should …

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International Entrepreneur Parole (IEP): Explained

Several countries—such as Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia—have start-up visa programs in place. Through these programs, an entrepreneur who satisfies certain conditions can obtain conditional residence. Unfortunately, the United States does not have an official startup visa program. The Startup Visa Act of 2011 would have created one, but it stalled in Congress. That …

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Migration Policy Institute: Less than Half of People Eligible for DACA Actually Have It

Within the first 100 days, the Biden Administration has taken executive action to restore and protect DACA. Yet, a significant share of the people who are eligible for DACA are still outside of the program. According to a report from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), slightly less than half of the eligible population actually has …

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