Author Archives: Josh Goldstein

Proposed California Bill Would Extend Food Assistance to Undocumented Immigrants

According to a report from The Sacramento Bee, a California state lawmaker has introduced legislation (Senate Bill 464) aimed at expanding food assistance benefits to undocumented immigrants and others who are currently ineligible for support based solely on their immigration status. In this article, our Los Angeles immigration advocates highlight three of the most important... READ MORE

LA Times Op-Ed: Hard Hit ICE Detention Facilities are Being Left Behind in COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

On February 15th, 2021, the Los Angeles Times published an important op-ed from Bill Ong Hing, a professional of law at the University of San Francisco, and Hamid Yazdan Panah, an advocacy director for Immigration Defense Advocates, an organization focused on ending the policies that detain and dehumanize people in immigrant communities. They raise an... READ MORE

Biden Administration Prepares Rollback of ‘Remain and Mexico’ Policy, Set to Begin Processing Asylum Applications

According to a new report from the Los Angeles Times, the Biden Administration is planning to start processing the application of asylum seekers who were forced to ‘remain in Mexico’ under rules and regulations put in place by President Trump. In doing so, the administration will allow thousands of migrants who have been stuck waiting... READ MORE

Biden Administration Set to Release New Guidelines for ICE that Could Reduce Arrests and Deportations

According to a report from The Texas Tribune, President Biden is set to unveil new guidelines for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents that reorient the agency’s policies away from harsh and aggressive immigration enforcement. Here, our Los Angeles deportation defense attorney explains the most important things you should know about the Biden Administration’s... READ MORE

Immigration Law: Four Myths About Mandamus Cases

Is your visa application stuck in administrative processing? If so, it is normal to feel frustrated and confused. These often unexplained delays can drag on for months or even years. The good news is that you have some legal tools available. Through a mandamus lawsuit, you can hold the government accountable for making a decision.... READ MORE

President Biden Signs New Executive Orders on Immigration

On February 2nd, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order on Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans. The collection of three executive actions are focused on rolling back Trump Administration regulations and strengthening our country’s immigration policies. It is the latest part of a more... READ MORE

Aisha Khan

My K1 Fiance Visa Success Story – by Aisha Khan After applying for a K1 Fiance Visa back in 2018, everything seemed to go semi smooth up until it reached the embassy. My fiance was given an interview in August of 2019 that was later rescheduled to September due to not having his medical. His... READ MORE

U.S. Government Deems Vaccination Sites “Sensitive Locations”; No Routine Immigration Enforcement

According to a report from NBC Los Angeles, the federal government has clarified that it will classify vaccination sites as ‘sensitive locations’ for the purposes of immigration law. In effect, this means that the government will not be conducting immigration raids or making immigration arrests at these sites but for the “most extraordinary of circumstances.”... READ MORE

Politico Report: Biden Administration Will Replace Top Immigration Court Official (A Trump Ally)

According to reporting from Politico, the Biden Administration is taking immediate action on our immigration courts. President Biden will replace James McHenry, a close ally of the Trump Administration, as the Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review. It is an important change and a strong signal that the Biden Administration is taking the... READ MORE

Venezuelan-American Community Leaders Urge President Biden to Keep Promise on Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

According to reporting from the Caracas Chronicles, Venezuelan-American community leaders are urging President Biden to keep his campaign promise and deliver on the issue of Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Notably, as a candidate, President Biden made a specific pledge to extend legal protections to Venezuelans. In this article, our Los Angeles immigration lawyer explains the... READ MORE