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Immigrants Making an Impact in the Trucking Industry

Recently, FleetOwner, a magazine that is targeted at executives and managers who work in the trucking industry, published an informative, thought-provoking piece on the immense impact that immigrants are making in commercial trucking. Indeed, according to the reporting, immigrants have become a critical part of this industry, yet the executives at the big trucking companies …

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How to Prepare for an Initial Consultation with an Immigration Lawyer

Are you considering hiring an immigration lawyer to help you resolve a legal matter? If so, it is crucial that you are able to find the right legal professional for your specific case. One of the best things you can do is set up a confidential consultation with an experienced immigration attorney. During your initial …

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How Much Does It Cost for a Mandamus Lawsuit to Get a Visa Out of Administrative Processing?

How Much Does It Cost for a Mandamus Lawsuit to Get a Visa Out of Administrative Processing? People come to me when their visas are stuck in administrative processing. They’ve applied for a visa. They went to the interview. And instead of getting their visa approved, they were told they have to go through administrative …

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Visa Not Issued 6-12 Weeks After Filing Mandamus Lawsuit?

  Goldstein Immigration Lawyers My name is Josh Goldstein, and I’m an immigration lawyer in Los Angeles. I help people and families across the country and around the world to get their visas out of administrative processing. I do that by suing consulates. I file writ of mandamus lawsuits against consulates around the world.   …

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Delayed Visa for I-730 Asylee Relative Petition — Should You File a Mandamus Lawsuit?

My name is Josh Goldstein and I’m an immigration lawyer in Los Angeles. We also have an office in Boston. I help people across the country and around the world with all sorts of immigration cases, work permits, green cards, citizenships, and visa petitions. But I’m especially interested in helping people who have delayed immigration …

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My Work Permit is Delayed—What Can I Do to Get a Decision?

As explained by USCIS, an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) is a document that provides a non-citizen with temporary authorization to work in the United States. You will frequently hear an EAD referred to as more simply as a ‘work permit’. The delay of a work permit can cause serious financial hardship for you and your …

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My Visa is Delayed in Administrative Processing: What Are My Options?

There are few things more frustrating than dealing with a delayed visa application. A delay can cause serious stress and hardship. It is one of the issues that immigration lawyers get asked about most often: What can I do to expedite my immigration case?  While the answer depends on your specific circumstances, you should know …

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How To Handle Traffic Tickets on Your Naturalization Application N-400

   How To Handle Traffic Tickets On Your Naturalization Application N-400 When you’re applying for naturalization to become a U.S. citizen, how do you deal with traffic tickets? Let’s say you have a minor speeding ticket with no arrest, a parking ticket, or some other sort of motor vehicle citation. How do you handle …

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Green Card Through Marriage: How Do You Prove that Your Relationship Is Real?

Through a marriage to an American citizen, an immigrant can become a lawful permanent resident in the United States. Indeed, marital relationships are among the most common and straightforward paths to a green card. Though, getting a green card through marriage is not as simple as checking a few boxes.  Quite the contrary, there are …

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What is the ‘Non-Cooperative’ List?

According to reporting from The Mercury News, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has put several Los Angeles jails on its official ‘non-cooperative’ list. Disturbingly, ICE wanted to hold certain undocumented immigrants indefinitely, however, thankfully, some L.A.-area jails refused to comply with this request. According to the report, multiple Southern California jails, including one …

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LA Times Report: Long Beach, CA Answers the Biden Administration Call to Provide Shelter to Migrant Children

According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia has answered the Biden Administration’s call to provide local support for vulnerable migrants. Himself an immigrant from Peru, Mayor Garcia is moving forward with a plan to house up to 1,000 vulnerable migrant children at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment …

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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 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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