Immigration Law Blog

 

Supreme Court Strikes Down Portion of Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) as ‘Unconstitutionally Vague’

On April 17th, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a key portion of federal immigration law. In the case of Sessions v. Dimaya, the nation’s highest court ruled (5-4) that a portion of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) is too vague to be enforced, and thus is in violation of…

How Do You Appeal a Deportation Order in Los Angeles, California

Unfortunately, many people are deported from California on illegitimate grounds every year. Often, those facing removal have immigration options available that they have not yet exercised. If you or a family member is facing deportation in Los Angeles, you need to take immediate action. It is highly recommended that you seek guidance from an experienced…

Orange County Sheriff to Exploit “Loophole” in California’s Sanctuary State Law

In October of 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 54 into law. This legislation is also known as the California Values Act and it is sometimes more colloquially referred to as California’s ‘sanctuary state law. SB 54 provides critically important legal protections for immigrants and their families. Among other things, SB 54 restricts the amount…

Is ICE Retaliating Against Immigration Activists?

On March 16th, 2018, National Public Radio (NPR) published a disturbing story about immigration activists who are alleging that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been actively retaliating against immigration rights advocates around the country. According to the report, ICE has been aggressively targeting enforcement action against some high-profile undocumented immigrants and immigrant rights…

Trump Administration Sues California Over Sanctuary State Law

On March 6th, 2018, the Los Angeles Times reported that the Trump Administration filed a lawsuit against California over certain state laws that were enacted to protect undocumented immigrants. Our law firm has discussed California’s so-called ‘sanctuary state laws’ in previous posts. While far from perfect, these laws do provide much needed protections for undocumented…

Supreme Court Strikes Down Ninth Circuit Ruling that Stated Detained Immigrants are Entitled to Bond Hearings

On February 27th, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a long-awaited opinion in the case of Jennings v. Rodriguez. Sadly, the Supreme Court’s decision delivers a serious blow to immigrant rights. The nation’s highest court has overturned a Ninth Circuit decision that established an end to indefinite detention in immigration facilities. In…

High Ranking ICE Attorney Admits to Stealing the Identities of Immigrants

On February 14th, 2018, CBS Los Angeles reported that a high ranking ICE attorney admitted to stealing the identities of immigrants in a concerted effort to fraudulently obtain money and property for himself. According to a press release from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Raphael A. Sanchez, the former ICE Chief Counsel for the Seattle…

Will the Diversity Visa Lottery Survive the Trump Administration?

Immigration is one of the most central issues in national politics today. In recent days, the lack of a deal to protect DACA recipients led to a 69-hour government shutdown. Now there is another budget deadline looming, and the Trump Administration has recently offered its immigration reform proposal. As the Los Angeles Times reports, the…
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