Immigration Law Blog

 

Trump Administration Set to End ‘Flores Settlement Agreement’, Wants to Detain Migrant Families Indefinitely

According to a report from ABC News, the Trump Administration is reportedly preparing to roll out a new plan that would allow for the indefinite, long-term detention of migrant families — including young children and infants.  Reports indicate that the Trump Administration will move to unilaterally terminate key provisions of the Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA).…

Report: Serious Medical Neglect at Immigration Detention Center in Southern California

According to reporting from Voice of San Diego, a detainee at San Diego’s Otay Mesa Detention Center is alleging that he has been a victim of serious medical neglect within the facility. A representative for the unidentified asylum seeker has filed a complaint with the California medical board — arguing that her client is receiving…

California Attorney General Promises to Fight Trump Administration’s New “Public Charge” Rule

According to reporting from The Hill, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is vowing to fight back against the Trump Administration’s new “public charge” rules. In a press release, Attorney General Becerra states that Trump Administration’s proposal is a “vile attack on lower income communities of color” and that the rule will “have devastating impacts on…

ICE Arrests Nearly 700 People at Worksites Across Mississippi — One of the Largest Immigration Raids in U.S. History

According to reporting from KTLA 5, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted the largest immigration raid in more than ten years — arresting nearly 700 people at multiple worksites in Mississippi. Apparently planned over the last several months, the agency used approximately 600 agents to carry out coordinated enforcement operations at food processing…

Trump Administration Puts Nearly 60,000 Immigration Cases on the “Fast Track” — Los Angeles is One of Ten Cities Included in the Pilot Program

According to reporting from PBS NewsHour, the Trump Administration has rolled out a new pilot program — putting more than 56,000 immigration cases on a “fast track”. Ten cities have been included within this pilot program, including Los Angeles.  While frustrating delays and lengthy backlogs have been a major problem in immigration courts, the Trump…

Los Angeles Time Op-Ed: Immigration Judge Resigned Because She Could Not in “Good Conscience” Serve Under the Trump Administration

On August 4th, 2019, a disheartening op-ed was published in the Los Angeles Times. Titled ‘Why I resigned as an immigration judge’, it was written by Ilyce Shugall — a former immigration judge in San Francisco who was driven out of service by the Trump Administration’s repeated attacks on immigrant rights.  Ms. Shugall noted that…

Senate Republicans Block Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelans — Congress Will Go Into Recess Without Passing the Bill

On July 25th, 2019, the House of Representatives passed a TPS for Venezuelans by a margin of 272-158 — a rare bit of good news for immigrant rights in the Trump era. Unfortunately, the bill has now been stopped in its tracks. According to reporting from the Miami Herald, Senate Republicans have, at least for…

What to Do If You Received a Notice to Appear (NTA) Without a Date, Time, or Location

A Notice to Appear (NTA) is an official document that states that the United States government is initiating removal proceedings against an immigrant. If you received one, you will be instructed to appear in immigration court. However, shockingly, ICE has not always told people the date and time of their court date within their NTA. …

A Smuggling Success Story

Today we had a huge victory for a great client! After trying to sneak his wife into the United States, this client was facing deportation. The government said that because he had smuggled her in, he did not deserve to keep his green card.  It was a long journey, but we were able to prove…

ProPublica Report: Asylum Seekers Who Followed Trump Administration’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Rule Now Being Denied Chance to Apply Because of New Trump Administration Rule

On July 22nd, 2019, ProPublica reported that thousands of vulnerable migrants are being denied a chance to apply for asylum in the United States — even though they have complied with all of the hurdles that the Trump Administration has put in from of them. Indeed, in many cases, these asylum seekers signed up for…
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