*Practice limited to federal immigration law. Licensed in NY, MA, but not in CA.

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Los Angeles County Will Pay $14 Million to Immigrants Illegally Detained By the Police

According to a recent report from the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles County has agreed to pay $14 million in compensation to settle a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of immigrants who were unlawfully obtained by the Sheriff’s Department between 2010 and 2014. Here, our Southern California immigration attorney provides an overview of the allegations... READ MORE

Marriage, Green Cards, and Divorce: An Overview

Unfortunately, not every marriage works out in the end. If you and your spouse are having trouble, you are certainly not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately 790,000 married couples get divorced each year. Although ending a marriage is never easy, the divorce process can be especially stressful for... READ MORE

Immigrant Rights Advocates are Worried About Another Round of ICE Raids Targeting California

According to a report in The Fresno Bee, immigrant rights organizations are sounding the alarm that another round of ICE raids may be coming in the next several weeks or months. There are signs that the federal immigration enforcement agency is preparing targeted raids against ‘sanctuary’ states. Here, our Los Angeles deportation and removal lawyer... READ MORE

New California Law Grants Detainees Enhanced Right to Sue For-Profit Prisons for Abuse

California Assembly Bill 3228: An Overview According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Assembly Bill 3228—a state law that grants immigrant detainees enhanced legal rights to sue for-profit prisons for abuse and neglect. It is a critically important piece of legislation that could bring greater justice and... READ MORE

California Expands EITC, YCTC Access to All Immigrants: What You Need to Know

According to a report from CBS San Francisco, California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a bill extending CalEITC and YCTC access to all state residents—including undocumented immigrants. Beyond creating a more just and fair tax system, it is an important step to provide much needed economic relief to undocumented workers who have been disproportionately affected... READ MORE

Whistleblower Accuses ICE of Medical Neglect, COVID-19 Violations, and Forced Hysterectomies

On September 16th, 2020, National Public Radio (NPR) reported that a whistleblower has come forward with disturbing allegations against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Among other things, the whistleblower—a nurse who worked at an ICE facility in Georgia—accuses the agency of serious medical misconduct, including pushing forced hysterectomies on vulnerable migrant women. Congressional... READ MORE

Ninth Circuit Ruling: Trump Administration has Broad Discretion to End Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

According to a report from the Orange County Register, a 2-1 ruling by a federal court panel has opened the door for the Trump Administration to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for as many as 400,000 immigrants in the coming year. It is an unfortunate ruling that once again exposes the vulnerabilities that many immigrants... READ MORE

Immigration Law: Your Guide to Parole in Place (PIP)

Immigrants make important contributions to the United States military. According to data from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), nearly 2.5 million veterans are themselves immigrants or are the children of immigrants. Parole in Place (PIP) is an immigration option that allows undocumented family members of U.S. military members to get legal protection. Here, our Los... READ MORE