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California Federal Judge Cites President Trump’s Racist Comments; Blocks Administration’s End of TPS for Four Countries

Since assuming office in January of 2017, President Trump has taken many different steps to restrict immigrant rights and increase deportations. Among the most brazen of these actions is the Administration’s effort to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for individuals from several different countries. Previously, our Los Angeles immigration lawyers have discussed ending TPS for…

Supreme Court Set to Hear Oral Arguments in Important Immigration Case

On October 10th, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in Nielsen v. Preap. In a case that will affect many thousands of immigrants, the nation’s highest court could decide the extent to which federal immigration enforcement authorities can detain immigrants for old criminal offenses. Here, our dedicated Los Angeles…

Homeland Security Watchdog: The Trump Administration’s Zero Tolerance Policy Caused ‘Chaos’

Recently, we learned more about the immoral, poorly planned family separation policy that the Trump Administration put in place last spring. As U.S. government officials are still struggling to reunite families that were torn apart, a key government watchdog has issued a report highlighting major flaws in the Trump Administration’s handling of its zero tolerance…

Alert: 150 Immigrants Arrested in Latest ICE Raids in Los Angeles

On September 26th, 2019 the Los Angeles Times reported on the latest mass deportation raids in Southern California. Officials told the paper that at least 150 immigrants in communities across the Los Angeles area were arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Unfortunately, even though state and local officials in California have taken important…

Trump Administration Proposes Rule Limiting Green Cards

On September 22nd, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a proposed rule change that would limit access to green cards for immigrants who use basic public benefits. According to reporting from National Public Radio (NPR), the rule change would dramatically expand the federal government's authority to deny green cards to immigrants if they…

Jeff Sessions Imposes Limits on Immigration Judges’ Ability to Dismiss Deportation Cases

The latest anti-immigrant policy to come out of the Trump Administration is a particularly pernicious one. On September 19th, 2018, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new policy that will further restrict the authority that immigration judges have to dismiss deportation cases. According to reporting from Reuters, Jeff Sessions has ruled that immigration…

The Trump Administration Will Cut the Refugee Cap Again

In October of 2017, the Trump Administration set the refugee ceiling at its lowest level in nearly four decades. At just 45,000 refugees, the Trump Administration’s first ‘cap’ was the lowest set by any Administration since the Refugee Act of 1980 was passed into law and created our current system.   On September 17th, 2018,…

Understanding the Trump Administration’s Harsh New Policy on Student Visa Violations

In August of 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued an updated policy memorandum pertaining to student visa violations. Under this draconian new Administration policy, student visa holders will now be given significantly less leeway when it comes to minor violations of the terms of their visa. In this article, our top-rated Los…

California Has the Largest Immigration Court Backlog: It’s Still Growing

The immigration case backlog is growing as the processing time continues to slow down. On September 4th, 2018, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported on new data that indicates that California has the largest immigration court backlog in the entire country. According to records collected by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University, the…

Federal Lawsuit Uncovers Documents Showing that Trump Administration Intervened to Push DHS to Cut Protection for Nicaraguans

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a form of humanitarian-based immigration law relief. The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has the power to grant TPS to nationals of countries that are deemed to be too unsafe for the United States to send people. In some cases, TPS is granted after major natural disasters;…
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