Immigration Law Blog

 

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…

The Trump Administration is Ending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadoran Immigrants

On January 6th, 2018, the Los Angeles Times reported on the Trump Administration’s intentions to bring an end to Temporary Protected Status of approximately 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants. Currently, there is much confusion surrounding this abrupt and extremely unfortunate decision by the administration. In this article, our Los Angeles immigration lawyers seek to provide clarity regarding…

Orange County, California Is Backing Off Its Tough Immigration Stance

Southern California is known for being one of the friendliest regions in the United States for immigrants. As we have noted before, California has the most immigrants and the highest percentage of immigrants of any U.S. state. Additionally, the state has stood tall against the draconian actions of the Trump Administration by passing SB54, California’s…

Workers Say that Employers Threatened to Have Them Deported

On January 2nd, 2017, the Los Angeles Times filed an incredibly disturbing and alarming story regarding the ways in which some Southern California employers are abusing immigrants and attempting to take advantage of their desperate economic situation. Specifically, the Los Angeles Times reports that California employers are increasingly threatening immigrants with deportation as a means…

A Portrait of the High Cost of Deportation

On December 12th, 2017 The Guardian published a heartbreaking portrait of a woman who was deported from the United States after living in Los Angeles County for more than 25 years. Luz María Hernández, originally from Guerrero, Mexico, a southern state that has been rocked by violence related to the drug trade, was detained by…

Understanding Immigration Law: What is an Affidavit of Support?

If you are considering sponsoring another person for a family-based green card, you will most likely be required to complete and submit form I-864, also known as the Affidavit of Support. The full form is made available by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Signing an Affidavit of Support a serious long-term commitment. In this…

California Congresswoman Arrested at Pro-DACA Protest in Washington DC

On December 6th, 2017, the Los Angeles Times reported that Congresswoman Judy Chu (D) was arrested at a pro-immigration rally on Capitol Hill. Representative Chu serves California’s 27th District, which includes much of the Los Angeles area, including Alhambra, Monterey Park, and Pasadena. The purpose of the demonstration in which she was engaged was to…
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