Immigration Law Blog

 

ProPublica: Families are Still Being Separated at the Southern Border

According to reporting from ProPublica, United States immigration enforcement agencies are still separating some migrant families at our country’s southern border. While the Trump Administration’s immoral and poorly planned ‘zero tolerance’ policy has been reversed, dozens of children have reportedly been separated from their parents. It is difficult to get an official number because the…

A Giant Private Prison Company Complained About California’s Sanctuary States Laws; Federal Immigration Enforcement Officials Listened

As President Trump assumed office, he began following through on his promises to make America a less welcoming place for immigrants. In response, California passed a wide range of laws designed to protect immigrants, including a ‘Sanctuary State’ bill. For many immigrants, California’s reforms provided some much needed legal protection during a very difficult and…

First Ever TRUTH Act Meeting Held in San Bernardino County

On December 4th, 2018, law enforcement officials held the first ever ‘Truth Act’ public forum in the state of California. According to reporting from The San Bernardino Sun, this meeting was held by San Bernardino County officials in response to a request from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Earlier this fall, the ACLU asked…

Several Southern California Farm Workers Allegedly Scammed By Fake Immigration Lawyer

According to reporting from The Tribune, a Los Angeles County man has been accused of falsely posing as an immigration lawyer and scamming immigrant farm workers. The State Bar of California announced that it has obtained an order against a Los Angeles area businessman Vincent Enriquez. He is being charged with the unauthorized practice of…

Understanding Form I-693 (The Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record)

If you or your loved one is applying for an adjustment of status (a green card), you will typically be required to complete and submit Form I-693. A clean copy of this application form — the official Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record — is provided online by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services…

Autopsy Results: Deceased Transgender Immigrant Sustained Physical Injuries in ICE Custody, Received Inadequate Medical Care

On November 26th, 2018, the Daily Beast reported that a transgender woman named Roxsana Hernández Rodriguez — who tragically died in a privately run immigration detention facility last May — was likely physically abused and denied necessary medical care before passing away. This is according to the results of an autopsy report released by the…

California Federal Trump Halts the Trump Administration’s Asylum Ban

Earlier this month, the Trump Administration announced a new policy that would stop many migrants from applying for asylum in the United States. Through executive fiat, President Trump ordered the U.S. government to stop accepting asylum applications unless the applicant arrived at an official port of entry.   On November 19th, 2018, in the United…

Study: President Trump’s Rhetoric is Causing Immigrants to Drop Out of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

From the first moment he launched his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has launched a steady barrage of harsh, insulting rhetoric and comments at immigrants. Upon assuming office, several of his policies have caused tremendous harm to immigrant communities — most notably, the immoral move to separate families crossing the U.S./Mexico border. The Trump Administration has…

Asylum Applicants Can Spend Months or Years in Detention — Even Without a Criminal Record

For immigrants, being held in a detention facility can be a long and unpredictable experience. The United States government is, unfortunately, notoriously slow in processing applications for asylum and other immigration cases. While many people have a vague understanding that immigration courts have a large backlog, most people do not know the true effects that…
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