Immigration Law Blog

 

Is ICE Retaliating Against Immigration Activists?

On March 16th, 2018, National Public Radio (NPR) published a disturbing story about immigration activists who are alleging that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been actively retaliating against immigration rights advocates around the country. According to the report, ICE has been aggressively targeting enforcement action against some high-profile undocumented immigrants and immigrant rights…

Trump Administration Sues California Over Sanctuary State Law

On March 6th, 2018, the Los Angeles Times reported that the Trump Administration filed a lawsuit against California over certain state laws that were enacted to protect undocumented immigrants. Our law firm has discussed California’s so-called ‘sanctuary state laws’ in previous posts. While far from perfect, these laws do provide much needed protections for undocumented…

Supreme Court Strikes Down Ninth Circuit Ruling that Stated Detained Immigrants are Entitled to Bond Hearings

On February 27th, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a long-awaited opinion in the case of Jennings v. Rodriguez. Sadly, the Supreme Court’s decision delivers a serious blow to immigrant rights. The nation’s highest court has overturned a Ninth Circuit decision that established an end to indefinite detention in immigration facilities. In…

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…