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

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California Federal Judge: Trump Administration Cannot Immediately Deport Hundreds of Reunited Families

On August 16th, 2018, a federal judge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California blocked the Trump Administration from putting hundreds of migrant parents and children on the fast-track for deportation. Notably, these migrants were recently reunited after being torn apart by the Administration’s immoral family separation policy. In the... READ MORE

Denaturalization Is Extremely Rare; The Trump Administration May Be Changing That

On August 12th, 2018, the Los Angeles Times published an article on yet another highly disturbing immigration policy change from the Trump Administration: the creation of a new task force to review immigration cases for possible denaturalization. Through denaturalization, a naturalized American citizenship could potentially lose their citizenship and even face deportation from the United... READ MORE

Immigrants in South California Facility File Lawsuit Over Inhumane Conditions

On August 1st, 2018, a civil rights lawsuit was filed on behalf of immigrants being detained in Southern California. According to reporting from The Orange County Register, litigation is now in progress to protect the rights of migrant being held at San Bernardino County’s Victorville prison complex. This lawsuit was filed in the United States... READ MORE

Immigration Law Watch: Federal Judge Denies the Majority of Trump Administration Claims Against California

According to reporting from the Los Angeles Times, United States District Judge John Mendez has rejected two of the three legal claims that the Trump Administration filed against the state of California. The Trump Administration had been seeking to block key aspects of California’s state-level immigration laws. Essentially, these are California’s ‘sanctuary state’ policies. They... READ MORE

Four Myths About Asylum Seekers

People who are being persecuted around the world have a legal right to apply for asylum in the United States. As the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) explains, a person may apply for asylum in the United States regardless of their original country and regardless of their current immigration status. In other words:... READ MORE