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President Biden Selects Two Vocal Trump Administration Critics to Lead Immigration Agencies

On April 12th, 2021, President Biden announced his selections for two key immigration positions, the head of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the head of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). According to reporting from The Hill, President Biden has selected Chris Magnus for CHP and Ur Jaddou for USCIS—both vocal critics of …

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New York Creates $2.1 Billion COVID-19 Relief Fund for Undocumented Workers—Could California Be Next?

According to a report from The New York Times, the State of New York recently announced the creation of a $2.1 billion fund to support undocumented workers who lost wages due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. A first-of-its-kind state program, the New York fund offers considerable promise for supporting people who need financial assistance. …

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Public Opinion Poll Shows Strong Support for Extending State Health Benefits to Undocumented Immigrants

According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, a new public opinion poll shows that California voters are in favor of the state expanding health coverage and medical benefits to undocumented adults. Recently introduced by a group of lawmakers in Sacramento, Assembly Bill 4 (AB 4) would allow all low-income adults to enroll in …

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With Key Case Looming in a Texas Court, Department of Homeland Security Moves to “Preserve and Fortify” DACA

According to a report from CBS News, the Biden Administration is safeguarding DACA. Citing an Executive Order from the president, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has issued a proposed rule that will help to “preserve and fortify” DACA. Notably, a Texas court is expected to release an important decision in a DACA …

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Immigration Rights Advocates in Massachusetts Raise Concerns About Fair and Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Access

According to a report from Boston 25 News, two undocumented immigrants were denied access to the COVID-19 vaccine based solely on their immigration status at an undisclosed Rite-Aid location in Southern California. The company has since apologized for the unfair and inequitable denial of vaccines. At the same time, immigrant rights activists are raising concerns …

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My Work Permit is Delayed—What Can I Do to Get a Decision?

As explained by USCIS, an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) is a document that provides a non-citizen with temporary authorization to work in the United States. You will frequently hear an EAD referred to as more simply as a ‘work permit’. The delay of a work permit can cause serious financial hardship for you and your …

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House of Representatives Passes Immigration Bill Aimed at Helping ‘Dreamers’

According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, the House of Representatives passed a bill designed to provide additional protections to Dreamers—including a path to citizenship. The bill was approved by a 228 to 197 vote, with 9 Republicans joining the Democratic majority. Here, our Los Angeles DACA attorney explains what is in the …

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Immigrants in California: The Facts

Immigrants make essential contributions to our community. Los Angeles County is home to 3.45 million immigrants, the most of any county nationwide. LA County has more immigrants than the second and third ranked counties (Miami-Dade County, FL and Harris County, TX) combined. Of course, it is not just Los Angeles County. Immigrants are valued members …

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