Immigration Law Blog

 

Supreme Court Decision Allows Trump Administration’s ‘Public Charge’ Rule to Take Effect

As reported by CNN, the Supreme Court has cleared the way for President Trump’s public charge rule to take effect across the overwhelming majority of the country. In a 5 to 4 vote, the court’s conservative majority granted the administration’s request for extraordinary relief.  As a result, the public charge rule is currently effective in…

4 Reasons Not To File A Lawsuit for Administrative Processing

   4 Reasons NOT To File Mandamus For Administrative Processing! You went to your visa interview at a US consulate, but instead of getting your visa, you were told that your visa is in 221(g) or administrative processing. The word they use is that the visa is refused. This is an incredibly frustrating problem.…

Laguna Beach Agrees to Pay $18,750 to DACA Receipt Who Was Unlawfully Turned Over to ICE in Violation of the California Values Act

According to reporting from the ABC 7 Los Angeles, the City of Laguna Beach will pay $18,750 to settle a lawsuit brought on behalf of a local man who was unlawfully detained and held for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Edgar Torres Gutierrez was held for more than a dozen hours by the Laguna…

Report: Trump Administration Pushing Travel Ban Expansion—Seven Countries May Be Included

According to reporting from KTLA 5, the Trump Administration has drafted plans to expand its travel ban rules to cover seven new countries. If enacted, the new rules could limit both travel options and immigration options for residents of these seven countries. Below, our Los Angeles immigration lawyer provides an overview of the current reporting…

Associated Press: American Immigration Courts are Overburdened—“Red Tape Gone Crazy”

On January 16th, 2020, the Associated Press published an important story on the growing burdens and logistical hurdles that are being faced in American immigration courts across the country. As part of its reporting, the Associated Press followed immigration lawyers in 11 different cities throughout the United States, including in Illinois, Indiana, and Minnesota. What…

2 Reasons Your Visa May Be In Administrative Processing

 You may be wondering... Why was my visa put into administrative processing? Why was my visa delayed? Why was I given the 221(g) worksheet? My name's Joshua Goldstein and I am an immigration lawyer. I help families across the country and around the world get their visas out of administrative processing. So why is…

What Is Administrative Processing

   What does 221(g) mean on a visa application? My name's Joshua Goldstein and I am an immigration lawyer. I've helped families across the country and around the world get their visas out of administrative processing. I've been involved in countless lawsuits: in federal court, against the state department, and against various consulates around…

The Key To A Successful Marriage Green Card Interview

 How do you prove that your marriage relationship is real and genuine and not fake? That's the key to winning a marriage green card case, and I'm going to give you some tips today. I'm Josh Goldstein, an immigration lawyer here in Los Angeles. I'm just coming from the Los Angeles District Office of…

Shattering Your Worries About 221G

 Should you be worried because your visa is stuck in administrative processing? Should you be afraid that your visa is going to be denied or rejected just because it's in administrative processing? My name is Josh Goldstein. I'm an immigration lawyer, and I've helped families across the country and around the world get their…