Immigration Law Blog

 

Reuters: The Trump Administration is Planning on Sending Some Asylum Seekers Back to Mexico

According to reporting from Reuters, the United States government is preparing to unveil a new plan that will send some asylum seekers back to Tijuana, Mexico while their immigration claim is processing. This is a major policy shift by the Trump Administration — and it raises some serious red flags. In this article, our dedicated…

Public Radio International: Los Angeles Immigration Court is a ‘Ghost Town’; Government Shutdown Causing Enormous Disruption

As the Trump Administration’s shutdown rolls past the one-month mark, more and more people are being forced to reckon with the damage. Earlier in January, we discussed the impact the federal government shutdown was having on immigration courts. Each day the shutdown goes on, additional immigration hearings are postponed to an uncertain date in the…

The Trump Administration’s Family Separation Program Was Far Larger, More Cruel than Previously Believed

On January 17th, 2019, The New York Times reported that the Trump Administration’s immoral family separation policy affected thousands more children than was previously known. This information was released in a new government OIG report — required to be drafted following a federal court order. According to the report from the Office of the Inspector…

The Next Census Could Include a Citizenship Question: Why This is Likely to Hurt Southern California

As we approach 2020, it is almost time for the next census. Under United States law, a national census is conducted once every 10 years. In a somewhat underreported move that occurred early in the administration, President Trump’s Commerce Department put a new rule into place that adds a citizenship question to the 2020 census.…

Federal Lawsuit: Vermont DMV Helped ICE Target Immigration Activists

According to reporting from National Public Radio (NPR), undocumented immigrants may have reasons to be concerned when they apply for a driver’s license — even if they are doing so in a state where they have the absolute right to do so. Notably, California law allows undocumented immigrants to obtain a valid state driver’s license.…

As Government Shutdown Persists, Hundreds of Thousands Face Immigration Delays

On December 22nd, 2018, the Trump Administration took the federal government into a partial shutdown. In its desire to get money for the ‘the wall’ — which Mexico has not and will never pay for — the administration brought the government to a halt. As the shutdown continues beyond the holiday season, many people are…

Supreme Court Refuses to Revive the Trump Administration’s Asylum Ban

Earlier this year, the Trump Administration moved to block migrants from claiming asylum at all places in between official points of entry. The policy was quickly challenged in federal court. In November, California judge Jon S. Tigar blocked the partial asylum ban — ruling that the Trump Administration exceeded its authority under United States law.…

The Top Five Most Immigrant-Friendly Cities in the U.S.

[UPDATED MARCH 2019] According to data provided by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), there are nearly 45 million foreign-born individuals currently residing in the United States. There is no question: America remains one of the most popular destinations in the world for immigrants seeking a new home. Indeed, certain cities within the…

California Attorney General Files 51-Page Comment Against the Trump Administration’s Proposed ‘Public Charge’ Rule

Earlier this year, a draft proposal leaked regarding the Trump Administration’s plan to punish immigrants for using basic social services. By dramatically broadening the definition of a ‘public charge’, the administration seeks to reduce the number of immigrants who are eligible for green cards. Under the proposed rules, immigrants could be deemed ineligible for a…