Immigration Law Blog

 

Report: President Trump is Preparing an Unconstitutional Attack on Birthright Citizenship

On the morning of October 30th, 2018, Axios released a bombshell exclusive report stating that President Trump is planning to target birthright citizenship. The president has long been a critic of birthright citizenship, and Axios reports that the president is signaling that he will end birthright citizenship through an executive order. According to the story,…

President Trump Does Not Understand the American Immigration System: Debunking Three Common Myths

On October 25th, 2018, President Donald Trump sent out a tweet that once again demonstrated his lack of understanding of United States immigration law and how our immigration system functions. The president stated that members of the so-called ‘caravan’ of migrants coming through Central America are trying to enter the U.S. “illegally” and that they…

There are Signs the Trump Administration May Be Preparing for Another Immigration Crackdown

On October 17th, 2018, the Los Angeles Times reported that United States Border Patrol agents arrested 16,658 “family members” at the U.S.-Mexico border in September. This is the highest number of family-related arrests on record. At the same time this is occurring, President Trump has started to lob more incendiary comments at immigrants. This culminated…

Major Policy Reversal: U.S. Immigration Authorities Will Not Ban Canadian Marijuana Workers

On October 17th, 2018, Canada’s 95-year-long federal prohibition on recreational marijuana will officially come to an end. At that point, the individual provinces will be in charge of regulating the sale of recreational marijuana. Surprising to some, Canada’s new laws have major implications for travel and immigration to the United States. In September, a spokesperson…

California Federal Judge Cites President Trump’s Racist Comments; Blocks Administration’s End of TPS for Four Countries

Since assuming office in January of 2017, President Trump has taken many different steps to restrict immigrant rights and increase deportations. Among the most brazen of these actions is the Administration’s effort to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for individuals from several different countries. Previously, our Los Angeles immigration lawyers have discussed ending TPS for…

Supreme Court Set to Hear Oral Arguments in Important Immigration Case

On October 10th, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in Nielsen v. Preap. In a case that will affect many thousands of immigrants, the nation’s highest court could decide the extent to which federal immigration enforcement authorities can detain immigrants for old criminal offenses. Here, our dedicated Los Angeles…

Homeland Security Watchdog: The Trump Administration’s Zero Tolerance Policy Caused ‘Chaos’

Recently, we learned more about the immoral, poorly planned family separation policy that the Trump Administration put in place last spring. As U.S. government officials are still struggling to reunite families that were torn apart, a key government watchdog has issued a report highlighting major flaws in the Trump Administration’s handling of its zero tolerance…

Alert: 150 Immigrants Arrested in Latest ICE Raids in Los Angeles

On September 26th, 2019 the Los Angeles Times reported on the latest mass deportation raids in Southern California. Officials told the paper that at least 150 immigrants in communities across the Los Angeles area were arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Unfortunately, even though state and local officials in California have taken important…

Trump Administration Proposes Rule Limiting Green Cards

On September 22nd, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a proposed rule change that would limit access to green cards for immigrants who use basic public benefits. According to reporting from National Public Radio (NPR), the rule change would dramatically expand the federal government's authority to deny green cards to immigrants if they…

Jeff Sessions Imposes Limits on Immigration Judges’ Ability to Dismiss Deportation Cases

The latest anti-immigrant policy to come out of the Trump Administration is a particularly pernicious one. On September 19th, 2018, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new policy that will further restrict the authority that immigration judges have to dismiss deportation cases. According to reporting from Reuters, Jeff Sessions has ruled that immigration…