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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... READ MORE

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... READ MORE

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... READ MORE

What Is Administrative Processing

  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... READ MORE

What is 221 (g)

  What is 221(g)? What is 221(g)? What does it mean? If you have this question, it probably means that you or a family member or a friend went to a visa interview at a U.S. consulate abroad and instead of getting the visa, they got a sheet of paper, a worksheet, and on it,... READ MORE

Shattering Your Worries About 221G

  Shattering Your Worries About 221(G) 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... READ MORE

Need To Get Your Visa Out Of Administrative Processing Schedule A Strategy Session With Us

  Need To Get Your Visa Out Of Administrative Processing? Schedule A Strategy Session With Me Let’s say your visa is stuck in administrative processing and the consulate is giving you the runaround. They’re telling you that you have to continue to wait so they can do administrative processing. Meanwhile, you’re frustrated and sick and... READ MORE