Immigration Law Blog

 

Withholding of Removal: Explained

An immigrant who faces a credible fear of persecution in their country of origin may be eligible to obtain asylum protection in the United States. Although asylum is the most well known immigration options for people who face imminent danger in their native country, it is not the only option that is currently available under…

California Governor Gavin Newsom Signs New Laws Extending Protections to Immigrants

According to reporting from the Los Angeles Times, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed two new bills that extend additional legal protections to immigrants. In passing these laws, California state legislators continue to make a sharp contrast with President Trump and his administration’s efforts to curtail immigrant rights. In this article, our California immigration law attorney…

Exclusive Report: Thousands of Children, Including Infants, Returned to Mexico Under Trump Administration Policy

On October 11th, 2019, Reuters released an exclusive investigative report on how the Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP)—that being President Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy—is impacting young children. Since the policy was unveiled in January of 2019, Reuters found that the United States government has sent approximately 16,000 minors back to Mexico—a figure that includes nearly…

Trump Administration Releases Proclamation—Seeks to Bar Visas for Uninsured Immigrants 

On October 4th, 2019, the Los Angeles Times reported that the Trump Administration is rolling out a new policy proposal that will prohibit most immigrants who do not have health insurance coverage from obtaining visas. The move is just the latest attempt by President Trump to punish low-income immigrants and immigrants who use basic social…

Immigrant Detainee Dies in Southern California ICE Facility

On October 2nd, 2019, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Nebane Abienwi, a 37-year-old migrant from Cameroon, died in ICE custody in Southern California. In early September, Mr. Abienwi was detained at the United States-Mexico border, where he applied for asylum. For the last month, he was being held inside of the Otay Mesa Detention…

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Plan to Detain Migrant Children Indefinitely

According to reporting from the Los Angeles Times, United States District Judge Dolly Gee has blocked the Trump Administration’s latest effort to push for the indefinite detention of migrant children. Earlier this summer, the administration unveiled proposed rule changes that sought to end key aspects of the Flores Settlement. At least for the time being,…

Trump Administration Slashes Refugee Cap Again — Down to a Historic Low of 18,000

According to reporting from The Washington Post, the Trump Administration is set to cut the refugee limit down to 18,000 for the upcoming fiscal year. Not only has President Trump slashed the number of refugees every year that he has been in office, but this will be the lowest cap in the nearly 40-year history…

Five Mistakes that Could Get Your Student Visa Application Denied

The United States is the home to many of the world’s finest colleges and universities. In fact, U.S. News & World Report listed five California-based schools in the top 20 of its 2019 global rankings.  Securing admission to an American school is a significant achievement. Of course, for foreign students, acceptance is only one step…

The Trump Administration is Blocking Public Access to the “Immigration Tent Courts”

According to reporting from the Los Angeles Times, the Trump Administration announced that it will not allow any independent access to the so-called “immigration tent courts” that have been set up in multiple locations along the United States-Mexico border in Texas. Indeed, neither the press, legal observers, no members of the public will be allowed…