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Several Southern California Farm Workers Allegedly Scammed By Fake Immigration Lawyer

According to reporting from The Tribune, a Los Angeles County man has been accused of falsely posing as an immigration lawyer and scamming immigrant farm workers. The State Bar of California announced that it has obtained an order against a Los Angeles area businessman Vincent Enriquez. He is being charged with the unauthorized practice of…

Autopsy Results: Deceased Transgender Immigrant Sustained Physical Injuries in ICE Custody, Received Inadequate Medical Care

On November 26th, 2018, the Daily Beast reported that a transgender woman named Roxsana Hernández Rodriguez — who tragically died in a privately run immigration detention facility last May — was likely physically abused and denied necessary medical care before passing away. This is according to the results of an autopsy report released by the…

Asylum Applicants Can Spend Months or Years in Detention — Even Without a Criminal Record

For immigrants, being held in a detention facility can be a long and unpredictable experience. The United States government is, unfortunately, notoriously slow in processing applications for asylum and other immigration cases. While many people have a vague understanding that immigration courts have a large backlog, most people do not know the true effects that…

Ninth Circuit Court Rules Against Trump Administration on DACA

On November 8th, 2018 the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled against the Trump Administration on DACA. In the case of Regents of the University of California v. DHS ("DACA II"), Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw wrote that the rescission of the DACA program by the Trump Administration is unlawful due to…

New Report: Trump Administration Finds Few Cases of Immigration Fraud

The Trump Administration has repeatedly and consistently attacked immigrants and immigrant communities. Among many other things, the president has falsely accused immigrants of being more likely to commit crimes and he has proposed harsh new rules to restrict access to green cards for any immigrants who use public benefits. The president and his allies have…

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Block Some Migrants From Seeking Asylum

In the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections, President Trump increasingly launched a steady barrage of rhetorical and policy-based attacks of immigrants and immigrant communities. This includes sending military officers to the Southern Border and claiming that he will end birthright citizenship through a blatantly unconstitutional executive order.    In a November 1st speech, the…

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…

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…
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