Category Archives: Immigration News

Venezuelan-American Community Leaders Urge President Biden to Keep Promise on Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

According to reporting from the Caracas Chronicles, Venezuelan-American community leaders are urging President Biden to keep his campaign promise and deliver on the issue of Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Notably, as a candidate, President Biden made a specific pledge to extend legal protections to Venezuelans. In this article, our Los Angeles immigration lawyer explains the... READ MORE

President Biden Plans to Send Bill to Congress to Give Legal Status to 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants

The Biden Administration is starting to roll out its immigration reform plans—and some of the proposals are more ambitious than were previously expected. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, President Biden is expected to ask Congress to pass a legislation that, among other things, provides legal status to approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants. In... READ MORE

Biden Administration, Mexican Government, and Others Left to Deal With President Trump’s Mess at the Southern Border

Officially referred to as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), the Trump Administration’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy has created a tremendous amount of hardship for vulnerable asylum seekers. With only a couple of weeks left in the administration, President-Elect Biden—and the Mexican government—are currently trying to figure out how to clean up the mess at the... READ MORE

What Does the Biden Presidency Meet for the Future of TPS (Temporary Protected Status)

On December 14th, 2020, the Electoral College officially affirmed Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. With President-Elect Biden set to assume office in a little more than a month, large and swift shifts are expected on immigration policy. There are major implications for the future of Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Here, our Los... READ MORE

California Lawmakers: State Should Expand Health Coverage to Undocumented Immigrants

As reported by The Sacramento Bee, several top California legislators are pushing the state to expand health coverage to undocumented immigrants. They are actively seeking support from Governor Gavin Newsom. If passed into law, Assembly Bill 4 (AB 4) would give all low-income adults in California the right to enroll in Medi-Cal—regardless of their immigration... READ MORE

Los Angeles Times Sues Federal Government, Seeking Records on Abuse in ICE Detention Facilities

On December 1st, 2020, the Los Angeles Times confirmed that the organization has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in an effort to seek records and information from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) claim was filed after a recent investigative report revealed allegations... READ MORE

California Federal Judge Throws Out President Trump’s New H-1B Visa Rules

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, a federal judge in Oakland, California has blocked President Trump’s new restrictions on H-1B visas. District Judge Jeffrey S. White ruled that the Trump Administration failed to demonstrate “good cause needed to skip the notice and comment requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).” Here, our... READ MORE

Supreme Court Set to Review Trump Administration’s Plan to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants from Official Census Count

According to a report from ABC News, the Supreme Court of the United States is set to review a Trump Administration plan that would exclude millions of undocumented immigrants from the official census statistics. In effect, the outgoing administration proposal would shift billions of dollars of federal funding out of communities with high numbers of... READ MORE