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Understanding Form I-693 (The Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record)

If you or your loved one is applying for an adjustment of status (a green card), you will typically be required to complete and submit Form I-693. A clean copy of this application form — the official Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record — is provided online by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services…

Moral Failure On Our Southern Border: Trump Administration Separating Families

Recently, disturbing reports have come out regarding Trump Administration’s treatment of migrants who are attempting to obtain asylum in the United States. According to the New York Times, hundreds of young children, many of whom are infants, have been separated from their families at the southern border. Reporters at the New York Times reviewed data…

New California Bill Would Put Major Limits on Immigration Disclosures in State Court

Under the Trump Administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been using increasingly harsh, aggressive immigration enforcement tactics. Among other things, there have been reports that ICE has even started detaining people at courthouses. California lawmakers are now responding. A new bill, (Senate Bill 785), recently passed by the legislature, would provide major protections…

Debunking President Trump’s False Claims on California, Immigrants, and Crime

On April 19th, President Donald Trump sent out a tweet criticizing California Governor Jerry Brown. Mr. Brown announced that while he will comply with the Administration’s demand for National Guard support at the border, he is heavily restricting what will occur on California National Guard patrols. In attacking Governor Brown, President Trump’s tweet alluded to…

Supreme Court Strikes Down Ninth Circuit Ruling that Stated Detained Immigrants are Entitled to Bond Hearings

On February 27th, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a long-awaited opinion in the case of Jennings v. Rodriguez. Sadly, the Supreme Court’s decision delivers a serious blow to immigrant rights. The nation’s highest court has overturned a Ninth Circuit decision that established an end to indefinite detention in immigration facilities. In…

High Ranking ICE Attorney Admits to Stealing the Identities of Immigrants

On February 14th, 2018, CBS Los Angeles reported that a high ranking ICE attorney admitted to stealing the identities of immigrants in a concerted effort to fraudulently obtain money and property for himself. According to a press release from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Raphael A. Sanchez, the former ICE Chief Counsel for the Seattle…

Is ICE Targeting ‘Sanctuary Cities’ for Enforcement?

On September 29th, 2017, Mercury News reported that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently arrested at least 498 people in a four-day national immigration sweep. This is a sudden and very concerning increase in immigration enforcement action. Once again, it is another highly public action taken by the agency in an effort to intimidate…

The Top Five Most Immigrant-Friendly Cities in the U.S.

According to data provided by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), there are nearly 45 million foreign born individuals currently residing in the United States. There is no question: America remains one of the most popular destinations in the world for immigrants seeking a new home. Indeed, certain cities within the U.S. are particularly…

Immigrants Making an Impact in the Trucking Industry

Recently, FleetOwner, a magazine that is targeted at executives and managers who work in the trucking industry, published an informative, thought-provoking piece on the immense impact that immigrants are making in commercial trucking. Indeed, according to the reporting, immigrants have become a critical part of this industry, yet the executives at the big trucking companies…