*Practice limited to federal immigration law. Licensed in NY, MA, but not in CA.

Tag Archives: California

Los Angeles Times Report: Trump Administration Violating the Law in Implementing Its “Remain in Mexico” Policy

On August 28th, 2019, the Los Angeles Times reported that several U.S. officials believe that the Trump Administration is violating American law in its implementation of the “Remain in Mexico” policy.  Since the Migrant Protection Protocol (the Remain in Mexico Policy) was unveiled earlier this year, at least 37,578 asylum applicants have been sent back... READ MORE

Attorney General William Barr Promotes Immigration Judges With High Rates of Denial in Asylum Claims

On August 23rd, 2019, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that U.S. Attorney General William Barr is disproportionately promoting immigration judges with unusually high denial rates in asylum claims. This news comes at the same time that the Trump Administration is putting a number of additional barriers in front of asylum seekers — including putting some... READ MORE

Trump Administration Set to End ‘Flores Settlement Agreement’, Wants to Detain Migrant Families Indefinitely

According to a report from ABC News, the Trump Administration is reportedly preparing to roll out a new plan that would allow for the indefinite, long-term detention of migrant families — including young children and infants.  Reports indicate that the Trump Administration will move to unilaterally terminate key provisions of the Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA).... READ MORE

Report: Serious Medical Neglect at Immigration Detention Center in Southern California

According to reporting from Voice of San Diego, a detainee at San Diego’s Otay Mesa Detention Center is alleging that he has been a victim of serious medical neglect within the facility. A representative for the unidentified asylum seeker has filed a complaint with the California medical board — arguing that her client is receiving... READ MORE

ICE Arrests Nearly 700 People at Worksites Across Mississippi — One of the Largest Immigration Raids in U.S. History

According to reporting from KTLA 5, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted the largest immigration raid in more than ten years — arresting nearly 700 people at multiple worksites in Mississippi. Apparently planned over the last several months, the agency used approximately 600 agents to carry out coordinated enforcement operations at food processing... READ MORE

Trump Administration Puts Nearly 60,000 Immigration Cases on the “Fast Track” — Los Angeles is One of Ten Cities Included in the Pilot Program

According to reporting from PBS NewsHour, the Trump Administration has rolled out a new pilot program — putting more than 56,000 immigration cases on a “fast track”. Ten cities have been included within this pilot program, including Los Angeles.  While frustrating delays and lengthy backlogs have been a major problem in immigration courts, the Trump... READ MORE

Los Angeles Time Op-Ed: Immigration Judge Resigned Because She Could Not in “Good Conscience” Serve Under the Trump Administration

On August 4th, 2019, a disheartening op-ed was published in the Los Angeles Times. Titled ‘Why I resigned as an immigration judge’, it was written by Ilyce Shugall — a former immigration judge in San Francisco who was driven out of service by the Trump Administration’s repeated attacks on immigrant rights.  Ms. Shugall noted that... READ MORE

Understanding Immigration Law: What is Section 1325?

In the first night of a two-night Democratic presidential debate, a sharp disagreement emerged over what should be done about immigration law and “Section 1325”. Julián Castro, the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, challenged former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke to support his proposal to outright repeal Section 1325.  Many people who are interested... READ MORE

Supreme Court Blocks Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census, But the Trump Administration is Still Pushing

On June 27th, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States put a hold on the Trump Administration’s proposal to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census. In the case of Department of Commerce v. New York, the court ruled that the administration would need to produce a better explanation regarding why it is... READ MORE