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Jeff Sessions Imposes Limits on Immigration Judges’ Ability to Dismiss Deportation Cases

The latest anti-immigrant policy to come out of the Trump Administration is a particularly pernicious one. On September 19th, 2018, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new policy that will further restrict the authority that immigration judges have to dismiss deportation cases. According to reporting from Reuters, Jeff Sessions has ruled that immigration…

Supreme Court’s Pereira v. Sessions Decision Provides New Deportation Defense

On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision that will benefit thousands of immigrants. The Supreme Court's Pereira V. Sessions Decision The Supreme Court ruled that Mr. Pereira, a Brazilian citizen living in Massachusetts, was eligible to apply for a green card through Cancellation of Removal (also called the…

What is the Flores Settlement?

For several weeks the Trump Administration has falsely blamed ‘the law’ for its immoral decision to separate families at the southern border. Some administration officials have also pointed to the 1997 Supreme Court case of Flores v. Reno (also known as the ‘Flores settlement’) as a reason why family separation occurred. Once again this is…

Supreme Court Strikes Down Portion of Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) as ‘Unconstitutionally Vague’

On April 17th, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a key portion of federal immigration law. In the case of Sessions v. Dimaya, the nation’s highest court ruled (5-4) that a portion of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) is too vague to be enforced, and thus is in violation of…

How Do You Appeal a Deportation Order in Los Angeles, California

Unfortunately, many people are deported from California on illegitimate grounds every year. Often, those facing removal have immigration options available that they have not yet exercised. If you or a family member is facing deportation in Los Angeles, you need to take immediate action. It is highly recommended that you seek guidance from an experienced…

Is ICE Retaliating Against Immigration Activists?

On March 16th, 2018, National Public Radio (NPR) published a disturbing story about immigration activists who are alleging that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been actively retaliating against immigration rights advocates around the country. According to the report, ICE has been aggressively targeting enforcement action against some high-profile undocumented immigrants and immigrant rights…

A Portrait of the High Cost of Deportation

On December 12th, 2017 The Guardian published a heartbreaking portrait of a woman who was deported from the United States after living in Los Angeles County for more than 25 years. Luz María Hernández, originally from Guerrero, Mexico, a southern state that has been rocked by violence related to the drug trade, was detained by…

Are California Immigration Facilities Failing and Ill Equipped?

Recently, the Los Angeles Times filed a disturbing story on California’s failing immigration detention facilities. There are very serious questions being raised about how immigrants are being treated within these facilities. This is a big problem in both California and all around the United States. As the Trump Administration aggressively seeks to detain more and…