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Los Angeles Times: COVID-19 Outbreak Poses Huge Threats to Our “Overloaded” Immigration System

On March 18th, 2020, the Los Angeles Times published an important piece detailing how the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak is already adversely affecting our strained immigration system. Immigration judges and immigrant rights advocates are pleading with the federal government for both assistance and clarity—but, thus far, the response has been very limited. Here, our Los Angeles…

Lawsuit: U.S. Government Should Release Elderly and Vulnerable Immigrants at Highest Coronavirus (COVID-19) Risk

Over the last two months, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has swept across the entire world. It is an incredibly dangerous virus, and the outbreak has led to the cancellation of virtually every large event in the country and has resulted in California closing its bars and restaurants. Governor Gavin Newsom has also called for residents 65…

The Trump Administration Has Created a DOJ Section Dedicated to the “Denaturalization” of Immigrants

Naturalization is the legal process through which a foreign born immigrant can obtain American citizenship. While you may be familiar with naturalization, you may not have heard the term “denaturalization”—at least not until very recently. Last month, President Trump’s Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the creation of a brand new section dedicated solely to investigating…

Los Angeles Times Editorial: The U.S. Government Used Private Disclosures Made in Therapy Sessions Against a Teenage Asylum Seeker

On March 10th, 2020, the Los Angeles Times published an important editorial highlighting the disheartening and distributing case of a 17-year-old asylum seeker who had seemingly protected disclosures he made in therapy used against him in official legal proceedings.  While the boy was told that the information he shared with mental health professionals would be…

Trump Administration is Pushing Another Round of Immigration Fee Hikes—It Could Cost More than $1,000 to Appeal a Deportation Order

According to a report from The New York Times, the Trump Administration is once against pushing sharp increases in immigration fees—dramatically increasing the costs of certain court filings. If they go into effect, the changes could put a deep financial strain on vulnerable immigrants. In some cases, the fees could make it cost prohibitive for…

Federal Appeals Court Blocks the Trump Administration’s “Remain in Mexico” Policy—But It Will Remain in Place for Now

According to a report from The Washington Post, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the Trump Administration’s implementation of the Migrant Protocols Protocols (MPP)—often referred to more simply as the “Remain in Mexico” policy. However, later in that afternoon, the San Francisco-based federal court voted to suspend its order, which will allow the MPP…

How To Go From F-1 Visa Or OPT To Work Visa Or Green Card

   How To Go From F-1 Visa Or OPT To Work Visa Or Green Card Let's say you're on an F-1 visa. You're an international student, and you're getting ready to start your OPT. Or perhaps you're already on OPT, or your OPT may be about to end. Now you're wondering what's next in…

Need A Marriage Green Card Quickly In Los Angeles? Watch This!

   Need A Marriage Green Card Quickly In Los Angeles? I help a lot of people get green cards through marriage. And one of the questions that comes up a lot for my clients in the Los Angeles area is how to get legally married really quickly? In many locations in and around Los…

How to Prepare to Apply for an O-1 Visa

An O-1 visa is a type of non-immigrant visa that is reserved specifically for people with “extraordinary” abilities. As explained by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you may be eligible for an O-1 visa if you can demonstrate a record of superior talent and/or ability in the field such as the arts, education,…

The Trump Administration is Planning “Crackdown” in Sanctuary Cities—Los Angeles Officials Strongly Oppose the Policy

According to a report from Reuters, the Trump Administration is sending teams of immigration enforcement officers to sanctuary cities all across the country—including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, New York, and Chicago.  The agents—who are members of the CBP Border Patrol Tactical Unit—are being deployed to help ICE ramp up deportations. This is just the…
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