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

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As COVID-19 Cases Rise, a California Federal Judge Orders ICE to Free Immigrant Children

According to a report from National Public Radio (NPR), a California federal judge has ordered all children being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for more than 20 days to be released before July 17th. The decision applies to all three of the agency’s Family Residential Centers (FRC).  The court determined that the federal... READ MORE

California’s Sanctuary State Law Will Stand

As reported by the Los Angeles Daily News, the Supreme Court of the United States will not hear the Trump Administration’s challenge to California’s sanctuary state law. Thus, the state’s critically important 2017 law that provided additional protections to immigrants has been upheld and it will remain in place. Below, our Los Angeles immigration law... READ MORE

Application Window Open: Undocumented Immigrants Can Now Apply for COVID-19 Relief in California

The COVID-19 outbreak is a serious public health and economic crisis. Unfortunately, undocumented immigrants—who have been disproportionately affected by government shutdowns—have been largely left out of federal financial support programs. Last month, the state of California created a first of its kind fund to help support undocumented immigrants.  The fund is now valued at $125... READ MORE

Immigrant Rights Advocates Tried to Donate Protective Masks to the Otay Mesa Detention Center—they Were Turned Away at the Gates

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) epidemic is hitting communities throughout the country. The California Department of Public Health has confirmed 43,464 cases of COVID-19 in the state as of April 28th. While everyone is at risk of respiratory disease, the situation is especially dire in places where true social distancing is impossible, such as in immigration detention... READ MORE

President Trump’s 60-Day Immigration Moratorium: What You Need to Know

According to reporting from the Los Angeles Blade, President Trump has signed an Executive Order that temporarily restricts immigration for a period of 60 days. The plan was initially announced on the President’s Twitter account, as a characteristically vague and overwrought declaration: “I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the... READ MORE

California Creates $75 Million COVID-19 Relief Fund to Support Undocumented Immigrants—It is an Important Step, But More is Needed

California’s ‘Stay Home’ order is a crucial public safety measure designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Unfortunately, a consequence of the temporary closure of non-essential businesses is a significant economic dislocation. While there are state and federal policies in place to help provide financial relief to people in need, undocumented immigrants have largely... READ MORE