Tag Archives: Los Angeles

Disrupted By COVID-19, California Churches Offer Safe Place for Asylum Seekers

On November 8th, 2020, the Los Angeles Times published a story on several California churches that are stepping up and providing safety and protection to vulnerable asylum seekers. While these churches are facing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are now using the space and the resources that they have available to assist vulnerable …

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YOUR VISA HAS BEEN PRINTED – Here’s How We Did It For Joanna

Is your spouse’s immigration situation in DANGER of going to limbo? Hey! It’s Josh here again. There’s nothing as crushing and as difficult to process as to realize… Nothing is being done to move your spouse’s immigration situation forward by the government. That was the case for Joanna, a dear recent client of mine who …

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Los Angeles County Will Pay $14 Million to Immigrants Illegally Detained By the Police

According to a recent report from the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles County has agreed to pay $14 million in compensation to settle a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of immigrants who were unlawfully obtained by the Sheriff’s Department between 2010 and 2014. Here, our Southern California immigration attorney provides an overview of the allegations …

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Telemundo Interview: President Trump Promises New Executive Order on Immigration

On July 10th, President Trump sat down for an exclusive interview with Telemundo—North America’s largest Spanish language television network. In a sharp break from his usual anti-immigrant rhetoric and his poor record on immigrant rights, the president made big promises to help expand legal protections for people.  Among other things, the President stated his intention …

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AP Report: Visa Lottery Winners Feel Cheated (And With Good Reason)

Through the visa diversity lottery, people from all over the world can apply for a green card to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. It is sometimes referred to as winning a green card because the odds of success are so modest. With variation from country to country, the odds …

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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 …

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Report: President Trump to Sign Order Restricting Certain Work Visa for the Remainder of 2020

According to a report from Wall Street Journal, President Trump announced that he will sign an executive order that will temporarily restrict a number of different employment visas, including H-1B visas, H-2B visas, L-1 visas, and J-1 visas. The temporary suspension—which is set to run until the end of 2020—will only apply to new employment …

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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 …

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