Republican Senator Jeff Flake from Arizona is supporting an extension of DACA to allow recipients who qualify to continue to receive work authorization and deferral of deportation and a new version of the Dream Act which would be a “pathway to citizenship”. In the opinion of our immigration lawyers a ten year program to apply […]

California Law Protects Undocumented Immigrants

Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law a provision declaring the State of California a Sanctuary City opposed to the Trump Deportation Surge which has relied on local law enforcement to assist ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) in detaining and seeking to deport the undocumented. Our immigration attorneys have noticed an increase in the […]

ICE Using High Tech Tools to Detain Immigrants

Not only is DHS under the Trump Administration relying upon google searches, Facebook research and other tools to research one’s immigration status and arrest and conviction records, they are employing other high tech tools to fight international terrorism and to target visa overstays and those who entered the US. Our immigration attorneys make sure to […]

Immigration Lawyers Fight Presidents Deportation Plan

Immigration Attorneys who are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), an organization of which our attorneys are members, are meeting in New Orleans this week to among other matters discuss how best to protect their clients from this new administration. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FISCAL YEAR 2018 BUDGET: “Funding for a Massive Deportation Machine” […]

Immigration Attorneys Fight Deportation Reinstatements

Under our previous president, non-criminal aliens were able to ask the government for deferral of their prior removal orders if they were placed into immigration court under the doctrine known as prosecutorial discretion. Our immigration attorneys were able under the previous administration to seek prosecutorial discretion for numerous clients but that has becomes more difficult […]

Immigration Lawyers Pleased DACA Will Continue

Our immigration attorneys were very pleased to hear that the Department of Homeland Security announced on June 16, 2017 that it will continue the Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals program for those who were brought into the U.S. by parents. This program allows those were were brought into the U.S. before the age of […]

Immigration Lawyers Critical of US Attorney General

Immigration Lawyers are increasingly leery of new US Justice Department Policies attempting to limit availability of aliens contesting deportation after serving time in prison. In the past criminal defendants who are also undocumented immigrants could be released after serving time and thereafter proceed to an Immigration Court in their local communities where they have family […]

Sanctuary Cities Fight Trump’s Deportation Plans

The current president won election by promising to “build a wall” and deport “murderers, drug dealers and rapists” from Mexico and other Central American countries . Once he was elected he instructed ICE to pick up every undocumented immigrant convicted or even suspected of committing non-violent crimes. Our immigration attorneys have over 25 years of […]

US Visa Applicants must provide travel history and social media

The U.S. State Department has issued instructions to all 120 consulates around the world to require all applicants for tourist visas for both business and tourists to provide up to 15 years of past travel history as well as documents showing their social media and email contacts. Your immigration attorneys have filed business and family […]

California demand records of ICE detaining undocumented workers

The State of California has filed FOIA requests to determine the scope of ICE detentions in California of undocumented workers, many of whom have no criminal arrests or convictions. President Obama had a policy of allowing DHS prosecutors to decline to place non criminal aliens in deportations proceedings. However, Trump has vowed to reverse all […]