Federal Judge Enjoins DHS from Halting DACA Renewals

When DACA ends in March of this year, pursuant to an order from the U.S Attorney General, it is estimated up to 1000 current DACA recipients will lose status each and every day. The California Attorney General, along with other entities, filed suit in San Francisco asking a Federal District Court Judge to issue an […]

TPS Discontinued for 200,000 from El Salvador

The Department t of Homeland Security (DHS) has ordered El Salvadoran’s granted Temporary Protective Status and work authorization to depart the U.S. before September of 2019 or face deportation. It is unclear if work permits that are to expire in 2018 can be renewed at this point but our immigration lawyers are carefully monitoring USCIS […]

Immigration Lawyers Oppose ICE in Courthouses

Our judicial system is under attack from one of the very agencies charged with protecting it; namely, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and ICE, its enforcement arm. All of us, including the undocumented, have the right to pursue actions in court whether it be to seek protection from an abuser or bring an action […]

Immigration Lawyers Argue DACA Was Constitutional

The current president ended DACA on March 5th of this year arguing it was unconstitutional for his predecessor to take executive action to grant DACA relief to 800,000 “Dreamers,” or undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. Then President Trump stated that if Congress did not legislate DACA into law he would reconsider starting […]

Court Orders DHS to Release DACA Documents

The California Attorney General and other interested parties have convinced the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to order the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release documents related to President’s Trump ending of the DACA program. Our immigration attorneys helped hundreds of clients file for and renew DACA before the program was terminated and are […]

Dreamers Encouraged by Democratic Support for Dream Act

Those whose DACA programs will expire next year because of Trump’s Executive Order are looking to the Democratic Party to get the Dream Act adopted. If Republicans expect Democrats to support a federal budget for 2018, which must pass early next month, they may have to compromise on the Dream Act in order to get […]

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 […]

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 […]

DACA Beneficiary To Be Deported Without Court Hearing

The sister and daughter of two Argentines recently detained by ICE now faces deportation herself by speaking out about her family’s detention and according to DHS can be deported without a hearing. Unfortunately that is a true statement of the law. Ordinarily an undocumented alien, present in the US for more than 10 years (she […]