Reinstatement of Prior Deportation Orders

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and ICE under President Trump are looking to reinstate 970,000 Orders of Removal and Deportations, over 80 percent of which are involving non-criminal aliens. Over the years many undocumented immigrants with criminal charges have been placed into immigration court following a conviction of a serious crime including Domestic Battery, […]

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 […]

Trump’s Expansion Of Deportation Unconstitutional

In past administrations, before the President issued an executive order regarding immigration it was vetted, by among others, White House Counsel, the Justice Department under the attorney General, DHS and other governmental agencies. Many immigration attorneys and other advocates believe his executive orders on immigration are unconstitutional. The new president in order to quickly fulfill […]

Trumps Deportation Plan Becomes Clear

The President’s new executive order, other than excempting DACA recipients from deportation, affects just about every other undocumented immigrant, particularly those who do not have 10 years of presence in the US or American family members: a spouse, children or parents who are residents or citizens. Our immigration lawyers have helped thousands of clients who […]

All Undocumented Immigrants Subject to Deportation

The Department of Homeland Security has released the much anticipated Executive Order prioritizing undocumented immigrants approved and signed by President Trump on 2/21/17. The president’s campaign promises to prioritize ” violent criminals” has been expanded by this order to include anyone who entered the U.S. without benefit of a visa regardless of the lack of […]

CE Detains Victim of Domestic Battery

A victim of domestic violence was recently detained for deportation proceedings by ICE when she appeared in court to testify at her abuser’s court hearing. ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) under President Obama cooperated with local law enforcement in protecting victims and witnesses of violent crimes with a U Visa to allow them to remain […]

Trump Threatens to Revoke Funding for Sanctuary Cities

As the president ramps up deportations in the US by hiring more ICE agents and threatening States and Cities with loss of federal funding for police and other law enforcement, undocumented immigrants feel threatened by this new administration. The administration threats to state and local governments must be met with resistance not compliance. Our immigration […]